Sylvia Mbabazi

Hello, my name is Sylvia Mbabazi and I would like to tell you a bit more about the UP4S foundation

I grew up myself in Uganda and came to live in the Netherlands in 1997. Together with some volunteers, we decided to give the underprivileged children in Bukomansimbi and surroundings a chance for a good education. Thus, in 2003 the UP4S foundation ('up for us', which means 'stand up for us') was born. That is what the UP4S foundation does: stand up for underprivileged children in Uganda South Soudan. We would love if you want to help us as well. This could be in the form of a donation trough this website. Or do you feel like helping out as a volunteer?
If you would like to have more information, please send an email to or call +31 6 307 72 723.

Kind regards, Sylvia Mbabazi

Working together for a hopeful future for children in Uganda

The UP4S Foundation helps underprivileged children in Uganda. This significantly increases the chances of a good future for these children. UP4S has a primary and a secondary school in the village of Bukomansimbi, where many of the children come from. The UP4S Foundation was founded in 2003 by Sylvia Mbabazi.

 How to contribute

You can support UP4S with a contribution, so that we can continue our projects. This can be done once, per month, per quarter or per year. You can decide yourself how much you would like to donate each time. If you would like to volunteer, you are very welcome. Feel free to contact us.

 Donating to UP4S

You can support UP4S with a one-time contribution or with a more permanent support per month, per quarter or per year. There are also possibilities to help special expansion projects with a large amount of money.

 Our organization

All information about our organization, the goals, the board and more...

Pictures from UP4S

A beautiful photo gallery with the best photos of all our activities.

Videos from UP4S

These videos give you a good idea of our schools and activities.

Our achievements 

Since 2003, a lot has happened in and around our schools...

News about UP4S 

 New curriculum requires more skills

February 2022, Message from mr Kaddu (head of secondary school)

Good morning everyone, I would like to share this update of class s1 and s2 with you. The new curriculum requires students to have more skills, and that's what we started with. The students learn how to make liquid soap. I hope Kids Gear and Hotel Hollandia will become our customers. We have made large quantities already. We also have other packages, such as: 1. Making candles; 2. Vaseline; 3. Jelly; 4. Bars of soap; 5. Bakery; 6. Growing mushrooms; 7. Computer skills and 8. Art and design. We hope that many of our products will be shown so that parents see the added value of the school.

 More new students and teachers

February 2022, Hoy's High School

It's been two years since Uganda's economy was put on lockdown due to covid. The education sector has been hit so hard that there has been no relief. This has led to many children/students dropping out of school, others have become angry and have pushed aside the teaching profession. Schools didn't reopen until January 1st. We are pleased that more new students and teachers have joined. The lessons will now continue as usual and include cultural activities.

 After two years of closure, finally open again

February 2022, Kids Gear Primary School

After almost two years of the schools being closed, the children are finally going back to school. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the children. They missed their teachers, caregivers and their friends. We are happy that most of them were able to come back to continue their education. The first term runs until April 8th, 2022. After this, they go home for a short three-week vacation.

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If you have any questions or if you just want to talk about UP4US, send us your name, email address and telephone number. We will then call you back.


UP4S foundation
Rowan 13 -  7423 EG Deventer
Phone: +31 6 30 77 27 23

IBAN: NL61INGB0009514816
Chamber of Commerce: 08 11 37 32

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