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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 6 307 72 723.
Kind regards, Sylvia Mbabazi
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.
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.
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.
All information about our organization, the goals, the board and more...
A beautiful photo gallery with the best photos of all our activities.
These videos give you a good idea of our schools and activities.
Since 2003, a lot has happened in and around our schools...
From May 2023 to mid-July 2023, our children's choir from Uganda traveled all the way to the Netherlands to raise money for their schools and classmates in Bukomansimbi, Uganda. They have done this by performing throughout the country, giving workshops and selling selfmade 'crafts'. The children's choir comes to the Netherlands at the same time every year, as a tradition. Therefore, for many schools it was not the first time to receive a Ugandan visit.
One of the many places visited was Eerbeek, specifically the Children's Clothing Fair Foundation (SKKB). “Yesterday it finally happened! After all these years we were allowed to enjoy the beautiful djembe, singing and dancing of Up4s again. We are so happy that they came to show us and feel how much energy and strength there is in the youth of Uganda. This is what we do it for!” is written on their website as a result of our visit.
We would like to thank all donors and sponsors, including the Children's Clothing Fair Foundation (SKKB), for their warm welcome and support for the project.
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.
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.
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.