# of Sponsored Children: 390
# of Children Waiting for Sponsors: 44
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: GBB
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: Damba Edward Stazak
Damba joined Gaba B CDP in 2008. He loves kids & enjoys watching the impact that ARM has on their lives. Some of the children have graduated from the project with degrees, diplomas & certificates, becoming nurses, doctors, social workers, etc. Their successes are some of Damba’s greatest joys.
Additional Project Staff:
Please keep Gaba B in your prayers! Below are a list of their specific prayer requests:
- Pray for sponsors for children who have lost their current sponsors
- Pray for healing of our children who are sick
- Pray for land so we can start an income generating project
- Pray for families as there has been an increase in the number of child headed homes recently
- Pray for the children to love the Lord their God
- Pray for wisdom for the staff and leadership that they will lead the children in the ways the Lord would have them to