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Who We Are

Friends of Orphans works to transform lives through holistic approach. We have been running a comprehensive aid program for the war affected vulnerable communities in Uganda since 1999. We emphasize community based solutions to poverty by working with local people and local talents. We believe true transformation of a society can only come through education, vocational skills training, affordable healthcare services, women empowerment, food security and livelihood support programs. Friends of Orphans provides the tools and technical support necessary for the community to achieve full potentials. 

Where We Work

Friends of Orphans headquarters are in Pader Town, in Northern Uganda.

We work in Northern Uganda region especially in the districts of Pader, Agago, Kitgum, Lamwo, Omoro and Gulu.

Ricky Richard Anywar founded Friends of Orphans at the peak of the war in Northern Uganda when international organizations couldn’t dare to reach Pader. Movements were by military escorts and Friends of Orphans was the only ray of hope to the war affected communities in Pader.

We believe all children and women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Our Team

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