Habi John Foundation

Historical Background

HabiJohn Foundation (HF) is an elders rights non-profit and non-governmental organization that was officially registered by the national NGO board in 2013 focused primarily on providing aid to older people as we help them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty as well as facilitate their access to primary healthcare, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives and also intended to help vulnerable children under the care of these elders. Our projects are focused mainly around the elders over 60years of age and enable them to buy food, clothes and other needed items. We help stabilize their nutritional situation, and ensure that their vulnerable grandchildren that are often abandoned and handed over to them can go to school again and the elderly develop a greater feeling of self-esteem. On top of the support we provide, HF mainly puts in position the experience of older women and men at the centre of our work. This then guides the type of programmes we run, the way we develop our advocacy work, the way we communicate and solve problems of poverty among them in different communities.

Currently HabiJohn Foundation supports older people through approaches like: rights awareness and advocacy, developing skills and promoting healthy lifestyles, and carrying out research through community and international partnerships.
Since we were established, HF has helped older men and women through health camps and specialist referrals, improved adult literacy to transform their livelihoods, formed over ten PEG groups with 30 members each and promoted positive ageing through sporting activities, as well as much more.
HF also promotes economic and social security for older people and secure their human rights. This is done by raising awareness with the government and civil society of the policies and advocacy and educational programmes needed to improve the lives of older people.
Health services are a major need and challenge for older Ugandans. HF’s projects therefore also try to influence more effective health services as well as ensuring older people are included in key national health and HIV and AIDS programmes.

Thematic Areas of work

  • 1. Livelihood for the elderly
    At 72, the widowed Olivia Nalugo cares for nine grand children. More
  • 2. Vulnerable children under the care of the elders support
    HabiJohn Foundation gives 16 vulnerable children under the care of the elderly scholastic materials.
  • Most orphaned children and widows are under the care of older people. 14% of children who would ordinarily be raised by their parents are under the care of older people.

Our Partners

  • Our Mission

    To work with our partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older people contribute to society and that they must enjoy their right to health care, social services, economic and physical security.

    Our Vission

    Societies in which all older women and men can lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

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  • Contacts

      P.O. Box. No: 265 Mityana.

      +256 (0) 781 826 062
    +256 (0) 788 751 124


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