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  • Kampala, Uganda
English, French, Swahili
Organization Description
ABA Foundation is a Non Governmental and Non - Profit Organization registered under the laws of Uganda. ABA Foundation is validated by an "Apostille" based on The Hague Convention held on 5th October 1961, (Certificates issued by one country can be officially legalized in other countries).

The objectives of ABA Foundation is Helping People Live Better Life and to Promote the Socio - Economic Welfare of the Vulnerable Communities especially the Destitute Children, Orphans, Widows, Disaster Affected People and Poor Families affected by HIV / AIDS among others.

Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc. This has left the People in Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.

Uganda is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, USA and is home to more than 35 million people. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resources, is still a country with much suffering. The 44 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate. Disease and war have taken the toll of the people of Uganda.


ABA Foundation; - Volunteers are making a difference in some of the world's poorest communities, living and working alongside local people on projects of lasting value.
Volunteers join us at different stages of their lives and with different passions. Yet they all want a challenge and they are united by their determination to make a difference. Typically, they walk away with a broad set of skills that help them to make progress in their personal and professional lives and carry on making a positive contribution to the causes they really care about.

These skills include the ability to negotiate, to motivate, to listen and learn from other cultures, to plan and manage budgets - and so much more. Half the world is under 25. We know that with the right opportunity, young people have huge potential to make an impact in their communities. With ABA Foundation, you can be part of this experience too – and show yourself and others what you're made of.


Volunteer Projects includes:- Supporting local hospitals with Medical Teams, Operating Mobile Clinics, Conducting VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) in Schools and at Medical Centers, Builders to construct houses for Elderly, Destitute Children, Disabled and other Needy Groups, Build water tanks, Wells, Toilets at Social Centers etc, Social Workers to support our Orphans, Elderly and Other Needy Groups, Evangelism, Training single Mothers and Widows – Tailoring, Weaving Art and Crafts, Carpentry and Joinery at our Vocational Training Center, Modern Agricultural Techniques, etc. Volunteer Teachers to support and teach in our local elementary Schools.

(Needy Groups refers to:- Orphans, Street Kids, Abandoned Kids, Dumped on garbage kids, Unwanted kids, Widows, Disabled, Deaf, Blind, Mute, Widowers, Downtrodden, Elderly, HIV/ AIDS patients, Poor families affected by HIV/AIDS etc) Film makers volunteers to profile our Organization, and Website Designers to improve on the quality and standard of our websites.

Volunteers will sensitize local communities on the dangers of child sacrifice and HIV / AIDS which is increasing in Uganda especially in urban centers. Volunteers will work on the ongoing construction of our Children Rehabilitation Center (CRC) at Nkumba village, 5kms from Entebbe International Airport (the only Uganda’s International airport).

By 2011, more than 1,500,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 54% of the population living at or below poverty, the orphaned children of Uganda are desperate for our help!

We strive to provide them with Relief Items and Material Support in form of Clothing, Mattresses, Blankets, Food Aid, Safe Drinking Water, Medication, Wash Rooms, Shelter among others.

We offer Scholastic Materials to needy school going children such as Uniforms, Books, Pens, Pencils, Tuition Fees, Shoes, Sanitary Pads, School bags etc. We are also a voice to the voiceless in a bid to seeking justice and promotion of Human Rights.

We equip these Vulnerable Groups with Vocational Training Skills to enable them earn a living. Recent research indicated that 89% of Refugees and People staying in Internally Displaced Camps engage in prostitution which has led to an increase in HIV / AIDS scourge in the area. The Vocational Training Centers are meant to Empower them, Fight Poverty and Combat the spread of HIV / AIDS.

We empower Women, Youth, Children, Widow, Widowers, Refugees, Disabled and Elderly through Capacity building. We run Bible Colleges, Home Care Bay and Rehabilitation Homes. We do Training, Counseling, Teaching, Evangelism and Missionary Work among others.

We raise Awareness in the Communities against HIV / AIDS and other Killer Diseases. We also promote Awareness among Communities by running Development Programs to Fight House Hold Poverty and Promotion of Income Generation Projects at homestead level.

"Non-Discrimination Policy"

ABA Foundation is a Non Discriminating Organization. ABA Foundation Projects and Programs DOES NOT require Exposure, Adherence to, or Conversion to our Religious Doctrine in order to be a Beneficiary.

ABA Foundation Does Not Discriminate Beneficiary based on Age, Gender, Tribe, Race, Creed, Color, Disability, Nationality, Marital or Family status, Political or Religious Affiliations.

ABA Foundation Program's beneficiaries are not encouraged or required to learn about, adhere to, or convert to ABA Foundation's Religious Doctrine as a Condition of Receiving our Services.


The majority of the girls we have helped and turned away from prostitution face social stigma, family rejection, shame, fear of retribution and loss of future economic prospects.

ABA Foundation is rehabilitating 64 of these girls aged between 10 and 23. We prayed to God to provide us with funds to build for them a Rehabilitation Center with Vocational Training for their future sustainability. It is a pity because most of them have contracted HIV/AIDS. We make it our duty to visit those on antiretroviral drugs often, to ensure that they do not default on their dosage.

According to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, issued recently, it was estimated that up to 35% of teenagers in some Ugandan urban areas are involved in casual sex for Money (Commercial Sex). The report said poverty was the main reason the trade was thriving among young girls. We really concur with this observation.
Another child prostitute, Barbra said that poverty drove her into the business. “Where else do you think I could get money for my bills, which include shs. 35,000/= ($15) for rent, then food, hair make up among others? God has called us to reach the needy and hurting people but we cannot do this work alone. Ecc.4:9–12.

Could it be that child prostitution in Uganda is suffering from the “bystander effect”? In 1960, a young woman on the streets of New York City, in the United States of America was stabbed to death over a period of 30 minutes while as many as 40 witnesses did nothing; despite her pleas for help.

Psychologists explain it as the “bystander effect”. In the face of an emergency, a person is less likely to intervene when others are present. It’s our nature to assume that the next person will act, thus relinquishing responsibility.

This description sounds a lot like the Uganda government’s response or lack thereof surrounding this situation in the urban centers of Uganda. They adopted a wait and see approach as events unfold, yet when everyone expects the others to take action, no one will ever take action. The great British Politician Edmund Burke once said that the only thing necessary for evil to trump is for good men to do nothing!
Childcare / Children, Health / Medical, Building / Construction
Skills Needed
Medical Officers, Social Workers,, Medical Mid-Wives, Construction,, Pediatricians, Website Designers,, Doctors - General Practitioners, Weaving Art & Crafts,, gynecologists, Carpentry and Joinery, , Surgeon doctors, Education, Builders,, Medical Opticians, Fundraisers,, Medical counselors, Film Makers,, Psychiatric doctors, Architect,, Medical attendants, Teachers, etc
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$150 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day
Dr. Joseph Kiyimba


ABA FOUNDATION Average Ratings
I went in Uganda last year February to volunteer with The ABA Foundation. They had begun distributing insecticide treated mosquito nets to people in Internally Displaced Peoples Camps in the Northern Uganda. I was happy to work on this project for the two weeks I spend in Uganda. The nets were being given to children under five, pregnant mothers and other vulnerable groups. Uganda was considered to have the highest rate of Malaria transmission in the region, with an average of 1,565 mosquito bites per person per year, according to the UNICEF report that was issued early last year!. Surprisingly, some people used the nets as wedding gowns instead of protecting themselves against the Anopheles mosquito, a vector that carries Malaria! Uganda’s Minister for health said “while other...
In Uganda, I did a lot of awareness raising on health and hygiene issues with ABA Foundation, to children and village communities. We carried out surveys and research on issues affecting the local community and sought ways the ABA Foundation could offer solutions to these problems, such as when we built toilets in villages where there previously had been none. I believe our team were able to achieve all our goals. Thanks to good communication which was helped by translation between local community members and the ABA Foundation volunteers. What I most enjoyed about being able to speak English was the social times when I could translate jokes and create a good atmosphere and conversation between people. It also proved useful to gain more in-depth explanations on issues such as local...
I worked on a number of different projects in three months with ABA Foundation, one of which was with young people in two schools, giving lessons on issues important to their futures and their community. We tried to steer away from the curriculum because they can get taught that. But we were teaching them things like future planning, and how to practically problem solve. We did health and hygiene, we did discrimination, and the environment. I never thought I could see myself as a teacher. Our team also worked at a youth club to encourage the young people to tackle problems themselves, and extended that approach to the community they were working in. I had challenges, with noisy students outside the classroom at one of the schools sometimes making it hard to engage with the attentive...
Volunteering with ABA Foundation in Uganda helped me to make a difference in some of the world's poorest communities, living and working alongside local people on ABA Foundation's projects of long term value. As a volunteers I joined ABA Foundation at different stages in my life and with different passion. Yet I wanted a challenge and I was united with them by my determination to make a difference! Typically, I walked away with a broad set of skills that help me to make progress in my personal and professional life and carry on making a positive contribution to the causes that I really care about! I learned a lot of skills. These skills included the ability to negotiate, to motivate, to listen and learn from other cultures, to plan and manage budgets - and so much more....
I wanted to do something outside of my comfort zone. Volunteering with ABA Foundation was one of the best decisions I could've made! The bond between the villagers and the ABA Foundation Organization made our legacy greater! It's not for the faint-hearted, but it is exciting, ever-changing and incredibly rewarding. The pinnacle of my volunteering memories at ABA Foundation was managing the preparations for the food bank that I was given temporary charge of for the last two weeks. It became fully stocked, organised and ready for its opening. We received donations from nearly one hundred individuals and two local newspapers wrote articles about it. I had never been involved in anything like this before. The closest thing I’ve ever done was helping to lead a team of...