Young people in Uganda are full of potential, energy and talent, but they are trapped in a cycle of poverty. At Kira we aim to change the mindset of the trainees, to help them see what they can do for themselves, and change poverty from the inside out.
We believe in holistic social transformation and throughout the year the trainees complete courses in character development, conflict resolution, biblical discipleship, health and hygiene, and nutrition.
The sheer determination and hard work of previous trainees, often in the face of great obstacles, has seen them transform their own lives. This change can be exponential, as every young person passes on what they have learnt to their communities.
Prisca was forced to become a soldier when she was just nine years old after being captured by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Watch this video to hear how she has found healing at Kira Farm.
'I LOVE THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT MYSELF NOW'
Benedict suffered from low self-esteem and never thought he would find
respect in his community. Just a few months after leaving Kira Farm he is
working three jobs and has local young people queuing up to be trained by him
Read Benedict's story here
DARING TO DREAM
Esther’s way of thinking has been transformed. 'At Kira I started believing in myself again and hoping for a better future. I now feel valued and hope to live the life I dared not dream about before. I thank Amigos for helping me to become the kind of person I was created to be.' Read Esther’s story here.
Discover how Dennis arrived at Kira as a damaged young man with little confidence and how he blossomed into an inspirational trainer for the bicycle repair project. Read Dennis's story here
On graduation, Esther, hit the ground running. 'I feel like I lost a lot of time believing people when they told me I can’t make it. Now it’s like my eyes have been opened and my hands and feet have been released. I can’t seem to do enough, so every day I push myself to do more than I did yesterday to make up for lost time.' Read Esther’s story here.
SUICIDAL STUDENT FINDS HOPE
Gerald, 19, was taken by rebel soldiers as a child and held in captivity for one year. When he arrived at Kira he was full of self-hatred and suffered from terrible nightmares because he had been forced to participate in brutal killings by his rebel leaders. At Kira Gerald had the opportunity to receive discipleship, counselling and learn about conflict resolution. Over time he has changed into a happy, positive, young man and today he is working for an NGO planting trees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more about Gerald here.
Amigos Worldwide is a registered Charity/NGO both in the UK and Uganda.
Amigos Worldwide, Registered in England, Company Number 6122350, Registered Charity Number 1119450
Registered Office 7A Beech Grove, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon. EX31 1PZ
(Amigos International and Amigos are working names of Amigos Worldwide)