Buyamba Community, Uganda

HIV and AIDS are prevalent across Uganda and have orphaned many children who are at great risk of exploitation. We have been partnering with the Buyamba Community since 2006.


  • Population35,000
  • Villages54
  • Temp20°C
We have partnered with the Buyumba community for almost 15 years; and are now coming to the end of our partnership, having established sustainable programmes that are already having a long-term impact on the children of Buyumba.

Healthcare has been a core focus of our work with the Buyumba community, as we worked together to improve diagnosis and treatment of HIV and AIDs, to ensure orphaned children have access to education we are improving local schools and creating community support systems through increased farming income. We have done this by upskilling health staff, providing greater access to healthcare, and involving youth in learning sessions on the prevention of HIV.

We’re working with the people of Buyamba to build a community where children thrive.

We’re working with the people of Buyamba to build a community where children thrive.
We have been working with children, parents and community members to increase children’s resilience and life skills to protect themselves and others. Parents now understand what it takes to create a safe environment for their children, have committed to taking full responsibility in creating a safe environment and reporting any behaviour within the community that can hinder children from thriving. 

Our partnership with the Buyumba community will conclude in 2020, now that the community has built their knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects, they are now equipped to identify and respond to needs as they arise.
of children surveyed were able to identify at least three methods of protecting themselves.
farmers have adopted and are applying improved farming methods over the past 3 years.
youth participated in learning sessions on the prevention of HIV.