community based initiative for vulnerable children

About Us

It’s a registered Orphanage Home/ school. The Orphanage started in 1995 as an initiative by concerned community members, who decided to do something about the issue of education for orphans in the community and destitute Children who were loitering on the streets of Mbarara, Bushenyi and Ishaka towns. It was registered as a community based organization within Bushenyi District, One of the poorest rural areas in Uganda. With the increasing number of families falling victim to the HIV/AIDS scourge and Malaria-some people in the community saw the formation of such an Orphanage/school as a priority.

Beginning with 5 children and 1 teacher, depending almost entirely on donations from local well-wishers, small loans and membership fees. Due to the Orphanage's recognition by the local authorities their allocation of orphans has led to its current number of 25 children of who are total orphans who do not have a single parent or guardian where to go. So they have their feeding and housing at the school which is now very small for growing number of children.

Board of Directors Mrs. Annah Foroto (a.k.a- Mama Africa)- Project Director Mr. Peter Zindekaho Nsiime Kedress Atwine Anet Nalongo Nzenia Prima Ahimbisibwe Esther- Teacher Isaac Ssamba- Project Patron

Project Plan: Currently we are working diligently to expand our services to a bigger number of orphans in the area through building up new premises on our own land. You can contact us for details on the proposed work plan for the new school. Approximate cost for the entire facility $ 23,470

Contacts Community Based Initiatives for Vulnerable Children(COBIVUC) P.O Box 176 Bushenyi, Uganda or P.O Box 423 Mukono, Uganda

Tel: +256753216892 E-mail:

Income Generating activities at the Orphanage Pig rearing Rabbit rearing Chicken rearing

Activities where a Volunteer can help: Teaching English Organizing and Training our club in Music, Dance and Drama Agriculture- Setting up gardens for children, growing food etc Building Chicken Pens, Rabbit pens, Pig stys etc

Administration: Fund-raising, Compiling reports, Keep records for Children, Marketing our products, Feeding Children- Buying food for them, clothing, Medication. If you have any medical background- you can help in treating children, prescribe drugs for children, Health Monitoring of Children,