The Operation Uganda Blog

March 22, 2017

I've just arrived back from a couple of weeks in Uganda and have had a great trip, our national team are doing a phenomenal job with the diverse range of roles within the communities we minister in, ranging from our Daycare Centre teachers our community librarians, our school chaplain team who have been doing a brilliant job running the Shine & Strength programs in secondary schools, our pastors who are running vibrant and impacting community church's in Kampala and Abim, our social work team both in Kampala and Abim just to touch the surface.

February 6, 2017

Jess visited us in Uganda along with a team from Geelong, we asked her to share her experience while in Uganda:

October 4, 2016

Most people want to do something good, something meaningful, something that not only gives a sense of fulfilment but leaves a legacy; child sponsorship through Operation Uganda does exactly that in fact it does so much more, our overheads are very minimal, meaning your hard earned money really does make and impact not only in the life of an orphaned or vulnerable child in Uganda but it also benefits the entire household.

March 30, 2016

Over the past decade living in Uganda I’ve had the privilege and honour to see the absolute impact Child Sponsorship makes in the lives of a vulnerable children and also the influence and lasting change in it has on entire communities.
In this picture I’m standing with a bunch of young people who have gone through our sponsorship program, Stephen (the tall one on the left), was destitute and desperate living on the streets of Kampala 11 years ago, totally orphaned and alone and without a glimpse of hope for his future.

June 9, 2015

Justice is the idea that all people, everywhere in the world, have the right to a life of dignity.  This means a life free from poverty, violence, discrimination or human rights violations.  A world where justice exists is a world where all people are included in society and all people can claim their rights to education, shelter, and health care regardless of how poor or rich they are.

April 1, 2015

We wanted to share some exiting news with you, last month we put out the challenge to raise the funds needed to complete the last block of 3 classrooms for the school we have been building in Abim, we are extremely happy to let you know we raised the funds needed and want to say a HUGE thanks to you for your support and partnership.

November 14, 2014

As our attention turns towards Christmas preparations I wonder if you can remember your first Christmas present.  Like me your memory is probably a little fuzzy with each Christmas that passes and the gifts we received being a blur.  But there will always be one, maybe two, Christmas gifts that stand out in our memories – we will remember them for the impact they had on our lives at the time, and maybe still have today.

September 30, 2013

Child Sponsorship programs have long been the centre of debate over whether this form of giving to the poor is effective.  Until recently there has been little research to prove or disprove this argument.  The following is information from the latest research, something our team here in Uganda can testify to.  We see on a daily basis the impact Child Sponsorship has on children and the community in which they live.

A recent study in six developing countries including Uganda found that child sponsorship has a measurable impact on the lives of children.

June 19, 2013

“To Educate Girls is to Reduce Poverty” – Kofi Annan (former UN Secretary General)

In the developing world, for every girl who successfully completes secondary education there is an increase in childhood immunization, reduced incidence of malnutrition, a lower rate of STD and HIV transmission, unwanted pregnancies are reduced and infant mortality lowers. If you educate a girl you educate a nation.

May 20, 2013

pov·er·ty
— noun
1. the condition of being without
2. not possessing the ability to acquire the minimum basic needs for a decent human existence like food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care.