"We Make families, not orphans."
Plot 613, Kyadondo Makindye Block 261
Child’s i Foundation was established in Uganda in 2009.We wanted to demonstrate that it was possible to provide children with loving families and help those children in orphanages to return to families, extended families and, where appropriate, Ugandan adoptive families.
We developed the Ugandans Adopt campaign on behalf of the Ministry of Gender, Labour, Social Development to encourage more Ugandan families to adopt children who need a home. As part of this initiative we set up the National Alternative Care Panel on behalf of the Government of Uganda and handed it over in 2015.
We also established the country’s first Social Work Centre of Excellence in 2012, to spread good social work practice at national level.
Child’s i Foundation has worked in partnership with the Government to develop family based programmes including tracing and reunification, foster care and domestic adoption and together we have provided the evidence and know- how to inform the National Alternative Care framework.
Child’s i Foundation supports change at all levels in Uganda, advocating and supporting family and community based care for all children. We create successful, scalable programs that inform government and other agencies. We help to develop child protection systems in rural and urban communities to demonstrate how orphanages can be replaced by family and community care and build social work force capacity and capability across the country.