My story begins right from childhood, I grew up from a humble background, with a single mother struggling to put me through school and so from a young age I knew what it meant to lack, to not admire or compare myself to other children who had it all. Yet even at that young age, I loved giving, I would give my pocket change to the beggars by the road side, it gave me joy giving back to those in need.
So I grew up knowing I wanted to give those in need, it was a deep calling inside my heart, my purpose on this earth yet I was too young to do anything about it neither did I have the money. My interest was mainly young children, especially those in living in orphanages and on the streets. After my high school, I decided I couldn't wait forever and had to start with whatever I had, which was literally nothing, so I would collect used clothes, books, shoes, toys etc and give them to orphanages that needed them the most. That is how Bambino life foundation came to life, collecting items from those who didn't have use for it and giving it to those that needed it the most.
For about 3 years I did everything on my own, I found out that at an earlier stage that when it came down to it, not everyone was willing to sacrifice to my lengths. With time however I discovered there are some people with the same passion as me and so I opened the doors to Bambino life foundation, to let others with the same passion to participate in this life changing mission. We are now a family of people looking to change the world for the better. To make the world a safe haven for children.
In the beginning i was mostly focused on visiting and donating to orphanages, I would also stick around to shower,feed, and play with the babies. It came my realization that most people want to donate but do not know how and where to begin .This was when the foundation was needed most.
We help get donations from people and take them to children that need them the most.
We also decided to add promoting Girl Child Education & Empowerment, and also create awareness about children living with disabilities because in my country this area is not handled so well. Most people, even parents themselves are ignorant about disabilities especially in children. Not only through donations but also linking parents to specialists and counselors. Educating people about how to handle matters concerning disabilities is one of our main focus now.
I am happy to say that although we are not yet where we want to be in terms of giving, We are in a better place than we were when we started and have been able to help more than 200 children plus reached more than 400 young girls. We hope to help more than one million children across the world in the future.
Following are committee objectives of BLF:
1. Promotion of Education with Special Focus on Girls’ Education.
2. Promotion of Gender Equality & Women Empowerment, and Address Gender Based Violence.
3.Creating awareness for children living with disabilities in the community.
4.Supporting and catering for children living in orphanages.
5. Promotion of Child Protection, Rights of Children & Youth Development and Address the Issues related to Abuse and marginalization of Children, Adolescents and youth.
Bambino Life Foundation has the following three core programs or thematic focus which helps the Foundation in strategically achieving its mission.
1. Promoting Girl child education & empowerment.
2. Creating awareness about children living with disabilities.
3. Children living in orphanages.
BLF envisions a child labor free, childrens rights and women empowered society in Uganda; which is guided by the values of equity, accountability, inclusion and respect.
Our Mission is to ;
1.Promote Girl Child Education & Empowerment through teaching them hands on skills, counselling and providing scholastic materials were needed.
2. Creating awareness about children living with disabilities through partnering with organisations that fight for their rights and bring about sensitization for children with special needs in the society. We also support and donate to homes catering to children with special needs.
3.We donate to children living in Orphanages through collecting different items like clothes,toys,books,shoes etc and taking them to orphanages that need them the most plus basic materials like detergent, Vaseline, toilet paper, etc. items needed in their day to day activities
Bambino life Foundation has a team of hardworking and dedicated people who are passionate about giving back to their community, We are glad to let you know you can join the team as an administrator, volunteer, partner or donor.
You can join under the sector you are more passionate or comfortable with. Welcome aboard our family!!