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Directors’ Message

“Together we can do more”.

We have been called to see the advancement of our communities, and of the nations of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania; to develop and build a strong leadership in these countries that will spearhead development in all aspects of life.

We can begin from where we are, one step at a time, and keep the focus to where we want to reach. Though filled with challenges and sometimes heartbreaking situations, there’s no doubt that rays of hope and joy shine through. “Change begins with me.”

We have been encouraged by the response from the communities, Christian and those of different faiths joining together fighting a common enemy: poverty.

Wellspring was recognised by the local authorities for the contributions made. A certificate of recognition was presented and the whole village was officially named after Wellspring.

You have all been part of this, so thank you.

Herbert & Eve

Dr. Herbert and Dr. Eve kanyenya (directors)

Which way best suits you to help us?

There are many ways in which you can support our work, and not all of them involve coming to Uganda! That said, for those considering coming to visit us, you might like to know that Wellspring has accommodation on site that can be shared by at least 15 people. It’s popular as a base for people to launch out from into the community, especially when visiting from afar.

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If coming to Wellspring’s compound is not possible, you could:

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  • Wellspring Housing

    A place to call home is important for everyone's identity and security. It's so much more than just a place to live.

    Statistics show that most housing in Uganda, especially in more built up areas, can be classified as slums. This type of accommodation and the associated lack of amenities help create a cycle of disease and low quality of life.

    Houses made from eco-friendly blocks, are cheaper to build than conventional homes. A house with 3 rooms can cost between £8,500 and £10,000.

    Wellspring has already acquired a 3.5 acre piece of land to accommodate this project. We build some of these low-cost houses with an outdoor space so that families are able to grow vegetables to supplement their diet.

    "We build a house, they call it a Home"
  • Business Development

    A surprisingly small amount of money can set someone in business in our community. Businesses in the local area can be set up to sell fruit, vegetables, milk and other foods, or perhaps to rear chickens or pigs, etc. The capital needed to start an enterprise might range from just £50 to £100 - or sometimes slightly more.

    We have seen peoples lives transformed through our Business Development Programme that often starts with small capital investments/loans. Our staff also give advice and support while monitoring the development of these businesses and how the capital has been invested.

    A donation of £50 or £100 can positively change the circumstances of a whole family - permanently.

    "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a meal, but give the man a rod, you feed him for life..."
  • Church

    At its core, Wellspring is a family church with its values deeply rooted in worship and discipleship. The church is seen as a vehicle that ushers in the Kingdom of God. We encourage the people to go out into the community, take the love of God to where the need is.

    We would like to see all aspects of the church life being represented and alive. We have a vibrant and thriving youth ministry, as most of the membership is of young adults. Young people and children are being given the value we believe they deserve -  they are the foundation of the church today, and will be especially important in the future.

    We want to be a church where everyone can feel accepted and loved as they begin their journey to believe and belong.

    We'd love you to join us!

    "Train a child in the way they should go and when they have grown up they will not depart from it.."
  • School

    Our motto is “Achieving the best for each Child”.

    The Wellspring School continues to go from strength to strength as more and more children from 3 - 13 years old are eager to learn their way out of poverty. Some of the children have severe learning challenges, while others have physical and mobility challenges. Our role is to treat them as individuals, to get the best out of them. We endeavour to create a friendly learning environment.

    Offering a good quality education to children in our community ensures them the best prospects in life - which will go on to benefit the wider community too.

    Sadly, there is more need than resource, so if you would like to come and share your expertise with our school, for a short visit (7 – 14 day), or a longer (3 – 6 months or more) stay, we would love to welcome you!

    We are also very grateful for single one-off financial gifts or regular monthly donations of £5, £10 or £20 to help to support children in school. Thank you.

    "Every child has a dream. Help us to keep the children's dreams alive!"

    You can also get involved by sponsoring a child.

  • Health Centre

    Health was one of the Millenium Development Goals of 2000 to 2015 - but we are sadly still far from it as a nation.

    We are very excited however, to be able to do our bit for the community, through the building of our own new Health Centre. Wellspring will be able to serve the local community as well as some districts around Kampala when it is open.

    We would like to encourage different people with different expertise to join us in enhancing our healthcare work. If you have medical skills that you would be willing to share with us, or you would like to donate to this particular area of our work, please do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!

    To complete our building, we still need a substantial sum and so are looking for sponsorships and donations to help us finish this much-needed project.

    Donations in form of equipment are also very welcome, so please contact us if you feel you may be able to offer this form of support.

    "Please join us in whichever way you can!"
  • Community Work

    Our vision is to create sustainable change in our communities. Doing something for someone once does not equip them for long-term improvement in their own circumstances. Our staff goes out into the community every day to support, encourage, pray and do medical checks, training in hygiene, nutrition, business skills and adult literacy as part of the programme.

    We believe it is far better to teach life-enhancing skills that improve employment opportunities, income, health outcomes and quality of life. Adult literacy classes help the adults who can no longer go back to formal school. The job-based skills we teach are hairdressing, baking, entrepreneurship, and adult literacy which we link to our business development work to help people set up small businesses to generate an income for their families.

    Medical camps to deal with ailments which people neglect and probably because of lack of finances. Free treatment is given and referral for those that need more attention.

    As you can imagine, this work is very oversubscribed, so we are always looking for volunteers who can join us in training the members of our communities, if this is something that is of interest to you.

    "Some of the communities are so beaten up by their circumstances, that sometimes they just need a bit of love to motivate them. You can join the community team, or support a family on a monthly basis or by a one-off gift."