Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) is local independent non-profit organisation dedicated to work with children, women and promote volunteerism in Uganda. SAF is a registered and works with the poor to overcome poverty and injustice and alleviate the distress of the vulnerable and defenseless, We provide care and support to those in society who are in need of compassion, disenfranchised or have been rendered voiceless.
We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender or economic back ground etc. SAF was founded in 2012 with registration No. WCBO/0458 to support and empower the poor, under-served, or marginalized groups in the community.
OUR VISION: Envision a world where poverty and hunger no longer exist, where every child and woman has equal rights and access to resources and opportunities
OUR MISSION: Foster international cooperation, community based development and cross culture programs to ensure that all children have access to the fundamental rights of life, resources and opportunities.
Our mission and Vision statements explains the purpose of our organisation. It explains why Saint Ann Foundation exists, and at the most basic level, what we do. It provides the basis for all our activities including the development of our strategies, and programs
With Unique Mission and Vision, Saint Ann Foundation works directly with the neediest communities in groups. Our programs respond to local project requests by actively engaging the local communities groups in the design and implementation of the projects. This ensures that outcomes will best address the real community needs.
Today, 1 in 4 Ugandan household has an orphaned child and living in jobless families, where even life’s basics are hard to come by. When families are experiencing financial disadvantage children can fall behind with their learning, leaving them more vulnerable to experiencing hardship themselves later in the life. Research shows children and young people living in disadvantage have access to fewer books and learning materials in the home. Access to support and resources forms the foundation for learning. In many cases, the parents of disadvantaged children may not have the skills or experience to support their child’s education. As these children get older, they have fewer role models, and access to mentors and networks that are critical for creating educational opportunities to help them build their aspirations and be motivated to learn.
The Impact of Disadvantage
Disadvantaged children are on average 3-5 years behind in reading and writing by the time they are 15 years old.The reading and writing gap between the lowest socio‑economic status (SES) children and the highest SES children is equivalent to almost three years of schooling. Primary completion rates are significantly lower (54%) for c children from low SES backgrounds than for children from high SES backgrounds (85%).University students from high SES backgrounds are three times more.
Why Saint Ann Foundation puts Emphasis on Education ?
“Education attainment is an important predictor of future employment, welfare and health prospects – and it improves [a person’s] ability to contribute socially and economically in the community”
HOW WE HELP
Our programs support children and young people to participate more fully in their education by providing scholarship, emotional, practical and financial support.
Our programs give disadvantaged children the skills, motivation and essentials to stay in school and get the most from their education so they can create a better future for themselves.