Arise and Shine Uganda

About Us

Arise and Shine Uganda was founded in 2010 by Nyanjura Sharon, who saw an opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of those from backgrounds similar to her own.

Arise and Shine Uganda believes that the key to sustainable community development is education.

Our strategy:

Our Vision

A world where every person has access to quality education, enabling sustainable community development.

Our Mission

Our mission is to tailor projects to the needs of rural communities in Uganda and to endorse and facilitate access to quality education, enabling sustainable community development.

Where We Work


Quick facts:

  • The Republic of Uganda is located in East Africa and neighboured by Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Half of Uganda’s 42 million people live in rural areas (2018).
  • Agriculture employs over 80% of the country’s work force.
  • According to the United Nations Human Development Index (2009), Uganda is rated number 157 (medium to low development).
  • Uganda’s average life expectancy is 55 years.
  • Uganda has one of the highest population growth rates in Sub Saharan Africa.

Kamuli District

Arise and Shine Uganda focuses first on rural communities in the Kamuli district, which is situated in Eastern Uganda, approx. 115 KM (70 miles) from the Capital city, Kampala.

Kamuli has an estimated population of 820,000 people. The predominant language spoken in Kamuli is Lusoga with some Luganda and English.

Kibuye Village

Arise and Shine Uganda’s first community project is focusing on the village of Kibuye which is in North Eastern Kamuli in Kagumba Sub-county, on the shores of the Victoria Nile.

Kibuye has an estimated population of 60,000 people and is spread over 27 by 35km. The majority of the population is highly dependent on subsistence farming and barter trade within village in order to survive.  

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