Slum Aid Project is a Non-Government organization registered under the Non Government registration statute 1989 (Registration S 5914/954 number 767).
With antecedents of 4 young University students studying at Makerere University in 1991, Slum Aid Project started in the slums of Katanga. SAP was later registered as an NGO in 1993.These young women were over taken by the immense vulnerability of Women and their children in the Katanga Slum which is adjacent to Makerere University in Uganda. These were; Dona Asiimwe, Rose Gawaya, Valentine Namakula and Betty Nalukenge.
Slum Aid Project (SAP) has since inception prioritized efforts to end poverty, reduce inequality, provide healthcare and education to all, stop violence against women and girls, tackle climate change and much more to the vulnerable Women, handle reproductive health especially HIV/AIDS, Children and the Youths. This is done through Capacity building, SAP has trained several women, youth, police, and men to no and respond to violence against women and girls. Various community-based organizations have been created, leadership mainly for youth and women was developed at the local government level. SAP has provided support services for thousands of women and children experience gender based violence.
SAP has combined direct and indirect services to Women/Girls, children and others; capacity building and support, public outreach, legal research, analysis and policy advocacy with government and the international community to improve the lives of women/girls. We believe in a gender holistic empowerment approach that enables women/girls and children to overcome not only the political, economic and social marginalization but also promotes a positive change in their attitudes, behaviors and practices that limit their internal abilities to meaningfully participate in all development processes at household and community level.