Uganda

Since 2008, TFI has been workimng with organizations in Uganda. Like many countries in the region, one of the problems facing the population is a lack of access to education. For children who are born into poverty, lack of an education, unfortunately for many, leads to an inescapable life of poverty, something that we try to limit to the degree we can.

Angels Care School

Source: Angels Care School

Source: Angels Care School

Angel’s Care School was introduced to TFI in 2012 when one of our former volunteers, then working for the Peace Corpse, suggested that we help them. This school is located inside a refugee settlement that cares for children escaping conflict in neighboring countries including Burundi, Rwanda, the Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Soon, TFI assisted in the building a much-needed water tank at the school.

As a result of the water tank, having a reliable water source has improved the overall health of the students, which in turn improved school attendance, to which point they became one of the highest performing schools in their region. The school still has many dire needs, but with our help they are able to accomplish much. Most recently, this includes the building and renovation of the school and a new medial clinic for the some 120,000 refugees that live there.

Source: Josh King

Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Source: Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Source: Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Daystar Ministries is a program through founded by Dr. Irene Ganiriza, who dreamed of building a clinic to serve the widows, orphans, and a community in need of medical care in a rural area of the country of Uganda where she grew up as a child. In 2021, we provided Daystar with the funding Dr. Irene needed to start her clinic, and now they have beds for patients, equipment to diagnose illnesses, and everything they will need to immunize children. In 2022, Dr. Irene also opened a small day school for local children with over 200 attendees and a waiting list!

Source: Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Rona Foundation

Source: Rona Foundation

Source: Rona Foundation

The Rona Foundation started their Orphans and Widows Centre in 2012 to serve the rural widows and orphans who were often forgotten by society. Rona works to provide job training to rural widows and works for their protection and advancement of their rights in the community. Rona also caters to the educational needs, healthcare, and emotional wellbeing of rural orphaned children who have no other support. They serve more than 8,000 widows and support 180 orphans each year. Their training manual for widows, which encourages their fair treatment, has been modeled in other countries and partner organizations that seek to bring awareness and advocacy to this underserved group. TFI’s president met Rona’s founder at a conference in 2019 and offered support for their important work.

Source: Rona Foundation