Anike Foundation serves its core mission of promoting educational development in Africa by partnering with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) throughout Africa. One such partner is NPO A River Blue (ARB) based in Lira, Uganda. At ARB, they believe that people have a right to a just and equal society. As such, they are committed to making that right a reality for people on the margins of Ugandan societies. By enacting practical advocacy, ARB works with the poor who have been denied rights to understand and challenge conditions that set them apart.
In keeping with its mission, ARB provides education in multiple disciplines at its Vocational Training Centre including tailoring, garment cutting, agriculture, community animal health care, and other vocational skills. The Vocational Centre also offers education and support for child mothers during the school day as well as psychosocial guidance for students in need. And finally, together with its partner, Barefoot Workshops, ARB Vocational Centre provides free trade training skills and start-up kits, including sewing machines, agriculture inputs, goats and other tools for graduates to start their own businesses and begin generating income for themselves and their families. More information on the Barefoot Workshop partnership and related projects can be found at the ARB website: