Village Education Outreach support Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
Many families in Uganda are affected by poverty, disease, drought, famine and the associated problems.
Women and Girls Empowerment Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
Women are developing sewing skills and girls are participating in an after-school.
Village Education Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
This project was created in an effort to improve ENGLISH language skills for children and adults coming from modest backgrounds, with lack of access to education.
Grant writers and fundraisers Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
The volunteers will support the local team to ensure that all available opportunities and ideas for raising funds for the organization are successfully exploited.
Caregiver Supporter Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
Caring for at-risk infants and children who are abandoned or otherwise, resource limited can have a lasting impact on a child’s well-being and is one of most rewarding.
Nutrition Supporter Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
Millions of people around the world struggle to maintain a balanced diet, leading to malnutrition, and many rely on starchy foods which traditionally have been cheapest.
Literacy supporter Kampala, Uganda Saint Ann Foundation
The community development project is a fantastic opportunity to live in the heart of an African village and be part of a life changing development work.

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Project Details

Non-Government Organization established for purposes of improving lives of vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) is a Non-Government Organization established for purposes of improving lives of vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). SAF implements the following programs; Early Childhood Development, Culture, Arts and Sports, Child Protection and Rights, Health, Water and Sanitation Food Security and Nutrition, Adolescent girls and Young women and Disability Inclusion.

Saint Ann Foundation was founded in 2016 by Abel Robert Ssekayombya who was raised by his Auntie Ann Muyingo after being orphaned at the age of 8 years. Abel had been a product of a teenage pregnancy, her mother having conceived him at the age of 14 years. To this end ABEL didn’t grow up with his mother and was given under the care of his paternal auntie aforementioned.

Abel was not the only child under Ann’s care: over the years she took-in other 20 children from her relatives most of whom had succumbed to HIV/AIDS. Using her meagre resources Abel’s Auntie had to work hard to provide for the 20 children under her care many times resorting to acquiring soft loans and many times like you would expect her property was often impounded.

During his childhood Abel knew poverty and poverty knew him; he started school quite later than his siblings, often missing classes during the school term as his Auntie couldn’t not afford to pay his school fees and materials on time.

In 2015 after many years of a hard life but with determination to overturn the trajectory, Abel earned his B.A in Social Sciences at Makerere University. The university degree came with many realizations for Abel; first the realization that he had to do something for the many other children in Uganda and the world who were undergoing a similar experience like he had gone through.

Therefore building on the legacy of his Auntie, He established the “Saint Ann Foundation”, to promote her legacy of supporting Orphans and Vulnerable children(OVCs)(CWDs, Orphans, SGBV) through educational, skills Development, Art for social change, sport and health programmes, with a special emphasis on girls, and young women in need because they are often the most vulnerable.

The SAF was officially registered as a Non-Profit Company and NGO in 2017 with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and National Non-Government Organization Bureau and in the USA with Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 

Vision: Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) envisions a world where children are nurtured and loved, given the necessary support they need to live life to their full potential, rescuing them from extreme poverty, deprivation and where adolescent girls and young women have the opportunity to actively contribute to their communities.

Motto: Empowered Children, transformed communities.

Mission: We exist to promote a coordinated effort aimed at the efficient acquisition and use of resources in order to enhance the welfare of children, adolescent girls and young women.

Objectives;

1) To foster international cooperation, community-based development and cross culture programs to ensure that all children, women have access to fundamental rights of life, resources and opportunities.

2) Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing of children and their families.

3) Promote economic strengthening for orphans and vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Contact Person
Abel Robert Ssekayombya
Abel Robert Ssekayombya
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

SAF is an indigenous NGO fully registered with 5 years’ experience of working with rural communities at a grassroot level. Women’s empowerment is integral to our work and women are strongly represented on our Board and teams at all levels. SAF focus on supporting initiatives for sustainable community based and gender sensitive development with particular focus on health, education, agriculture, women and youth rights, and micro credit/enterprise development. SAF has implemented a number of health projects by aiming to improve access to high-quality primary health care and social services for mothers, children and young people.

Our vision is of a world in which all people everywhere have the opportunity to live life in all its fullness. Our organizational values are Creativity, Partnership, Integrity and Diversity and our commitment to these values is demonstrated through all our work. We see education, with an emphasis on literacy as an efficient strategy to combat poverty, promote a better and healthier quality of life. Our board of directors is comprised of 4 members 3 of whom are female and 1 male. SAF employs 12 permanent staff and 20 volunteers.

The following are some of the organization

Objectives;

1) To foster international cooperation, community-based development and cross culture programs to ensure that all children, women have access to fundamental rights of life, resources and opportunities.

2) Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing of children and their families.

3) Promote economic strengthening for orphans and vulnerable children, adolescent girls and young women

Saint Ann Foundation has implemented a number of projects by aiming to improve access to high-quality primary health care and social services for mothers, children and young people. SAF have provided a comprehensive community sexual and reproductive health program to reduce the teenage pregnancy and maternal mortality in Buyiga Island. This is evidenced in the following achievements;

  • A water project to serve 5000 people in Kamusogonya village with support from the Benjamin Family Foundation -Austria -March 2021
  • Training of 100 adolescent and young girls in reproductive health including making of sanitary towels with support from Just peoples-Austria-April 2021
  • Setting up of 2 Early childhood development centres at Busega and Kasangati underserved areas with support from operation Give-USA from 2016-todate
  • A community model farm at Buyiga island from Benjamin and Family Foundation-from 2018-todate
  • 1,921 community members received basic health education including reproductive health, nutrition, malaria, diarrhea and other health/hygiene issues and problems from Herbalife Nutrition foundation-USA between 2018-19

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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