St. Francis UGANDA

Family Helper Programme

Registered charity
Ireland CHY18409, Uganda S5917/278, UK 10781
Recognized for tax purposes by Kindermissionswerk of Aachen, Germany
In service of the FAMILY

We sponsor the education of children, who without direct assistance might not have the opportunity to go to school.
We offer Skills Training to young men and women in our Tailoring School.
We train community development workers, counsellors, catechists in our Counsellor Training Institute.
We believe

All people have a right to fair access to knowledge.
All people have a right to be aware of what a nation should and does offer them.
All people have a right to a decent standard of living, to food, shelter, security and freedom from abuse.

The vision of St. Francis FHP is that all people may have a more equitable sharing of the gifts needed for human development (social security, education, health and happiness).
In our sponsorship programme each child has an individual sponsor from Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, the UK or the USA. Kindermissionswerk of Germany gives us additional funding each year and over the years has allowed us to use their funding for a variety of organisational needs. Most recently this organisation has encouraged St. Francis to work in the archdiocese of Mbarara in an effort to lessen or prevent violence against children in schools and in homes.


St Francis Family Helper Programme began its operations in Nyamitanga, Mbarara, Uganda in 1984 with the support of many people. Worth mentioning for very special contributions, Brother Karl Siebertz RIP, Missionary of Africa, Adrian Kabuzire, RIP, John Kabegambire, Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kakubi, Steve Collins RIP, Missionary of Africa, Leocadia Kabibi Nkuzi, Margaret Katahaga, the Daughters of Mary and Joseph, the parishes of Thornton Heath, West Croydon and Carshalton in the UK, the diocese of Raphoe in Ireland and many friends and wellwishers from different countries, including Christian Childrens Fund of the USA.


4/10/2014 10:32:50 AM
Shinchi Furjimara, Japanese volunteer leaving
Shinchi Furjimara, Japanese volunteer, from JICA, Japan, administrator of computer laboratory, computer trainer to all our students, is leaving for Japan after years of wonderful service.

He is visited by his project officer from Kampala as he does a handover to the teachers whom he has trained to take over after him. His project officer gave gifts of an avocado tree and a Mango tree, to symbolise the partnership. The day started with breakfast in Mary's kitchen followed by a few ceremonies and the award of a certificate of appreciation from Ichiro Ice Owa.
11/12/2013 11:58:06 PM
Steady progress being made on the building construction

They say the best things come in threes and WE DID IT! The third floor of the building has been completed.
We are proud, very proud of this achievement, not because of a wish to boast but because we have experienced and witnessed a series of miracles.

Over a year ago, Mary who does not like risk or debt, wanted to put a stop to the building and to having the Irish builders come for further work, as we had not sufficient money and needed time for fundraising.

11/8/2013 5:13:01 AM
Tailoring School - Empowering girls to take charge of their destiny

The purpose of this additional lesson is to produce multi skilled persons who can have more than one chance of getting a job. These computer classes have only been possible because of your support the Ugandan economy.

So far we have trained 80 students in non-formal skills training including the production of school uniforms. One of the techniques we teach is adding value to fabric by using tie and dye techniques.

St. Frances Family Helper programme
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