Bega kwa Bega
Program Director: David Ssagala
Mission: To give basic support to the poorest in remote villages and demonstrate excellence in Nursery and Primary Education by providing in-service teachers with Professional Development courses.
Location: Wakiso District, Uganda
Bega kwa Bega (BkB), which means “Shoulder to Shoulder” in Swahili, was founded 1998 by a Ugandan woman with a mission to improve the living conditions of orphans, vulnerable children and the people who care for them.
Today, BkB cares for more than 4,000 children in more than 200 villages throughout central, western and northern Uganda focusing on children’s rights, water-sanitation, health, agriculture, food and nutrition, education and general support.
Bread and Water for Africa® partnership with BkB began in 2018 with our shipment of more than 20,000 books for distribution to 150 school libraries which will be utilized by 50,000 Ugandan students.
This year, Bread and Water for Africa® will ship another 40’ container of books to help students improve their literacy in a country where half the adult population is illiterate.
BkB needs more books to reach students live in villages throughout central, western and northern Uganda.
Bread and Water for Africa® Executive Director Beth Tessema recently returned from an extended visit to Kenya to meet with Phyllis Keino, our international spokesperson and founder and director of the Lewa Children’s Home, to evaluate its progress and conduct a needs...
Earlier this year, we were able to ship a 40-foot container (approximately 22,000 books) to Kampala, Uganda, where they were distributed by our partner there, Bega kwa Bega to dozens of schools. Those textbooks and reference books will be used to educate tens of...