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Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

With the support from our partners, including grant funders, businesses, church and community groups, as well as individual donors, we have been on an incredible journey over the last 14 years, from one small project to now supporting over 300,000 vulnerable children and families across 10 communities.


However, poverty levels have deepened further in Kampala's slums, heightened by lockdowns, as families employed in casual work lost their incomes overnight. Overall an additional 3.5 million Ugandans fell into poverty during this period.


We are passionate about being locally led, and have a fantastic team of over 50 staff and volunteers planning and delivering our projects in Uganda. However, our team know we must continue to work hard over the coming years to meet the needs of more children through school sponsorship, vocational and skills based training as well as continuing to work in partnership with local leaders and funders who share our vision in reaching as many of these children as possible.


What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals?


In September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda was introduced as an action plan to tackle key global challenges. The UN established 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), which cover a range of social, economic and environmental issues. According to the UN, achieving these goals means securing a more just future for all.


Find out more about how we working to the Sustainable Development Goals ..

In this blog we take a look at one of the most important goals, SDG 17.


SDG 17: Partnership Working


Our projects are working towards no poverty (SDG 1) , zero hunger (SDG 2), quality education (SDG 4) and gender equality (SDG 5). However, the Sustainable Development Goals can only be achieved through a strong commitment to global partnerships and collaborative working.


We couldn’t help children thrive without our partners, including church groups, school, universities and businesses, we want to work together to achieve our mission and together, we have the power to make an even bigger impact.


"Kids Club Kampala are one of those incredible organisations that get a huge amount done, on very lean resources. They make every penny count and genuinely change and improve lives, and they somehow do it with a smile on their face. Everyday. They are our favourite client and we love every aspect of working with them." - Our corporate partners, Not Actual Size

Together with our partners, we are working towards a more just future for the communities we work with, enabling us to ensure more children can access free education, can overcome food insecurity and build vital skills to transform their futures.

"It was a real pleasure to work with Kids Club Kampala. We were personally impressed by the holistic and community based approach - an approach then can be replicated in many other contexts." - Vashi Impact Group who led the development of our Independent Evaluation

Looking to the future


We know that routes out of poverty lie in the investment in education and income generation, with an expansion of projects and increased investment, we'll be able to support more families to move from surviving to thriving.

Now, we’re looking towards the future. Routes out of poverty take time and commitment, and trust us, we have no plans to scale back. We want to help as many children and families in Kampala’s slums as possible, and we’re not afraid to be ambitious in our plans. We aim to move further beyond providing for basic needs and to help families to truly thrive, empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty for the long term, as well as creating sustainable sources of income.


We have ambitious plans to scale up further, but we cannot do this alone. Our partners are critical in achieving our mission.


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