1000 SGTS has a vested interest in the children of Uganda most especially orphans and vulnerable children in families with double orphans and people having HIV/AIDs. The Dennis Dease Foundation recognizes that every child deserves to enjoy the right to education as well as to be protected from abuse and exploitation.
The DD Foundation seeks to provide a better way of life for some of the most vulnerable children in Uganda by offering access to an inclusive and quality education to orphaned children. Dennis Dease Foundation seeks to fulfil the pillars of the rights of children as recognized by United Nations convention on the rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Dennis Dease Foundation’s main focus is to assist children most especially orphans in Uganda to have immediate access to free, high quality, education by financing school related costs, such as fees, uniforms, books, and meals in order to relieve economic burdens on impoverished families.
We believe by sponsoring a child’s education needs, we help support core poor families to educate their children, and above all to provide a valuable incentive to keep children in full time education and thus work towards meeting the second Millennium Goal which seeks to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
The Foundation is named in honour of Reverend Father Dennis Dease for his unwavering commitment to and compassion for the children and people of Uganda. Father Dennis Dease has contributed immensely to the less fortunate in Uganda by way of medical care, education, friendship, and love. As the President Emeritus of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, USA, Reverend Father Dennis Dease continues to live out the University’s tagline to “challenge yourself, change our world” as he commits to the Catholic mission and offers his humble service with grace, humility, strength, and compassion. As a servant-leader who cares deeply about the wellbeing of communities and children in Uganda and around the world, we look to him and honor him as we live out the mission of the Dennis Dease Foundation. For more details visit- www.dennisdease.org
The Dennis Dease Foundation strives to provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support for orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, as well as provide safe and welcoming homes to those most in need.