An educational trust initiative

Welcome to the website of the Mother Aïda Foundation, supporting the local community in Lira District in Northern Uganda. The Mother Aida Nursery and Primary school are located in Atodi Village, Omito Parish Lira Subcounty.

To have a harmonious, productive and economically empowered community for sustainable development”

Improving the living conditions of the rural communities through advocacy and empowerment”

Goat certificates

A goat for every family. As a investment, to breed and grow into a brighter future. Providing nourishment. And all of this because of our donor that buy Goat Certificates for €25,-. The number keeps rising, as does the offspring!

Crochet project

With the crochet project we try to help the local woman to create products that they can sell. This is how we stimulate their independence and income.

Solar projects

No power… For some a rare inconvenience, for other’s part of their daily life. Sun is there in abundance, that’s why we choose solar energy. A water pump has been installed at the school with it’s own solar panel. We share Waka Wake solar lights so the kids can make their homework at night. Also we are saving up money for a solar panel on the school itself.

Total funds raised so far:


245 goats placed with families: €6125,00
Transport & veterinarian costs: €1225,00
Hook project: €220,00
Bank-& administration cost, website €130,22
Food program €1500,00

Becoming Self sufficient

The Foundation is dedicated to going beyond providing financial support. We ensure that the people we work among, have an outlook in life needed to reach their dreams. We do this by encouraging skills training to boost employment opportunities and income generation.

What We Do

Mother Aida Foundation supports Education of Children and the livelihood of parents to foster primary, secondary, vocational, and tertiary education tailored with life skills.

The Foundation encourages the children and parents it works among to be agents of change in their own communities with a focus to uplift the nations and make their contribution to the world.

What we value:

  • Social Justice
  • Empowerment
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Gender equality
  • Team work

About us…

The Foundation has a focus on the following words: Encouragement, Belief, Honesty and Trust.

These are inspiration based on the kindness towards young people of the Late Aida (who died on 2/2/1990). Aïda is remembered as a mother who loved, cared and supported both children and young adults in her family and the community she lived in.

Mother Aïda was know through the community as a strong pillar and dreamed of a world where the dreams of their children could come true.

27 years later in 2018,  Aïda’s daughter; Lydia Amongi started this foundation to build towards the realization of this dream.  As a professional Educationist she uses all her knowledge, influence and connections to further empower the local community and strive towards a better tomorrow.

The foundation focuses on children and the young generation to gain appropriate and good nurturing through education and empowerment of parents.

This way they will be able to see their children’s dreams come true and make their world a better place to live for other young generations to come. This goal is being realized through strategic partnership with supporters of education initiatives around the world and personal investment in education by the founding members.

The initial international funding for the foundation in 2016/2017 to support parents’ livelihoods came from Leerkrachtcoaching in the Netherlands.


Lydia Amongi

Teacher & headmaster Mother Aïda School. Member tasks/role: Project leader

Jennifer Oleko

Social worker from Lira.

Jolly Acen

Administrator in Kampala.

Joshua Onya Okebe

Social worker in Serere.

Dan Alot Okello

Engineer in Kampala. Member tasks/role: 2nd project leader

Moses Benson Okwir

Business administration in Lira.

Apio Agnes

Peasant & community-leader in Kole.

Adiol Joe


Claude Ogwal

Engineering in Dokolo.

Opio Fred

Hr manager



Mother Aïda Foundation
Bank account: 2290955582 Swift/Bic KCBLUGKA
(Branche KCB Lira)

Contact information Uganda:

Project Leader: Lydia Amongi
Atodi Village, Omito Parish,
Lira Subcounty, Lira District
Tel: +256-772-633413

Contactpersoon Nederland:

Meta de Vries – Leerkrachtcoaching

Registrated foundation in Uganda:
nr: 80020001293886

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