About Us

Lámha Suas dedicated to supporting the education of girls and young women in Uganda.

Our mission is to improve the lives of young women in Uganda.

Our aim is to empower young women in Uganda to access educational opportunities.

Our objectives are:

  • To improve the school environment of our host primary school with a Building Programme.
  • To support a female student at secondary level to complete her A Levels through scholarship.
  • To support a young woman to access third level education through scholarship.
  • To implement a Safe Motherhood educational programme.
  • To promote understanding among Irish people of the importance of supporting overseas development assistance in order to combat inequalities around the world.

 

Lámha Suas was set up in 2010 by Deborah Sheeran, a primary school teacher from Dublin. Deborah had been going out to Uganda for some  years and  knew that education was the key to helping improve people lives, especially the lives of girls and young women.

She knew she wanted to work in Mubende, the district with the worst education record in Uganda. She contacted the Irish Embassy in Kampala, told them what she wanted to do and asked them for any contacts they may have in the area. They put her in contact with Kakeetos Stephen, who was the District Education Officer of Mubende at that time. He recommended Madudu as the place to base Lámha Suas’ programmes and the rest, as they say, is history….

Since then, Lámha Suas has brought 20  volunteers out to live and work in Madudu. We have provided Kisoolo Primary School with new latrines and Madudu Primary School with a kitchen, grinding machine, grinding machine shelter, a new staffroom, a Rain Water Harvesting System and five 10,000L water tanks, fruit trees, doors and window shutters on all classrooms, we have renovated the teacher quarters, painted all the classrooms, employed an extra teacher and a school cook and converted the original school building to staff accommodation and a library for the children.

In 2015 we started a Safe Motherhood Programme in partnership with the Rural Health Care Foundation Uganda. We have also developed a strong friendship with the Juliana School for the Deaf in Mityana and Busibozi Teacher Training College.

In 2016, we will start working with 2 new schools: Kawuula Primary School and Kiruuma Primary School. We look forward to developing a good relationship with both schools.

Lámha Suas is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south.

View Comhlamh’s Code of Good Practice For Volunteer Sending Agencies

If you feel we are not adhering to the Code please contact us at deborah@lamhasuas.ie, deborahsheeran13@gmail.com  or info@comhlamh.org