SORD Uganda ( Stanford Foundation for Orphans and Rural Development) started as a Community Based Organization (CBO) called HORD Uganda (Hope for Orphans and Rural Development) which comprised of twenty members (20) in 2008 who were majorly teachers under the leadership of The Late Omara Moses then in 2013 it was fully incorporated as an NGO in Uganda
The name Stanford Foundation for Orphans and Rural Development SORD was developed and founded by the Late OMARA MOSES who was the then Executive Director. SORD came to him in a dream which he had continued to work on from that day to create the organisation which can be seen today.
He founded SORD in 2010, having seen many people around him not having any strategic plans for the orphans and the vulnerable children in the community who were suffering. He has worked tirelessly to ensure the continuation of the organisation through receiving donations as well as urging volunteers to visit SORD.
We owe a special mention of MOSES a co-founder or founder of the work of SORD who had a heart of love and the vision to improve the lives of the children and orphans of kawempe and amolator inclusive of communities
Moses was very famous whoever knew him, a real people person and his tragic and untimely deathhit people hard, both in Uganda and in UK and wider.
My involvement with SORD goes back to the days of Moses. That's Omara Moses, the founder of the work for SORD who sadly died back in January 2023 under tragic circumstances. Everyone who knew Moses loved him and his God given enthusiasm for the children, orphans and communities of Kawempe and Amolatar. We are extremely grateful to Jimmy Kings (Ogwang) who gave up a good job teaching in a private school in order to take over the reins as executive director, with help from Moses younger brother Calvin, who is our managing director and currently studying for a degree in civil engineering. So with Jimmy, Calvin, Sally Crowe and myself, who work really well together, often with humour even in difficult circumstances to improve the lives of the children and their future prospects through education. Sally and I are both volunteers. The work itself of supporting two schools in poor areas has grown substantially this year with the great support from family and friends, many of whom like myself suffer from a debilitating illness call M.E