Kiwanuka Foundation

The Kiwanuka Foundation’s objective is to support the Saint Cecilia School. This is a primary school for girls in Villa Maria in Uganda.

The Foundation, created in 2005, is an initiative of Pauline Vluggen from Maastricht. Pauline was touched by the needs of children in Uganda and got in contact with the Saint Cecilia School in Villa Maria. Pauline is convicted that without education there is no development and hence no future for the children.

Pauline Vluggen

Speech by the Chair of Kiwanuka Foundation


The Kiwanuka Foundation has been recognised as a so-called ‘Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI)’.
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Uganda, Pearl of Africa

Uganda is also known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Very green, situated on the equator, but with a mild climate due to its altitude. Uganda, a former English colony that is independent since 1962, became notorious with Idi Amin who destroyed the country. Amin was driven away in the eighties of last century and since then Uganda is developing, slowly but quite successful.
The country can be considered as politically stable, especially by African standards. That is a matter for congratulation as the country is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Kenya and Ruanda; all seats of a fire in the last 20 years.
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Did you know that...

Due to the financial support of Kiwanuka Foundation some 40 girls go to secondary school and have 3 girls completed their education as a nurse – this is the situation as per January 1, 2014.
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Kiwanuka on Youtube

Kiwanuka Foundation has an own Youtube channel with short video clips..
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Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka

The foundation is named after the first African catholic bishop, Joseph Kiwanuka (1899 -1966). He was ordained as a priest in 1929 in Villa Maria and he became bishop in the city of Masaka in 1939. Masaka is a twenty-minute drive from the village Villa Maria.

Joseph Kiwanuka

A visit to Uganda is very worthwhile

Every year members of the board of the Kiwanuka Foundation visit the Saint Cecilia School in Villa Maria, at their own expenses. It is always a special journey with visits to the families of the pupils, and to nice spots in Uganda.

If you are interested in getting to know Uganda better and seeing with your own eyes how useful the work of the Kiwanuka Foundation is, please join us at some occasion!

Kiwanuka Foundation Secretariat: Hondstraat 8a, 6211 HX Maastricht, the Netherlands, T: +31-43-3212995, E: Disclaimer