Our Orphanage

Stanford Foundation for Orphans and Rural Development (SORD) is a Community Based Organisation formed in 2010 by people who suffered as orphans experiencing the difficulties that orphans face therefore, deciding to intervene to make orphans have equal rights and opportunities.

The main contributing factors to accumulation of orphans in Uganda are a result of HIV/Aids, the insurgency of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda for the past two decades as well as poverty and other related diseases. This has resulted in Uganda having 2.5 million orphans.

SORD is currently operating in the district of Kampala more especially in Kawempe Division and wish to extend to the Amolatar District in Northern Uganda where most of its activities shall take place.

SORD Kampala currently cares for 30 orphans while a small operation in Amolotar is already caring for 5 children as well as many vulnerable children in both areas. Approximately 3 children are adopted every year, majority moving to North America to join a new family.

SORD is able to assist with the adoption process, working with the local authorities. See “Adopt a Child” for more information.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”

Become a sponsor by supporting education of one child at Stanford Primary School monthly $20,this will help provide education and feeding to one child for a month.