Omushana, Sunshine for Children is a UK registered charity (No. 1150629) set up by friends from both Uganda and the UK.
Our main aim is to make a positive contribution to children's lives by improving their educational opportunities, welfare, confidence, and enjoyment. We achieve this by supporting and implementing locally run projects in the areas around the mountain gorilla reserves in Africa.
Our projects are hugely varied as they address local needs, but all share the common feature of benefiting large numbers of children, often through working with local schools and needy children's groups. We aim to create maximum value with limited resources and aim to discourage dependency on continued support by prioritising sustainability and ensuring the contribution of local communities to every project.
100% of donations reach our projects and by encouraging a high level of local community co-operation and sharing, coupled with a high level of monitoring and evaluation, we ensure there is no waste of our precious donations and the results of our projects often exceed expectations.
Omushana means Sunshine in Rukiga, the local language of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest region. Both Rukiga and English appear in the full title of the charity because our project is founded on a partnership between Uganda and UK.