Profile of SAP
Slum Aid Project is a local women and child focused registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) started in 1991 by four female students then studying at Makerere University, pioneer university in East and Central Africa. It was then named the Katanga Project, located in Wandegeya, Kampala, capital city of Uganda. The project’s major goal was to address problems faced by women and children in the slums. The project’s operational area then covered the four zones of Katanga (Wandegeya) slum, i.e. Kimwanyi, Busia, Soweto and Katale.
In 1993, Katanga Project was registered with the NGO Board as a community based organization. In 1994, the project was then facilitated by the Ministry of Women in Development now Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to carry out legal education on rape, defilement, and domestic violence in Kampala slums. There was a recommendation that the name be changed from Katanga Project to encompass other slums of Kampala. In 1995, the project changed its name to Slum Aid Project (SAP).
"To see that people of Uganda in slum communities live and enjoy fair and dignified lives"
"To strengthen the capacity of slum communities
(men, women and children) to challenge and effect sustainable
change in their lives through research capacity building