Please visit https://www.give.net/amanauk in order to donate towards our work
Our main objectives are:
1. The prevention or relief of poverty anywhere in the world in particular by providing or assisting in the provision of sponsorship, education, training, healthcare and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals and groups to reach their full potential, to generate a sustainable income and to be self-sufficient.
2. To advance education anywhere in the world, particularly by supporting education for children”
Amana UK is a registered charity (No.1161214)
Amana is the Ateso word for garden. Ateso is the language spoken by the Teso people in Northern Uganda.
Our charity works in Teso in partnership with a project in Soroti called Ikoku yen Africa (Child of Africa).
Our mission is Sowing Hope and Growing Lives.
Our main work is a sponsored child program. This program enables children to grow and develop to their full potential. There are currently around 60 children being supported in this way.
The sponsored children attend Goshen school for nursery and primary school education. At the end of P7 (the final year of primary school) each child sits an examination to determine the senior school which they will attend.
As well as education they and their families get care and support from the project.
Sponsorship transforms the life of the child and gives hope to the whole family and community.
The first seeds of this project were sown in 2001. At 18 years of age one of our members, Mary went to Uganda for a gap year with YWAM. She spent six months teaching in Soroti in a school where Winnie Onyanga was the headmistress. You can read a short testimony from Mary below.
Winnie and George Onyanga are the visionaries who started Goshen school and the project in Uganda.
Whilst teaching Mary saw the struggles that many families had. She shared them with her family and friends at home and so the first children were sponsored as a result.
Since this time both the project in Soroti and the charity here have slowly grown. Visiting the project every year and seeing the progress of the children is a real encouragement that lives can be changed through our work.
Testimony from Mary Thomason
"14 years ago I was taking part in a gap year in Uganda when the first child was sponsored. It has been so humbling to think that a few letters home, with no intention other than just to share the need that I was witnessing day to day, prompted overwhelming kindness that has continued and increased to this day. I was able to chat with one of the first children to be sponsored, Peter Ekebu, and was so thankful that he had grown into such a strong and intelligent young man of 17, with a passion for reading. I remember him as a little boy, an orphan, crying every morning because there was no food at home. He now has a chance to dream for the future. I am honestly amazed to see how the children’s lives have been so dramatically changed, but recognize there is still so much need here. They need the simple things like food, healthcare and education"