Give a Child a Chance

Alongside Africa’s ‘Give a Child a Chance Programme’ is motivated by the need to find sponsors for children living in extreme poverty.

Our Sponsored Children


Welcome to Alongside Africa

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

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The History of Alongside Africa: Our Story

Visit to the Amasiko drop-in centre

Our Programme's Impacts

Meal Served

Over 5000 meals were served to street children in the first quarter of 2017, equating to 450 meals per month.
Drop-in Center →

Children Rehomed

Up to 30 street children have moved on, mostly into education, and others have been reunited with their families or guardians.
Halfway House →

Projects Supported

55 women’s groups projects have been supported through the Ubumwe Microfinance programme, benefiting over 800 women.
Microfinance Scheme →

100% Loan Repayment Record

We achieve a 100% repayment rate.

Amasiko Street Children Programme

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 Programme

Finding lasting solution to the street children challenges

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

Continue reading the Inspiring Story →

Make A Monthly Pledge

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.

Make a Pledge Today

Sponsor A 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.

Sponsor →

Photo Gallery and Events

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