About Us


    Our Story

    Wellspring, as a Not For Profit local NGO, was founded in the early 90’s and registered as a charity number S5914/1527(1406).  We have, over the 25 years of hard work and commitment, sought to address the spiritual needs as well as the socio-economic challenges that face our community and the nation at large.

    Our vision is to see a change in our people, to help and be a support to those that need it; to be an encouragement to those on their journey to making a difference in the circumstances around them. And thus our vision: Grow a People, Develop a Community, and Transform the Nations.

    Our teams (the Wellspring Lamplighters)  go out into the community every day to share life. They are driven by passion and seeing as lives begin to take shape, change taking place and forming in the different lives. What an honor this is for all of to know that we have been part of a positive change!

    Our community groups are located from right outside the Wellspring premises and spread to a radius of 15 – 30km around. But we work churches and community groups in western Uganda, Kamwenge and then eastern Uganda, Tororo and the surrounding region.

    It has been exciting to see how so little can be translated into so much when people with a positive mind join together to create an impact. We continue to see lives changed, adopting new ways of life filled with renewed hope. We see children begin to dream again, as hope is restored.

    We are ever so grateful to our committed staff and friends who help us to make this happen.

    “Together, we can go so far.”

    Grow a people, Develop a Community, Transform a Nation

    This is the very substance of our existence: to be Change Agents. We raise, train and equip leaders so that this causes a ripple effect. We do leadership training seminars, workshops, one on one discipleship and more, gathering leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo.

    We train people with business skills and help support them with the initial capital to begin a small business. This initiative we have called Wellspring Business Development. This was started in 1999 and since then we have seen over 7500 families being affected.

    We also believe that children are the backbone of any nation. A good education is a dream for every child. This comes at a very high cost as education is paid for from the early years to University. Many can’t afford this much treasured and sought after privilege. We have schools where education is subsidized and most of the children are sponsored. Our school motto is: “Achieving the Best for each Child”

    Health is another challenge for Uganda as a nation.  We run a 24-hour health center catering to the different health needs. We have recently challenged our selves to build a large health facility that will not only care for the underprivileged of our communities but also help address the health needs of the nation. Our new health facility construction is underway. Under health, we also have a group of children with physical development which most times have been caused by Spina Bifida and or hydrocephalus and other malnutritional related causes.

    Because education is a very expensive and unaffordable dream for many, there are many school dropouts, and many more who have not had education at all. Uganda as a nation is faced with high levels of illiteracy. Wellspring has addressed this by creating adult literacy classes to help people to learn to read and write.

    We rejoice with, and encourage the community spirit inhibited in the cultures of Uganda and during the festive seasons, we join in by giving gifts items like clothes, shoes, food, vaselines, books and pencils, pants and sanitary materials out to the community.

    all these initiatives are open to every in the community regardless of their faith or cultural affiliations.

    At Wellspring we believe, “We cannot change the world if we cannot change our neighborhood”.

    The Journey continues

    The journey ahead of us is filled with optimism, we look back at what has already happened, and then look into the future with a new strength. We looking for people like you to support us. The need is great, but we can start from where we are.

    You are welcome to come and see for yourselves, pray for, and donate money or expertise.

    And we believe that a little help can propel people further in life.

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