WHO WE ARE
SAO Uganda is a child focused Christian founded non- governmental organization. It is affiliated to the Baptist Union of Uganda with a national secretariat in Kampala and projects in Buikwe, Tororo, Mbale and Abim, Masaka, Sironko and Kaberamaido districts. SAO uses the empowerment approach in its programme implementation and beneficiaries to SAO programmes are vulnerable communities irrespective of their religion.
SAO Uganda is implementing a number of programmes in its partner communities and these are Child Centered Community Development (CCCD), tree planting, Community Church Mobilisation Process (CCMP) and the Special Programme Convene and Convince (SPCC) among others.
Since SAO’s main focus is on the child, SAO therefore refers to the children as rights holders and all categories of multi-sectoral stakeholders that are responsible for child well-being as the duty bearers.
The duty bearer category includes but is not limited to parents, guardians, local, opinion & religious leaders, school leaders, teachers, police officers, probation officers, health service providers, NGOs and CSOs.
SAO Uganda has four main strategic priorities which include:
- Protect children to live their full potential and enjoy their rights within the community.
- Strengthen the socio – economic capacity of communities through sustainable development initiatives.
- Promote the health status of children and their households in SAO supported communities
- Strengthen institutional capacity of SAO Uganda to deliver effective child andyouth focused programmes and build organizational sustainability.
A holistically developed child within the community.
To empower communities to provide for holistic child development.
Collaboration and Respect for diversity.