About

Founded in 2013, what began as a family response to this urgent need has grown into one of the strongest girl child interventions in Kigezi, South Western Uganda. Today, Grace Villa is a group of people from all walks of life coming together to create a family and safe community.

Our Vision

A world where all children are loved, enjoy equal opportunities and resources, and live happy lives free from discrimination, abuse and exploitation.

Our Mission

To provide a loving home and sanctuary for orphans, abandoned and abused children, equipping them with programmes that empower and interventions that meet their health, academic, social and psychological needs

Background

 We recognize that early years matter so we invest in equipping and empowering our girls with nurture, a healthy mind through proper education and engaging them in debates, book clubs and dynamic social interactions; a healthy body through nutritious meals, health check-ups and exercise; and instilling confidence through nurture; and the ability to protect their bodies through safety, knowledge and selfdefense skills.

We currently have over 200 plus children under our care. 24 of these girls live within the Grace Villa home itself. This number fluctuates through the year, taking into account a number of things.

  • Emergency temporary girl child placements that we receive from the Kabale Probation Office and Uganda Police
  • The school calendar – as some girls attend boarding school which means they are away during the school term
  • Home visits during attempted reunification and reintegration with surviving relatives or foster families. A typical home visit is over the long Christmas school break.

Read a Message from our Founder/CEO

Grace Villa Sanctuary for Girls

We Rise by Lifting Others