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Abaana Uganda

Welcome to Abaana Ministries Uganda Limited (AMUL). Below you will find a brief summary of our work. Abaana UK is the main funding arm of Abaana, and here at AMUL we are very grateful to all the sponsors and donors who play such a vital role in our work of reaching out to vulnerable children and communities. Abaana Ministries Uganda Limited (AMUL) is a registered NGO in Uganda, number S.5914/7949 

Latest News

The 20 children of the New Life Choir who successfully had a tour in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK between January and June 2017, have now settled back into life in Uganda, and are studying in a boarding primary school in Wakiso, where they will study for the remainder of the academic year. Scott Baxter, the Abaana UK CEO, came to visit Uganda in September 2017 and the children were excited to see him again, as he had been their main contact whilst in UK. He carried out some filming and visited some children in their homes to find out how they were doing after the tour. We pray that all will continue to flourish in their education and in their homes lives.

 

Recording at St Julian

There were 5 different teams who visited Uganda over the ‘summer’ and each did various activities in Abaana projects, including outreach to children living on the streets, Bible studies, crafts and games with boys at the New Life Homes and in Abaana supported schools. There was some sicknesses for some team members, but all in all the ministry carried out in terms of sharing the gospel through words and action was very positive.

Exodus Team with NLH

Various building projects have been successfully undertaken in the past few months, including the completion of a latrine at Kisole Baptist school, Busia (just to be painted); a latrine at NLH (just to be tiled); a Teachers’ Accommodation at Ayila Nursery and Primary School, Amuru, (just to be painted and tiled) and the on–going construction of a kitchen and latrine at Prince of Peace school Ngora. We thank God for all the donations that made this work possible and pray each building would be a blessing in the community.

Building Projects

 

All children in P7 and S1 received a personal Bible, for which they were very happy.

School Children

There was also child protection training carried out in the majority of schools by Probation Officers, which was very enlightening as children, teachers and some parents were made aware of this important issue. One child in Arise and Shine said, “Thank you Abaana for the training. You have helped us know the things we did not know about our rights and responsibilities. We shall always try to do the right thing and also advocate for those children in our communities who are abused.”

Summary of projects / locations of work

Abaana Uganda currently runs the following projects:

New Life Homes – a place where a maximum of 40 boys, who were formerly on the streets, receive Christian care and counsel, as well as having their physical needs such as food and clothing met, as they receive Primary, Secondary and tertiary education. Boys are reconciled to their families as soon as possible and the ultimate aim is that each boy would have a safe and healthy long term home situation.

Street Reach

Sponsorship – Abaana provides sponsorship to over 1300 children who would otherwise not be able to attend school, in 13 schools situated in various districts – Busia, Amuru (near Gulu), Mukono, Kampala Mayuge, Kayunga, Ngora, and Pallisa. Fees are provided, as well as basics such as uniform and scholastic materials. Abaana staff regularly visit the schools to ensure that the children are getting the relevant support and help with special needs such as medical cases where possible. Over 300 new children joined the sponsorship scheme in mid 2017, due to the increase of sponsors generated through the New Life Choir tour, which was very encouraging.

Sam

Education and School Support – additionally to sponsorship, Abaana provides support through partnerships in 13 different primary schools, primarily through helping with building projects so that the infrastructure is in place for each school to effectively provide education in the community. Abaana also desires to build capacity in the schools through training teachers, providing resources such as text books and linking schools together to learn from each other, in order to help them run more effectively.

Teams – Abaana Uganda provides opportunities for people to come on short term teams to Uganda, to engage in activities such as building, painting and children’s work. Please refer to the main Abaana UK website pages if you are based outside of Uganda and interested in joining the work on such a team.

Abaana also works with other organisations in a variety of ways, mainly through Street Children Outreach activities and also being a conduit for support for other projects. Through this, Abaana plays a role in supporting many more vulnerable children. We are always interested in establishing new partnerships with like minded organisations to share resources and network more effectively.

Busia Painting

Choir – the success of the inaugural New Life Choir which toured the UK and Ireland for 4 months in early 2017 was a real encouragement and other choirs may be prepared for tours overseas more regularly in future.

Abaana also works with other organisations in a variety of ways, mainly through Street Children Outreach activities and also being a conduit for support for other projects. Through this, Abaana plays a role in supporting many more vulnerable children. We are always interested in establishing new partnerships with like–minded organisations to share resources and network more effectively. 

Our Physical Address

Abaana Ministries Uganda is based in Kito village, Kira Town Council. From Kira town council, take the tarmac road at Kira Primary School (there are many signposts, including one for Abaana Guesthouse and Office) and continue for around 1.5 kilometres. At the first (small) crossroads, at a large signpost for Abaana Guesthouse and Office, take a right (the road is called Kagimu Close). Take the next right and the Abaana office gate is straight ahead.

Guesthouse

Abaana Ministries Uganda has a Guesthouse which is used primarily by our visiting teams and volunteers, but which is open for anyone who would like a quiet, homely, peaceful place to stay, with delicious continental and local dishes. We also welcome other organisations or companies who would like to run conferences or workshops in a serene environment, with a large meeting, sheltered veranda, and large garden available for various group activities. Please contact us for more information.

 

Guesthouse

Phone and email contacts

Please call 0312–266076, or the Programme Manager Wanjala on 0772–788574, or email wanjala@abaana.org.ug for more information

 

List of Directors

Abaana Ministries Uganda has 7 Company Directors: Mr Eric Settuba (Chairperson); Mr Scott Baxter (the Abaana founder); Mr Emmanuel Muwazi; and 4 newly appointed Directors as of July 2017 – Mrs Edith Kateme–Kasajja; Mr Sam Tukei; Mrs Monica Mpairwe and Mr Stephen Kaheru. The Directors provide direction, accountability and oversight to the operations of Abaana Ministries Uganda.