Africa Foundation is the largest independent service provider for marginalised children. It is also one of the foremost, child-centred, innovative organisations in Uganda.
Africa Foundation pioneered the first ever program of rehabilitating and caring for street children, orphans, abandoned babies and other vulnerable children in Uganda.
Founded in 1971 by Rev Dr Kefa Sempangi, Africa Foundation is a fully registered in:
Uganda: Africa Foundation
Registered No. S.5914/138
A Non-Governmental Organisation
UK: Africa Foundation for Uganda
Charity No. 1104869
Germany: Our Representatives: Dritte-welt-kreis.de.
Africa Foundation has two committees; one based in Uganda and an International satellite committee in United Kingdom and USA. The International committee is responsible for collecting money from sponsors, distributing photographs (and letters from children) to sponsors, sending money to the Uganda committee, keeping weekly contact with the Uganda office, and (once a year) making visits to the project in Uganda.
The Uganda Committee is responsible for keeping detailed records of transactions, sending monthly reports to the International Committee, distributing school uniforms, clothes, and school supplies, health care and resettlement programme to the street children, orphaned children and abandoned babies distributing daily meals to the children at our Mukono children Centre, keeping contact with and providing support to the orphan’s caregivers (for the children that Africa Foundation caters for while in their own foster homes), and for maintaining all our programmes.
Africa Foundation is driven by the desire to see these poor homeless children removed from the street and to provide them with the basic necessities of life.
The objectives of this programme are:
To pick these youngsters from the streets, marketplaces and slum areas and lead them into settling in a decent way of life.
To win the confidence of these young boys and girls, restoring in them the spirit of love, and to constantly remind them that they are also loved and cared for.
To rehabilitate, develop and settle these children, through stages, until they are restored to the “normal” lifestyles of living.
To provide them with shelter, foods, clothing, and medical care.
To provide them with an education, either formal or informal, cater for their training needs and to equip them with literacy skills.
To provide and encourage a sense of brotherhood among our children, settling them together as members of one family.