Join us empowering families in Uganda!
We are registred in Uganda as a Grassroot / CBO organisation (with only Ugandans in the board and team) and in the Netherlands we are registred as an ANBI Foundation (public benefit organisation) with unpaid board members who are donate regulary themselves and follow the advice of our Ugandan team. We are founded, because of the friendship of Susan Laker (Ugandan), Aidah Wafula (Ugandan) and Stella Airoldi (Dutch/German) who met in 2009 for the first time and stayed friends ever since and united their powers to start 22STARS.
We're on a mission to empower families in Uganda to rise above poverty through and local leadership, education and entrepreneurship. We believe that economic development and education, along with fostering a strong sense of community, are key to helping communities break free of poverty. Our projects use an integrated approach to community development - focusing on the development of economic, social, natural, human, and cultural capital. Our programs and projects empower Ugandan people to preserve their culture, environment, and society.
We work with communities in the capital Kampala, and in the Jinja region, who live in extreme poverty after having fled conflict zones in Northern Uganda. Many children have lost their parents and those who still have parents, cannot afford to attend school. As we believe that education is the key to fight poverty and diseases we created a Sponsorship Project to match sponsors with children in need. So far we have created long-term sponsorship
s for 375+ children and run additional community development programs to make sure they reach their full potential! Our long-term vision is to have our own education center for both children and adults.
Our 4 Community Program Pillars
Education, Nutrition, Health and Economic Development
Sponsor a child and change a life!
When a child receives an education, their future is brighter and their dreams become a possibility. When a child goes to school, he will no longer need to work in a quarry or beg in the streets for food. An educated child will be able to find employment to secure a future for them and their family, a chance to earn a sustainable income, helping them to break the poverty cycle. Through becoming better educated, a child can be informed much earlier about their health and wellbeing thus, reducing the chances of child marriage, early pregnancies and HIV/AIDS contraction.
"Education is the key to fight poverty and disease."
Choose your Payment plan!
Children don't go to school for just one year, but several years. Hence why sponsorship is a long-term commitment and happens through a recurring payment plan. The children have 3 school terms a year, but payment happens per month or quarter or year.
What our long-term sponsors say:
Keep all our community programs running!
Make a one-time or recurring donation benefiting all children. You can choose the program you like to support: Education; Nutrition; Health; Economic Development; or area of greatest need.
Donate to one of our current Fundraising campaigns!
To raise funds for specific causes we create special campaigns, click on donate to read more!
Donate for mosquito nets to prevent malaria
Did you know that Uganda has one of the highest number of annual deaths from malaria in Africa? Give a net and safe a life!
Donate for blankets to keep a child warm
During the rainy season it gets quite cold in Uganda at night. The blankets need to keep the kids warm and also protect them against mosquitos.
Donate for Toilets & Homes
We are building toilet blocks in Kampala and Jinja and also repairing several homes that were destroyed in a recent storm. Help us!
Donate to medicate children
Due to the bad water sanitation we have had many children that got pox and other diseases. While we build new toilets we need to treat them.
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