ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples
Bright Kids Uganda is a children’s home located near Entebbe, Uganda.
The mission of Bright Kids Uganda is to rescue vulnerable and economically disadvantaged children from the dire circumstances in which they are currently living by providing them with an education, medical care, a loving home and other basic necessities.
Bright Kids Uganda's vision is to establish long-term community-based homes for orphaned, abandoned and neglected children and to provide them with loving support, education, job training and medical care.
Victoria Nalongo Namusisi's background prepared her for a life of service. Victoria was the daughter of a peasant fisherman, who would tell her and her siblings that the only gift that he could ever give them was an education. After completing her schooling, she served as a presidential and parliamentary reporter until 1991, when the President of Uganda appointed her Resident District Commissioner. She later became Head of Administration and Logistics for the President of Uganda's office.
In 2000, Victoria was serving as Chief Commissioner for Scouts in Uganda when she realized that most of the street children she encountered longed for a safe and loving place to call home. She began her own children's home in Entebbe, Uganda with ten children, first calling it Sunrise Children's Village. Today, Bright Kids Uganda provides food, clothing, an education, a loving home and other basic necessities to over 100 children.
Bright Kids Uganda Children's Home
• Funding educational scholarships for Bright Kids residents and children who live in their own homes but need scholarship support:
• Providing support for income generation
• Providing investment money for the Bright Kids Uganda micro loan fund
• Helping to sponsor Bright Kids special projects (emotional counseling/support for PTSD, etc)