Background

Basing on the number of school dropout due loss of their parents, family neglegency, the insufficient funds to pay for school fees and scholastic materials, Samaritans For Children was started to help the most vulnerable and marginalized children so that they can attain quality education and become responsible citizens of Uganda. The director(Muyingo Andrew) having struggled in life as an orphan while growing up, he was inspired to start Samaritans For Children in 2014 to help the most vulnerable children in Mityana and elsewhere. We started with taking care of 12 children and the organisation is currently taking care of 73 children in schools like New Junior School Mityana. The organisation helps the orphans and vulnerable children with education and access to the better living standards.



Situation Analysis Of Orphans And Vulnerable Children In Uganda

Uganda was one of the first countries in which the potential impact of the HIV and AIDS epidemic on children was documented and recognized (Hunter 1990, Müller and Abbas 1990, Dunn et al. 1992). According to Children on the Brink 2000 (Hunter and Williamson 2000), in 1990, 17 percent of Uganda’s children below 15 years old were orphaned. The Uganda National Household Survey conducted by UBOS in 2005/6 identified that 15 percent of Ugandan children (below the age of 18 years old) were orphaned, suggesting that at that time there were approximately two million orphaned children in Uganda.
In Uganda, a child who has been orphaned is defined as a child below the age of 18 years old whose mother or father has died 1 (MGLSD 2004b). According to this definition, orphaned children are just one category of vulnerable children in Uganda, since many more children live in situations that render them vulnerable. Rampant poverty and lack of access to basic services (such as appropriate housing, health care, education, water, and sanitation) have left many children vulnerable to high risks of exposure to harm.

Our Team

Muyingo Andrew
Director Samaritans For Children

Nabakunja Norah
Chair Person

Mr. Ssimbwa Robert Robinson
Heads New Junior Sch.

Mission

To enhence reduction in poverty, illiteracy, diseases through improved social economic and spiritual service delivery to the vulnerable groups in Mityana District.

Vision

Qualitative life for children's house holds in the community.

Objectives

  • To support on social and gospel acitivities for children and youths in Mityana District.
  • To promote education and health of the vulnerable children communities in the area.
  • To figth HIV/AIDS and support orphans and vulnerable children.
  • To establish self sustaining projects in areas of health, education, water and sanitation.
  • To promote food production and agriculture in general for the vulnerable communities.
  • To establish samaritans for children home and church.

Our Philosophy

A better future for the most vulnerable and maginorised children is our pride!

Core Values

  • Caring
  • Service
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Transparency

Where We Work?

Samaritans For Children works in Mityana district. We get children from the most vulnerable homes, some come from streets and help them have a better education and the best standards of living.

Who We Are?

We are a community based christian organisation who don't discriminate the children of religion but believe in born again christian concepts of the Lord and son of God. We up bring the children under the lord's guidance of phyiscal, spiritual, emotional and mental support for a holistic responsible future young generation.

What we do?

  • We support vulnerable in New Junior School Mityana
  • We feed the needy children with lunch
  • We provide the needy children with scholarstic material
  • We give the vulnerable children school uniforms, shoes, clothes, mosquito nets, medical assistance.
  • We do quality water and sanitation sensitisation campaigns in schools.
  • We spread gospel in schools and donate bibles.

Testimonials