Projects by Type
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. By building schools we are helping to train the future doctors, nurses, technicians, firefighters, police, farmers and leaders.
|Arise & Shine Primary School, Palisa||Read More //|
Palisa School, (situated in Palisa), used to share a building with a local church. It looked more like an air raid shelter than a building for education. Early 2010 saw the completion of Arise and Shine Primary School, a new concrete build, funded by a local business from Northern Ireland.
|Ayila Primary School||Read More //|
Ayila Primary School is in Amulu in Gulu, Northern Uganda around 29km from Dr. Andrew McAvoy Primary School. The school has 12 acres of land and has been running since 1993.
|Busia School||Read More //|
Kisole Baptist Primary School is located right on the border of Uganda and Kenya. They requested a new school building to replace their mud structures. The school had a strong attendance but very poor resources and facilities.
|Buyobe Primary School||Read More //|
Buyobe Primary School is in the district of Kayunga, north of Kampala and has been running since 1992. The school owns about 1 acre of land.
|Christ the King School||Read More //|
Christ the King Primary School, is situated around 30km north of Kampala. When we first visited the school in 2006, it had three classrooms made from mud with tin roofs. It was encouraging to see that the school had made many of its own resources, and were trying their best to give the children an education.
|Coo–rom Tekwir Primary School||Read More //|
Coo–rom Tekwir Primary school is in the Amuru district in the north of Uganda. It was started in 2009 and has 250 children attending.
|Dr Andrew McAvoy Memorial School||Read More //|
Abaana owns 10 acres of land on which Dr Andrew McAvoy Memorial sits. For 20 years the LRA terrorised the people of this region, abducting children and committing atrocities. Now there is peace and this new school has brought real hope to the surrounding area.
|Matthew Cardwell School||Read More //|
Over the last 2–3 years we have raised ¬£100,000 to ‘transform’ Mpata Primary in Mukono, Uganda. The new school caters for 300–400 children and is one of the leading schools in the area. We will also be looking into medical and feeding projects in this area, to ensure that the children’s health is of a higher standard.
|Extending Fields of Life!||Read More //|
Fields of Life Academy in Uganda, consisting of 340 pupils ranging from Primary 1 to Primary 5, having two buildings, did not have enough classrooms to facilitate Primaries 6 and 7. This was a pressing need if the current Primary 5 was to progress.
|Katonte Junior School||Read More //|
Katonte Junior School is situated in the south of Uganda, near Jinja. The land was donated by a local family. Due to the lack of schools in the area, and high levels of illiteracy, the family wanted to see a school in the area.
|Lweeza Primary||Read More //|
Lweeza Primary School is situated on a hill overlooking Lake Victoria. It is in a remote area of the Mokono district. The nearest town is Nenjeru (10km). The school owns 10 acres of land.
|Matthew Cardwell Nursery Section||Read More //|
Matthew Cardwell Primary School was built and completed in 2004. The school includes kitchen facilities, a water pump and toilet block. In 2009 a team from Antrim High Street Presbyterian built a nursery near the new school build that now provides much better facilities for the children of grades 1-3 to learn.
|Moroto School||Read More //|
Moroto literacy school in Moroto is situated outside the chief town of the Moroto District of north eastern Uganda (West of Mount Moroto). It is home to the Karamajong people, a nomadic herding community (similar to the Masai). The area is very unstable and instead of the traditional weapons the Karamajong carry Ak-47s. There is a high level of poverty and Moroto is far from the developed capital of Kampala.
|New Foundation Primary– Kiwumu||Read More //|
New Foundation Primary School in Uganda owns 17 acres of flat land. The building was completed in the summer of 2007 when a team from St. Ninian’s High School (Isle of Man) helped finish the painting. St. Ninian’s High School spent one year raising funds for this school. Check out the school’s website here http://www.sch.im/snhs/ Previous to St. Ninian’s becoming involved, the school at this site had been destroyed by the rains, and our thanks go to Kenmore Church, Kenmore Primary and Glen Lyon Primary for helping to raise the necessary funds to construct a more permanent building.
|Strathearn Primary School||Read More //|
Katalemwa Primary School now Strathearn Primary School is situated on the outskirts of Kampala. The school started in a small room in a house, and expanded. They were able to acquire 3 acres of land, where the new school is now situated.
Child sponsorship is a very special way of linking one child with a donor, and allowing that donor to see the child develop and grow through the years that they support.
|Child Sponsorship Uganda||Read More //|
Abaana has been running a child sponsorship scheme now since 1997. We currently sponsor just over 1200 children from Uganda, East Africa. Most of the kids sponsored attend schools that Abaana have funded and can therefore ensure are kept up to the standards required by our child sponsorship program. We also sponsor kids attending schools funded by "Fields of Life", an Irish charity that we would often partner with.
Children at Risk
Across Africa, there are people dying through wars, famine and drought. Over six million children will die every year from things that we can cure or prevent. Our Children At Risk programs are aimed to help these children who need urgent help, from those living on the streets, to those who have been abducted.
|Gulu||Read More //|
In 2008 we began one of our largest projects in the North of Uganda, in a town called Gulu. For 20 years a war has raged between the government and rebel soldiers. The local people lived in fear. The children know more about fighting than playing. Society has broken down. We want to help bring back hope...
|Street Children Work||Read More //|
"Life was difficult on the street; I would go out to bins and on roads looking for something to eat. On the street I would be sick all the time, but still could not go back home to be mistreated." Regan 10 years old and living on the street.
|Aids Orphans||Read More //|
In Swaziland the UN estimates that at least 144,000 persons are in immediate need of food aid. This crisis however is shadowed by the AIDS crisis where by the end of 2004 there were over 300,000 children orphaned (approx 30% of the population), which is staggering for a population smaller than Northern Ireland.
|New Life Homes||Read More //|
A recent study claimed there were as many as 32 million children living on the streets in Africa. Children with no home to go to at the end of the day, no bed to lie in and no family to give them love. They rarely own more than the clothes on their back and each day they walk the streets begging or looking for work to survive. Lets turn things around for them…
|The Dwelling Place||Read More //|
"Dwelling Places" is a Christian ministry born from an international schools ministry. Rita Nkemba was called to the ministry of street children. Dwelling Places serves street children, street families, abandoned babies, and other children in crisis. Currently, Dwelling Places is working with over 70 children and over 45 mothers. Their goal is to ensure that street children in Uganda are raised in a God-honoring family setting, with love and care. This is done by removing children from the street and helping in the prevention of more street children by empowering the family unit.
It's hard to believe that the water we throw out after having a bath or washing the dishes is cleaner than the water many children have to drink. However, 6,000 children will die every day in Africa because they do not have access to clean water.
|Busia Well||Read More //|
Kisole Baptist Primary School was completed in 2006. What the children still needed, however, was a clean source of water.
|Christ the King Well||Read More //|
Once we knew we were building a school at Christ the King we knew it was also important to have clean water for the children.
|Four Water Wells (Zambia)||Read More //|
Water is probably the most important element to life (apart from oxygen). We can go without food for a long time but without water the body will be in trouble after a matter of days. What happens in a country where your water supply is of poor standard. If most westerners went to Africa we couldn't even drink the tap water without getting seriously sick.
|Matthew Cardwell Well||Read More //|
Walking down the trail to the water hole used by the children at the school and the surrounding village, I considered the walk that the children have to do every single day. And for what? As I looked at their drinking water I thought I wouldn't even bath my dog in that water. Brown, lots of floating insects and some bubbles showed what might lie beneath the surface.
|New Foundation Water Well||Read More //|
Kiwumu is located around 30km north of Kampala. The building of New Foundation Primary School was completed in July 2007.
|Sembabule Water Wells||Read More //|
We have several locations for potential water projects in the Sembabule district in Uganda.
|Water pump at FOLA||Read More //|
Fields of Life Academy (FOLA), is located in the Wakiso district of Uganda. One of our first projects was to extend the school, but we also wanted to build a water pump.
|Water wells in Ghana (8)||Read More //|
Water is one of the most important elements in life (apart from oxygen). We can go without food for a long time but without water the body will be in trouble after a matter of days. What happens in a country where your water supply is of poor standard. We take it for granted the fact that our water is tested and treated and comes through our taps crystal clear.
Abaana is working with various groups to help develop skills and train individuals to be able to provide care. We are also providing homes for displaced families.
|Matthew Cardwell Development||Read More //|
Mpata School was built in 2005, on 15 acres of land.. The land was cleared, but over the next few years we hope to develop it more and give the children more resources. (including clean water)
Many people across Africa do not have access to good quality healthcare. Our aim is to help provide healthcare to as many people as possible throughout Africa.
|Mosquito Nets||Read More //|
This year we aim to protect several communities in Uganda, by distributing mosquito nets to several villages around our schools and providing malaria treatment services. With your help we can save the lives of hundreds of babies, children and adults. At each distribution site we will also be providing free medical information about several life saving issues. We need your help to save as many lives as possible so please help us prevent more children from becoming just another malaria statistic.
|Bandages||Read More //|
Due to the Civil War in Congo and a diminished provision of certain medical supplies, an extreme shortage of Plaster Bandage for setting broken limbs became apparent. Doctors reported dozens of children and adults suffering in hospital with broken limbs and no mean of setting their legs and arms due to the shortage. Abaana sent ¬£300 to the Hospitals in the Lubumbashi area in Congo to help with this situation.
|MAF Safari Flight||Read More //|
A few years ago we had an advert on the TV. The catch phrase was 'Dr, can I have a prescription?' A prescription for a cold, a prescription for a sore throat, a prescription for a headache! All that we need to do is pick up the phone and we can get a prescription. Imagine if 19,000 people were assigned to one doctor and all looking for prescriptions.
|Medical Centre||Read More //|
In March 2004 we opened the medical Centre that Abaana built in Uganda. Over the next few years we will continue to fund the centre and develop it as it continues to help many people suffering from various diseases from Aids to Malaria.
|Sponsoring a Doctor||Read More //|
When you get sick what do you do? We get a prescription for everything. A slight cold, or a sore back. One phone call, an appointment is set and we see the doctor within a few days. If we have a serious injury we have a 24hr casualty service within a 20 min drive. An ambulance can be with you within 10 minutes , but what do you do when you are in the middle of the bush? The nearest Doctor is twenty miles walk and serves over 15,000 people.
|Tuberculosis Unit||Read More //|
Abaana raised ?7,000 for the construction of a children’s in patient facility for up to 20 children and their carers. This caters for those who have the greatest needs. The building itself consists of a general ward, an office/ consultation room, a kitchen to prepare the children’s food and a large room for outpatients clinics and health education sessions.
Relief & Other
Abaana also has many other smaller projects which do not fit under the other headings.
|Bikes for Pastors||Read More //|
Pastoring a church is no easy job! As a Pastor of a local church with responsibilities supervising up to twenty other smaller churches, mobility in visiting the fellowships is a major task! Villages are often located within 20 - 30 miles of bush land with no connecting roads. Therefore Pastors often have much trouble visiting members in other villages. Unlike our Pastors, who can often schedule their timetable to arrive home in time for their evening meal, many local African pastors spend days and sometimes weeks away from home, visiting churches under their care, whilst teaching, helping and encouraging Christians. This is an arduous task to complete on foot.
|Books for FOLA||Read More //|
The school at Kasangity (Uganda) was formed by “Fields of Life”, a Charity from Ireland. It started with only one building which housed P1–P3, and grew from there. We bought £500 worth of books (approximately 200) for the children to help in their education (Jan 1998).
|Feeding Programme||Read More //|
We hear so many stories on the news and from the media that we instinctively react, "Another famine!", but the reality remains: thousands still die. It wasn't long ago that Sudan was gripped by famine and war, and indeed is still struggling to overcome. Horrendous pictures were shown of men, women and children reduced to mere skeletons.