Give a Child a Chance

Change a Life Today


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 and our efforts are geared towards developing countries – initially in Africa.
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Our Programmes

Visit to the Amasiko drop-in centre


Darius is a street child from the streets of Uganda

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Alongside Africa20 hours ago
An afternoon at Amasiko Drop-in Centre: some are playing in the sandbox, some play cards & others help coach Dedan paint tyres to use in their playground.
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Alongside Africa1 week ago
We need some volunteers to join us during the last two weeks of January 2019 when we'd like to offer a fun-filled holiday programme for some of the children who do not have a home to go to during the school holidays. They stay in boarding accommodation throughout the long Christmas holiday (from end Nov to beginning Feb) and it is a wonderful experience to give them a fun & activity filled two weeks before the new school year starts. Please send us a message asap if you are interested so we can determine whether we'll be able to run the programme next year.
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Alongside Africa2 weeks ago
Visiting day at Future Generation School today - so good to see 15 happy, healthy and well-behaved children. Teachers with patience and without a stick have worked miracles on these previously very challenging children. Thank you so much!

Volunteer Opportunities

– Give the gift of your time and skills.
There are many ways to provide opportunities to those that we walk alongside in Africa, one of the most valuable is to physically walk alongside those who have so little, offering the gift of your time and skills.

Alongside Africa has two volunteer programs; Volunteering in Uganda or UK.

More Information

Street child on dumbsite

Save a vulnerable homeless child from abuse.

From just £2 a month or a one-off donation of £10 today, you will be helping street children in Uganda find a stable home, and protect them from physical and often sexual abuse.


What we do with your money

  1. 100% of this money will go to help our projects in Uganda. There are no UK overheads. The money pays for food, for medical care, for our day centre, and for our programmes.
  2. We personally know every child, every benefactor of our opportunities not aid programmes. We use the money to help people help themselves with our support and guidance.
  3. We will respect your donation and ensure that it is used in the best possible way. We appreciate that you have many choices as to who you support and value that you have chosen us.

Change a Life Today!

supporting children in Uganda

Obumwe Microfinance Scheme group Performing



Volunteering with Alongside Africa


Alongside Africa front of drop-in centre