Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region and also lies within the Nile basin. Its abundant wildlife includes endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees as well as rare birds.
Our work in Uganda began in partnership with the Irene Gleeson Foundation, through Childcare International Primary School (CIPS), founded in 1991 by Irene Gleeson. A schoolteacher by trade, Irene began by teaching 50 rescued children under a mango tree. Twenty-four years later, CIPS now provides education to over 1,250 children from Primary 1 to 7 in Kitgum, Northern Uganda.