The work of YES (Youth Encouragement Services) Uganda started with Carol Adams in 1996. The first orphanage she saw in Africa was in Luweero District. It was completely devastated. Poverty can be seen all over Africa in the huge numbers of people struggling to survive and Carol was drawn to those children left with no adult caregiver, barely making it day by day. YES Uganda was eventually founded in Fort Portal, Uganda to come to the aid of the over 35,000 orphaned children in the area.
Since YES Uganda’s inception, they’ve been assisting those that are the most helpless and forgotten orphaned children. Today YES Uganda provides over 500 children with help in such spheres as education, health, training, employment and housing.
Thanks to the valued donations of our sponsors and the help of our volunteers, we can transform the poverty of Ugandan orphans into a better life.