# of Sponsored Children: 398
# of Children Waiting for Sponsors: 50
Year Connected to ARM: 1994 on Rubaga Road, The Gaba Project officially began in Gaba in 1997
Closest Major City: Kampala City – 8km Northwest of Gaba
Sponsorship Location Code: GBA
Population: 1,420,000 (2008)
Distance to Entebbe Airport: 28 miles
Project Components: A Church, A Sponsorship Program, A Medical Clinic, A Primary School & A Secondary School
Community Qualities: Gaba is located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria at the southern tip of the city of Kampala. Gaba consists of 5 major areas: The Lake Shore, the Water Works, the Educational Area, the Residential Areas and the Medical Institutions.
Most of the students in the Gaba Projects stay in the Gaba slums. Their parents often find work as casual labourers in the local market or as fisherman on the lake.
Primary Issues: High poverty levels, large slum areas, HIV/aids, Cholera, STDs, Respiratory related infections and high malaria infection rates due to the wetland areas bordering the lake.
Average Income: $1 usd per day
Literacy Rate: 50%, Many of the mature adults are illiterates. It is the young adults who are gradually becoming literate through the child development projects in the area (Mainly Compassion & ARM)
% Orphaned: 45%
Program Overseer: Ps. Stephen Settimba
About Ps. Stephen Settimba
Program Director: Ambrose Lukwago
Ambrose Lukwago became a Christian in 1995. Since then he has been involved in ministry with his church and with scripture union. He has a passion for working with students and loves to uplift and encourage the hopeless around him.
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