Uganda is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, USA and is home to about 40 million people. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resources, is still a country with much suffering. The 44 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate, alarming levels of Unemployment and Poverty, Diseases and Wars have taken the toll of the people of Uganda.

Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Land sliding, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, Absolute Poverty, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc. This has left the people in Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.

By 2011, more than 1,500,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to HIV / AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in some parts of Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 54% of the population living at or below poverty line, according to a recent report by UNCEF.

Volunteering Opportunities at ABA Foundation


ABA Foundation - Volunteers are making a difference in some of the world's poorest communities, living and working alongside local people on projects of lasting value.

Volunteers join us at different stages of their lives and with different passions. Yet they all want a challenge and they are united by their determination to make a difference. Typically, they walk away with a broad set of skills that help them to make progress in their personal and professional lives and carry on making a positive contribution to the causes they really care about.

These skills include the ability to negotiate, to motivate, to listen and learn from other cultures, to plan and manage budgets and so much more. Half the world is under 25. We know that with the right opportunity, young people have huge potential to make an impact in their communities. With ABA Foundation, you can be part of this experience too and show yourself and others what you're made of.


Volunteer Projects includes:- Supporting local hospitals with Medical Teams, Operating Mobile Clinics, Conducting Voluntary Counseling and Testing in Schools and at Medical Centers, Volunteer builders to help in construction of houses for Elderly, Destitute Children, Disabled and other Needy Groups, Build water tanks, Wells, Toilets at Social Centers etc, Social Workers to support our Orphans, Elderly and Other Needy Groups, Evangelism, Training single Mothers and Widows – Tailoring, Weaving Art and Crafts, Carpentry and Joinery at our Vocational Training Center, Modern Agricultural Techniques, etc. Teacher Volunteers to support and teach in our local elementary Schools.

(Needy Groups refers to:- Destitute Children, Orphans, Street Kids, Abandoned Kids, Dumped on garbage kids, Unwanted kids, Widows, Disabled, Deaf, Blind, Mute, Widowers, Downtrodden, Elderly, HIV/ AIDS patients, Poor families affected by HIV/AIDS etc). Film maker Volunteers to help profile our Organization. Website Designers to help re-design to improve on the quality and standard of our organization’s websites.

Volunteers help to sensitize local communities on the dangers of child sacrifice, Child Prostitution, and HIV / AIDS which is increasing in Uganda especially in Urban Centers. Volunteers work on the ongoing construction of our Children Rehabilitation Centers in Uganda.

The Christian Martyrs of Uganda

The arrival of the Christian missionaries, Anglican and Catholic, set the stage for new developments, and marked a turning point in the religious life of the people of Buganda; as well as the political structure of the kingdom and the region at large. The history of Buganda from this point on took a different turn. A social revolution that was to transform all aspects of people's lives had set in, and the events that followed, unpredictable as they were, added to the discomfort the new changes had brought about. The untimely death of Mutesa I in 1884 just a few years after the arrival of the missionaries, left the kingdom in the hands of Mwanga II, a youth whose ruling style fell far short of the charisma and political astuteness his late father had demonstrated in dealing with the foreigners.

Mutesa had the astuteness and maturity of dealing with conflicting forces that struggled to influence his court. The Arabs (the Moslems), the Catholics (the French or Bafaransa as they were locally called) or the Protestants (the English or Bangereza) operated, of course not without constraint, with some minimal success during his reign. He let his subjects of all ranks to join any creed of their choice. The Arabs also having seen the Christian missionaries' efforts to convert the local people also diligently started to teach Islam. There was a competitive struggle among the preachers of the new creeds each attempting to assert more influence and recognition among the most influential officials in the inner circle of the king's court. The king himself never committed to any single creed. The Moslems denounced him for his refusal to be circumcised, and he could not be baptized in the Christian denominations because he did not want to give up polygamy. He died still a traditionalist.

The Christian religion was received with much excitement by the converts but it came with its own requirements. It denounced all the native religious behavior and practices as heathen and satanic. Therefore joining it meant a commitment to break away from the old life style, make and adopt new alliances, and adjust to new moral and religious standards, adherence and allegiance. The new flocks of believers (abasomi, or readers, as they were called) therefore, were seemingly regarded as 'rebels' who had transferred their loyalty to new religious systems thus abandoning the old tribal traditions.

Although Mwanga had shown some love for the missionaries as a young prince, his attitude changed when he became king. The once lively and enthusiastic prince in support of the missionaries turned into an intolerant and vicious persecutor of Christians and all foreigners. He felt, with good cause, that the powers and authority his predecessors had enjoyed were dwindling, and had disintegrated under the influence of the missionaries and their converts. The converts had diverted their loyalty to some other authority and their allegiance at all costs could no longer be counted on. For Mwanga, the ultimate humiliation was the insolence he received from the pages when they ( the least subservient of servants) resisted his homosexual advances. According to old tradition the king was the center of power and authority, and he could dispense with any life as he felt, hence the old saying Namunswa alya kunswaze (the queen ant feeds on her subjects). Although homosexuality is abhorred among the Baganda, it was unheard of for mere pages to reject the wishes of a king. (It is alleged that Mwanga learnt or acquired homosexual behavior from the Arabs). Given those conflicting values Mwanga was determined to rid his kingdom of the new teaching and its followers.

It was hardly a year after Mwanga's assumption of the throne that he ordered the execution of Yusufu (Joseph) Rugarama, Makko (Mark) Kakumba, and Nuwa (Noah) Serwanga the first three Christian martyrs, who were killed at Busega Natete on January 31, 1885. In October of 1885 the Anglican Bishop James Hannington recently dispatched to head the Eastern Equatorial Africa, headquartered in Buganda, was murdered in Busoga on his way to Buganda. Mwanga had ordered his death. Hannington's crime was to attempt to come to Buganda through Busoga, a shorter route than that employed by earlier visitors who took the route from south of lake Victoria. Buganda's kings regarded Busoga as a backdoor to Buganda and thought that any one coming through the backdoor must have evil intentions towards the kingdom.

Joseph Mukasa Balikuddembe, a senior advisor to the king and a Catholic convert, condemned Mwanga for ordering Hannington's death without giving him (Hannington) a chance to defend himself as was customary. Mwanga was annoyed that Mukasa would question his actions, and he had him arrested and killed. On Nov. 15 1885; Mukasa became the first Catholic martyr, when he was beheaded at Nakivubo. Between December of 1885 and May of 1886 many more converts were wantonly murdered. Mwanga precipitated a showdown in May by ordering the converts to choose between their new faith, and complete obedience to his orders. Those unwilling to renounce their new faith would be subject to death. Courageously, the neophytes chose their faith. The execution of twenty six Christians at Namugongo on June 3, 1886; was the climax of the campaign against the converts. The last person killed in this crusade, was Jean-Marie Muzeeyi, who was beheaded at Mengo on Jan 27, 1887. The complete list of the known martyrs is given below. The list of forty five known Catholic and Protestant martyrs includes only those who could be formally accounted for, many more murders went unreported and without a record.

Nakatekere was born lame and cannot stand. But this was not something to worry about before her mother’s death in 2006. Until now, she has no one to provide for her the necessities.

It’s not a busy stage at Namataba just a few meters away from Mukono District town where you alight from on a bus headed to Jinja. As you move deep to Nagojje Sub-county, you wonder about the souls that enjoy the cool breeze that welcomes you from Mabira forest.

But there lies Jane Nakatekere, a 14-year-old girl, who according to Ms Maimuna Mugambe, the Nagojje Community Care chairperson, has been neglected for the jiggers to feast on.

The increasing HIV prevalence among teenagers has prompted ABA Foundation to introduce mobile VCT Services in primary schools, where children are counseled and then tested with the consent from their parents.

It is not easy to counsel young people compared to grown ups. The stigma within them is real, and we think we need a special sensitization and awareness program targeting this particular age group.

We are currently caring for a big number of orphans in the region and entirely depend on donations from friends and well wishers. You too can be a blessing to God’s People by supporting projects of ABA Foundation.


4th Graduation Ceremony Speech


Director/ Principal

Rev. Kiyimba Joseph

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Our guest of honor, special guests, invited guests, graduands, ladies and gentlemen.

We warmly welcome you to this 3rd graduation ceremony of our college.
ABA Foundation Bible College is a school to equip believers with the word of God. The school is serving the whole body of Christ.

ABA Foundation Bible College is registered with the International Association of Bible Institutes (IABI) USA and affiliated with the International Victory Bible Institutes (IVBI), U.S.A.

ABA Foundation Bible College is classified by Africa International Missions (AIM), South Africa. Our instructors are qualified men and women of God from Uganda and Overseas.

The goal of ABA Foundation Bible College is to equip the saints unto the work of ministering the word of God to others. The goal of our students must be the same. The vision of ABA Foundation Bible College is to give Christians a Foundation of the word of God, to prepare them to do the work of the Ministry and to train those called to full – time ministry.

We offer certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees, Masters Degrees and Doctorate Degrees that are awarded under the name of International Association of Bible Institutes (IABI), USA. We are strongly focused on our goal. The goal is not to hand out awards, but to disciple God’s people for preaching and teaching the word of God.

It is our goal to have supplied a student at the time of graduation with a Bachelors Degree in Theology enough material that will be his/her resource for preaching and teaching for many years to come. Graduated students leave with a vast library of materials they can use in their future ministry.

Ladies and Gentlemen, education is the means by which freedom, democracy and economic growth are maintained in any society.

President Yoweri Museveni one day said, I quote “An uneducated society can never enjoy the freedom of constitutional democracy” I close the quotes.

It is our desire to encourage freedom and success of our students by offering them an opportunity to study a course that will produce upliftment in their lives. It is our goal that an educational contribution is made toward the betterment of our society. We aim to train a generation of citizens who are assets to the communities in which they live. Our students are equipped with valuable life changing skills in order to make them successful members of their communities and productive citizens of their respective countries.

President Nelson Mandela once said, I quote, “The difference between Olympians and the rest of us is that Olympians behave as longtime friends who occasionally compete, while we behave as longtime adversaries who occasionally get along” I close the quotes.

This course will help students have a greater relationship with others in their respective communities through the life skills they have learnt.

Dear graduands, the key to a better future depends on you; not the circumstances in which you presently live. Our challenge to you is that you first learn the skills that will enhance your life. We then challenge you to put into action the skills that you have learnt. If you both learn and apply what is taught in this course, you will enjoy a more exciting and successful life. God gives every bird its own food, but he does not throw it in the nests. You were born to success and not to fail; but without sacrifice of hard work, one can never succeed!

We convey our gratitude to your parents, relatives, sponsors, benefactors, and well – wishers who sacrificed their earnings, time, wisdom and care to make you what you are today.

We urge you graduands to continue conducting yourself in a mature and well considered and well thought out ways and at all times demonstrate a passion of servant hood, helping to find solutions to society’s problems and being the example others want to emulate but not despise, ostracize, or demean. The journey you are embarking on is continuing to be humble, of service to others and building yourself.

We are within the city conurbation and, as is typical of all cities; there are very good things and very bad things; there are some very good people and a lot of extremely bad people; there are people who can come to your help and those who will eagerly want to destroy you - so be careful!

By the way, Health is the state of being well and free from illness in body and mind.

Security is freedom or protection from danger or worry. Avoid security risks – people who may be danger to you because of their habits. Safety is the state of being protected from danger and harm.

Dress decently at all times to convince people to have confidence in you. Dressing style can make people conclude whether to take you seriously or not, whether to tease you or not, whether to respect you or not.

Finally, we would like to thank all those who are working with us to train those students that God brings to our Bible College. Special thanks to Africa International Missions (AIM) South Africa, International Association of Bible Institutes (IABI), USA. Our long time friend Dr. Roger Dickson of Cape Town, South Africa, International Victory Bible Institutes (IVBI) USA and our great friend, Bishop Dr. Derek Prince of USA. They have strongly supported us with study materials to train our students and we thank all of them from the depth of our hearts.

We also extend our heart felt thanks to our graduating don, Bishop Dr. Josephat Kitheka from United Kingdom for accepting the responsibility we entrusted upon him.

Registration for new students is in progress. We encourage everybody especially church leaders to study with us. I have invited two missionaries from U.S.A to train our students who need help to read, write and understand English. These are doctors of English with great experience in teaching English as second language to people in developing countries - so get prepared.

I have said all this For God and My Country. Thank you so much for your attention.


Dr.  Kiyimba Joseph

Director / Principal.

The ABA Foundation has begun distributing insecticide treated mosquito nets to people in IDP Camps.

The nets are being given to children under five, pregnant mothers and other vulnerable groups.

Uganda is considered to have the highest rate of Malaria transmission in the region, with an average of 1,565 mosquito bites per person per year, the latest UNICEF report has revealed.

Surprisingly, some people have used the nets as wedding gowns instead of protecting themselves against the Anopheles mosquito, a vector that carries Malaria!

Uganda’s Minister for health said “while other countries have been able to drastically reduce or eliminate cases of Malaria, 15 people die of the disease every hour”.

Each Malaria death represents a needless loss, an unacceptable loss, when we know they can be prevented. And in the fight against the disease, we are deploying our biggest weapons here.

We pray that God will enable you to stand with us in support of this noble work that we are doing. We believe that together we can make a difference in Africa. Luke 1:37.

Kiyimba Elisha JubileeMy Son – Kiyimba Elijah Jubilee is dead! The about two years old Kiyimba Elijah Jubilee has mysteriously passed on today Monday July 15, 2013 at the National Referral Hospital.

He had general body weakness for two days. Doctors tried their best to save the life of my beloved son Kiyimba Elijah Jubilee but in vain. He temporarily responded to the treatment but later in the day, his condition worsened and died on supportive machines at around 4:00 pm, as doctors struggled to save his life.

The burial of late Kiyimba Elijah Jubilee shall take place tomorrow Tuesday July 16, 2013 at 2:00pm at our ancestral burial ground at Konko ‘A’ Village, Mbiko – Wakisi Sub County in Buikwe District, 68Km on the Kampala – Jinja High Way.

We praise God for the time and events we shared with Elijah.  2nd Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race and I have kept the faith”. Elijah - In God’s hand you rest, in our hearts you will forever remain.

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The objectives of ABA Foundation is Helping People Live Better Life and to Promote the Socio - Economic Welfare of the Vulnerable Communities especially the Destitute Children, Orphans, Widows, Disaster Affected People and Poor Families affected by HIV / AIDS among others.

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