Our Mission

Empowering Youth in Uganda.


Our mission is to empower children and youth in vulnerable situations by improving access to quality education, by strengthening families, and by facilitating a platform of support and dialogue among, and for, young people. 

At BULA, we view education as a key tool for empowerment, one that is most effective when vulnerability is diminished.  We understand that a fundamental contributor to vulnerability is the widespread institutionalization of children and youth, in orphanages and children's homes.  By breaking the cycle of institutionalization, by supporting the alternative care framework, and by providing support to young people transitioning out of care, we can reduce vulnerability and strengthen our educational support initiatives.  

The empowerment of children and youth through education and their reduced vulnerability through alternative care are the guiding principles of BULA's mission.  Through our programs, these principles give voice to the youth they support, while protecting their right to privacy.  With that in mind, our fundraising initiatives and advocacy campaigns serve as a platform for their voice, giving rise to improved global awareness and a stage to influence the narrative on global education and childcare policy.