Annette’s vision was to help the deprived children in a rural area of Uganda close to her heart. She began by sponsoring the education of two orphans and then in 2005 she and her brother, Ambrose Katuntu, set up the Buyemba Suubira Uganda Foundation (BSUF).
The Foundation focuses on Butansi in the Kamuli district of SE Uganda and stands as a tribute to their parents, Mr Nelson and Mrs Angella Buyemba, who helped the poor from their home village. BSUF was formed in response to the increasing number of orphans and vulnerable chidren in the area who had lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS. These children were missing out on an education to help them develop.
Annette had a dream to fulfill her parent’s aspirations, to help the children achieve their potential and create their own better reality.
In 2005, Annette came to the UK to further her own studies. While in Brighton, she set about changing her dream into a reality, by sharing her vision, recruiting sponsors and gaining support for the work of BSUF in Uganda.
In 2008 Children of Uganda (UK) was set up, as a registered UK charity to support BSUF and two years later, Annette returned to Uganda reassured that she had the strong support of Children of Uganda (UK).
As the charity has matured, their work has expanded into providing adult education classes, Women’s Self Help Micro Finance Groups, an agricultural development project to help the whole community. Their most recent venture is to set up a mobile medical clinic at one of the local schools, to test and immunise the children for HIV-aids and Malaria.
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