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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Lovely trip to a school that we support way out in the countryside today.

Despite being a very poor school they still find a way to support children from families too poor to pay school fees and they give free adult literacy training to 50 members of the local community every Sunday.
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Alongside Africa5 days ago
What a difference a day makes - today we had the pleasure and privilege of taking Peter to his new foster home. His pleasure at finally having a home to live in was so clear.
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Alongside Africa6 days ago
As part of our programme we visit the homes of all of the children who come to our drop-in centre. Today we visited the homes of two young children - Carol and Peter (not their real names).

Carol (8 yrs) is the daughter of parents orphaned in the Rwandan genocide - her father has passed away and her mother tries to care for her and her two siblings in a single room with a mud floor and walls. They have no furniture and a single mattress on the floor for sleeping.

Peter (maybe 5 or 6 years old, nobody knows) was abandoned by his parents and left in the care of his grandmother, who subsequently passed away, leaving Peter to fend for himself on the street. He has been taken in and cared for by an older street child with whom he shares a room 6ft x 5 ft with a single broken bed.

We hope to place Peter with a foster family tomorrow, Carol has to remain with her mother in destitution until we can find a sponsor to allow her to go to boarding school.

No child deserves to live like this. Please contact us if you can sponsor Carol, or any of the many other children in similar circumstances that we care for.

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.

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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.

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