Uganda

Since 2008, TFI has been working with organizations in Uganda. Like many countries in the region, one of the problems facing the population is access to education. For children who are born into poverty, lack of educational opportunities 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

Angels Care School was introduced to TFI in 2012 when one of our former volunteers, then working for the Peace Corps, 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, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Soon, TFI assisted in purchasing a much-needed rainwater water collection 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 increased school attendance, and they soon became one of the highest-performing schools in the 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 a classroom and building a new medical clinic to serve some 120,000 refugees that live there.

Source: Josh King

Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Source: Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Source: Daystar Evangelical Ministries

Daystar Evangelical Ministries is a program 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 Uganda where she grew up. 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, TFI helped Dr. Irene also open a small day school for local children which now has over 500 attendees and a waiting list.

Source: Brenten Brandenburg