Population: 27.6 million (UN, 2005)
Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
Major languages: English (official), Luganda, Swahili, Ganda, various Bantu languages
Major religions: Christianity, Islam
Life expectancy: 45 years (men) 47 years (women) (UN)
GNI per capita: US $240 (World Bank, 2003)
Uganda is a beautiful country commonly known as the 'Pearl of Africa', endowed with natural green vegetation, hills and mountains.
Uganda once suffered a period of insurgency coupled with dictatorship from 1979-1986, and the 20 year long civil war in Northern Uganda which caused socio-economic havoc and emotional devastation for countless people. However with prayers, peace talks and a new multi-party political system in place, all the above is history and Uganda is enjoying economic growth and increasing stability.
Bringing out the best in each individual
Oasis Uganda is a local Christian NGO based in Uganda and part of the Oasis global family which seeks to unlock potentials in individuals from slums to war affected areas; working alongside them to fulfil their dreams.
for community - a place where everyone is included, making a contribution and reaching their God-given potential.
Inspired by the life, message and example of Christ through whom God's unconditional love for all people is expressed, Oasis is committed to working in an inclusive, integrated, empowering and comprehensive way so that all people experience wholeness and fullness of life.
- Local communities that are characterised by trust, safety, cohesion, mutual support, vibrancy, health and opportunity and having increasing capacity to address their own issues.
- People who are excluded brought back into communities and finding wholeness and fullness of life.
- The replication of models that effectively contribute to community transformation or bring back the excluded into community.
Where we are based
We are based in Kyebando, in Northern Kampala, with programmes operating in and around the surrounding slum areas, with additional projects in Mbale (Eastern Uganda) and Pader (Northern Uganda).