Fields of Life began working in Uganda in 1995, when we engaged in an agricultural project in Kasangati (16kms from Kampala). As this project was established, it became clear that many children had no school to attend; so following a request from the local village leaders to Trevor and Ruth Stevenson, the first Fields of Life partner school, FOL Academy, was built on the farm in 1997.
Once the initial school had been built, many requests started to come in from various organisations to build schools in other regions throughout Uganda. This marked a turning point in the history of Fields of Life. In 2000 the Directors felt led by God to begin building schools in local communities, enabling vulnerable children to gain an education. To date there are now 91 Fields of Life partner schools across Uganda with 3,300 children being sponsored through their education.
As this work evolved, it became clear that water, health and income generating projects were areas that needed to be addressed in the communities where the schools were located. Over 500 wells have now been drilled in Uganda, providing clean, safe drinking water for over 500,000 people.
Income generating projects have also been established and our WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and I AM GIRL programmes are continuing to be rolled out across our school networks, thanks to the generosity of our Fields of Life donors.
Projects in Uganda
- Yoweri Museveni
- Ugandan Shilling
- 40 million