Background:

The idea of SPAU was born on 17th October 1999. Paul Lwanga’s idea to set up SPAU was borne out of seeing the poverty in rural Uganda and the special needs of single parent families struggling to provide enough for their households. This situation reminded Paul of his own experience in a single parent household where his mother struggled to raise him and his siblings in a chaotic Ugandan history between the 60′s and 70′s. In addition to this, many single parent families continued to lose loved ones to HIV/AIDS and malaria.

The Idea

Paul LwangaPaul saw much of the overseas aid going towards awareness projects and medicines for people suffering from AIDS, but very little going to their family dependents who had to keep their own lives going in spite of economic hardship. Paul shared this idea with his two colleagues, Anne Lubega (RIP) and Alex Ssenyama, who were also single parents at the time facing the growing pressures and needs of raising children on their own. The trio eventually set up SPAU in December 1999, registering it with the government of Uganda as a non governmental organisation under charity number S.5914/29

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Staff and Trustees

SPAU maintains a large network of volunteers who are all community-based and usually also single parents and/or members of local SPAU groups. SPAU volunteers also include single parent group leaders and other executive-office bearers of their group committees. A typical SPAU group committee consists of at least 5 people who include: the chairperson, vice chairperson, treasurer, general secretary and information secretary/mobiliser. The SPAU group committees are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their respective groups. SPAU members in each group agree on the roles and responsibiliti

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3 Comments

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Nsekanabo Gorret
2018-12-19

Hello thanks for the good job iam a single mother but life is difficult for me how may i be helped

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mission to the Nations
2018-11-12

Respected President, Greetings from Mission to the Nations - a Non Governmental Organization - Registered Christian Charity in India. Present activities: Rehabilitation to the women in Depressed, Abused, Women Empowerment Training Programs, Sharing the word of God with the unreached millions, Primary Health Care, Girl Child Education & Protection, ( we have 15 Free schools operating ) Income Generation opportunities, Poverty Relief, End child marriages, Home for the Orphans, Clean water ( Bore wells ) to impact the world by youth inspiration. In my region, there are many women who do not have any hope and depressed in their life due to their backwardness. Many of the women and children are in Slavery. Due to lack of education, the women are not getting any kind of jobs to do. Exploitation of the women is so high. Many women were trapped in to the hands of immoral people and those women are finally found in red light areas of Metro Cities In India. The fruits of the government programs are really not reaching to most of the people. Child Slavery is also high. So, we have started a mission to help the women and girl children with self employment training programs and to make them to stand on their own with dignity. Word of God and Teaching on different Skills like Cutting and tailoring, Pot painting, embroidery, envelop making, making of infinite scarf, making of cookies like Biscuits, Chocolates and Indian traditional sweet cakes, Hair Cutting Training etc. Each year, we want to help 200 women by setting up a Training center in the rural areas where these 200 women can take training on the above said Skills. In this connection, we request you for your helping hands to set up a training Center for 200 girls and to give 9 months training. So that women can start New Life. In this connection, we apply to you for a grant of 30,000 US dollars to help 200 poor women with 9 months training program. We welcome you to come to our organization to see what we are doing for the needy in the Women community. We welcome volunteers. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you very much. Kind regards to you, Pastor. Y. Paparao

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Luseti
2018-06-09

Am a professional filmmaker,currently based in mbale from Nairobi Kenya .This coming weekend is fathers Day and I would like to document a short documentary about Father’s Day. And take professional picture. Kindly contact via phone ‭+256 751 203 287‬ email [email protected] We plan more....

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monday AUGUSTINE
2018-01-30

I Thank you all under this umbrella and pray that God should bless the work of your hands and also the words of your mouth. stay blessed

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sis. Josephine
2018-01-26

Thanks for the good work my dears. Am not a single parent but raised by a single part. May God bless the works of your hands.

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Sheila Tumwebaze
2018-01-11

I am a single mother to a beautiful 3year old and much as i have been blessed to still live with my parents, I know I will have to stand on my own 2 feet very soon. I also have people that are dear to me that are single parents and are really struggling, and I would love to join this organization to help them and other people in need of the support you offer. It has always been a passion of mine to do this work and I bless the Lord for the work you guys are doing and the change you are making in the world. GOD BLESS

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