News & Updates

Ssamba Foundation Fashion Design Program Takes Off!

As part of our After-School Program, Ssamba Foundation currently facilitates an innovative fashion design program that teaches women and youth to knit, sew, and make jewelry, bags and shirts and pants. The proceeds go directly back to supporting the fashion design program, which will eventually, provide steady income and job opportunities for unemployed, undereducated women

Ssamba Foundation Achievements Since 2006-2021

Ssamba Foundation was founded in 2006 by then a 19 year Isaac Ssamba, our Chairman and CEO who wanted to help improve the living conditions of needy people in rural Uganda. He decided to focus on education, healthcare, environment and social and economic empowerment of needy families in rural Uganda. He and other donors have

A typical day for a volunteer at Ssamba Foundation

8.00 Latest Rise and shower 8.30 Breakfast 9.00    Setting off to field work/Office work starts Help with office work, programming, grants and donation research, volunteer search and program awareness and sharing of innovative ideas and carrying out designed program or project. 10.00 Working on field project, teaching, building, planting trees, painting etc. 13.00 Lunch

2022 Summer Team Leader Positions Are Now Open

Looking for an opportunity travel, explore and volunteer abroad in the summer of 2022? Well how about running your own trip for Ssamba Foundation and join us for FREE!  Recruit at least 10 people across your university, work or social network and join us in Uganda for free in 2022 summer vacation. Ssamba Foundation is

Why You Shouldn’t Pay to Volunteer

At Ssamba Foundation, we don’t charge volunteer placement fees. We recruit and host hundreds of people within our projects in Uganda every month– and we don’t charge them volunteer program fees. Why? Because we’re committed to our projects. We’re committed to making a real lasting impact in the communities, and not becoming hung up on
Ssamba Elderly Support Program

Ssamba Foundation Building Homes for Needy Elderly

Ssamba Foundation, a community based development organization in Mukono district is helping needy elderly members of the society by building homes for them through our Elderly Support Program. The rural elderly people in need vary from those staying alone with no relatives to those with orphans and grandchildren. Traditionally, the extended family provided care and
Volunteer in Uganda 2022

Volunteer in Uganda in 2022

Volunteer in Uganda 2022 with Ssamba Foundation. Programs are available in over 25 program sites in Uganda from 1-24 weeks. These project sites districts are: Mukono, Wakiso, Mbale, Jinja, Kampala, Yumbe and several other areas where Ssamba Foundation run development projects. Explore Uganda with a Meaningful Volunteer Experience! Gain valuable real-world experience with a volunteer
Ssamba Foundation Food Aid

American Restaurateur Joins Ssamba Foundation

Miranda an American restaurant entrepreneur has joined Ssamba Foundation as a volunteer on her trip to Uganda, where she will facilitate various community development programs meant to empower and uplift the rural people of Kyampisi. For Miranda this trip represents her third visit to the continent of Africa and the first in 20yrs and presents
Covid-19 Food Relief

Ssamba Foundation Launches Covid-19 Food Relief Campaign

Ssamba Foundation has launched a Covid-19 Food Relief campaign to ensure that nobody in the Kyampisi Subcounty goes hungry during the Coronavirus crisis and this second lockdown. Currently, over 6,000 adults and children in the area are not getting enough food. Ssamba Foundation has embarked on a campaign to help people find food urgently. By

Ssamba Foundation launches new website!

Ssamba Foundation has launched its new website –  and we are excited to present its new look. Our new website provides a clear message about who we are, what we stand for and about our solutions. The website also boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionalities
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Closes Until Further Notice

On April 20th 2021, the Uganda Wildlife Authority announced through a statement that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola is to be closed until further notice following continued disagreements between the entities that operate the sanctuary at the moment. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Rhino Fund Uganda and Ziwa Ranchers limited, a private land management company.
National Railway Museum Uganda

National Railway Museum to be Built in Jinja City

Plans are in high gear to open a National Railway Museum in Uganda in order to preserve the rich historical heritage of the vast railway network and its impact in terms of colonialism and development, social-economic and racial relations in the country, and neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania. The proposed National Railway Museum will be located at Jinja Railway Station
Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda

UWA Cuts Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permit Prices

The Uganda Wildlife Authority recently launched a festive season discount offer to incentivize Domestic, Regional and International tourists to travel to the National Parks in Uganda by reducing prices on Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits as well as National Park Entrance Fees from 01 December 2021 – 31st March 2021. As the large majority of the UWA