Support and empower vulnerable people living in Kampala, Mbale and Pader through education programs for youth and finance and business programs for adults
Oasis Uganda Charitable Trust is a locally registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in 2001. Known as Oasis Uganda, we are a Christian faith based organization which seeks to support and empower vulnerable people living in poverty in Uganda. Our initial focus was on supporting children and families at risk, with a particular emphasis on the girl child through the establishment of Bambejja, an education and holistic care programme for vulnerable girls at risk of becoming street children in Kawempe, Kampala. Today, Oasis Uganda carries out various community development initiatives aimed at supporting the poorest and vulnerable and helping them to move towards a place of self-sustainability in Kampala, Mbale and Pader.
Key to what we do is capacity building and approach this through two thematic areas: education and community empowerment. Beneficiaries and community partners are often engaged across all departments bringing a holistic approach to our work. Included in the various projects that Oasis Uganda carries out are, Catch-Up Programme, Child Rights Programme, Esteem Programme, Football Programme, Positive Parenting Training, development and support of village savings groups, IT training and vocational skills training. We also run a lower primary school in Mbale. We are partnered with 18 primary schools in Pader district, 9 primary schools in Mbale and support over 150 village savings groups.
Our school programmes ensure that nearly 15,000 children stay in school and helps protect them by teaching them about their rights and responsibilities. Our new primary school is continuing to grow and is providing much needed quality education in a very poor semi-rural community. Our savings groups are helping nearly 2,000 families earn extra money and start individual and group businesses.
Other current and evolving programs include:
These are aligned with our Esteem course, which looks at self-esteem, sex and relationships, mentoring and HIV/STD prevention. Our football programme is a medium for modeling character development with boys and girls.
Specific project outcomes will be customized through communication with NGO partners. Past examples of global projects have included:
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|Start time||Fall, Spring, Summer|
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|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
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