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”

School goals

Plans for the school and goals for the coming years:

  • Training for teachers
  • Clean toilets
  • Planting trees
  • Improve premises
  • School materials
  • Furniture
  • Solar panel/computers
  • Houses for teachers
  • Fence for the school compound

Foundation goals

The goals for the foundation for the coming years:

  • Continuing to spend goats to new families (donations)
  • Food program for the school (parents continue to give food and are responsible for this but we are going to invest in chickens, the first 20 chickens in 2019 (donations)
  • Money is also put in the bank to be able to buy food in dry times when the parents cannot give food.
  • At the end of 2019, 2 cows will be purchased and placed on Lydia’s land. (donations)
  • The school garden is realized as soon as the fence is ready. (2020)
  • The water pump must continue to work continuously, for this money is put in the bank for unexpected things
  • The donations from the Netherlands are therefore only used for goats, cows, chickens and food and water.
  • The last donation from the Netherlands of € 1500 for the food program: water pump, food budget, chicken feed (savings) and goat transport for the upcoming placements and a part where they will make their own choices and justify to us.

Total funds raised so far:


314 goats placed with families 2016-2019: €6625,00
Transport & veterinarian costs: €1325,00
Hook project 2016: €220,00
Food program + 20 chicken 2019 €1500,00
10 extra chicken 2019 €50,00
2 cows 2019 €400,00
Water-pump2019 €2500,00
Bank-& administration cost 2019 €107,40
Certificates & website 2019 €172,43
4 goats Schoolfarm 2019 €120,00
4 cows Schoolfarm 2019 €800,00
emergency food & schoolingcosts (Corona) 2020 €1450,00
Plant program foodgrowing 2020 €1725,00
Bankingcosts 2020: €47,40

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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