Alongside Africa is a UK-based not for profit organisation that is committed to a world in which every person has the opportunity to earn a living. We focus on providing opportunities, not aid for the less privileged living in the least developed countries in Africa
Our sponsorship programme gives children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Uganda a chance of an education they otherwise would not have had.
The Amasiko Street Children programme is a process rather than a destination. We have been able to expand our reach to children on the streets or in danger of abuse.
To date, the Obumwe Microfinance programme has provided loans to more than 50 groups comprising approximately 1000 individuals and counting, and it has a repayment success rate of 100%.
The Amasiko Street Children programme is a safe haven that gives children an alternative to living on the streets of Uganda by providing healthcare, food, cleaning facilities & clothing.
The street children programme helps street children to find a stable home either by placing them with a foster guardian or reuniting them with their family. The programme also aims to bring about reconciliation between the children and their communities.
The solution came one evening when walking through the town of Kabale in Uganda when were approached by a street child who needed help. He said his name was Christmas.
It was clear that, apart from providing Christmas with something to eat immediately, we were unable to provide him with a lasting solution that would lift him out of his current state and give him hope for a better future
We have some exciting and challenging plans for the effective running of the Amasiko Halfway House for street children
One of our key priorities is to increase our monthly income so that we can continue to provide at least one hot meal a day for street children.
Join our pledge for £2 a month, about the cost of a cup of coffee in the UK but a whole day’s food for a street child.
For just £25 a month [83p a day] you can sponsor a named child through primary education and change their life for the better.
Each of the children selected for sponsorship are known personally to our team in Uganda. You will be able to correspond with your student via our sponsorship coordinator and develop a relationship with them. You will receive progress reports on your sponsored child during the year.