Uganda is a landlocked country situated in East Africa, neighboring Kenya and Tanzania to the east and south, respectively. It also shares a border with Rwanda to the south, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the west and South Sudan to the north. It covers an area of 241,038 square kilometers. While visiting Uganda in 1908, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described it as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural beauty. It is the source of the Nile, the longest river in the world, and is home to mountain gorillas, an endangered species and a major tourist attraction.

Politics and Governance: Uganda is a presidential republic, in which the President is both head of state and head of government. There is a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. Uganda provides regular national elections for a president, a legislature and local leaders. These are elected for a five‑year term.

Population: Uganda is one of the countries with the fastest-growing populations – a growth rate is estimated at 3.2 per cent – after Niger and Yemen. Most of its estimated 44.7 million inhabitants live in rural areas with farming as their main economic activity.


With our long-term grassroots presence and reach to the most marginalised and excluded of society the children – we continue to focus on the root causes of poverty and other vulnerabilities.


In Uganda, we seek to be a catalyst. Our ultimate aim is to build a world in which every child can experience a full and healthy life. Supporters are vital partners in making this vision a reality.


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