Kitega Community Centre is located in Kitega village, Kawolo Sub-county, Mukono District, about 40km from Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The neighboring town is Lugazi.
Kitega is a rural village and local economy is mainly agriculture-based. However, a majority of the population is unemployed and the standard of living is low.
The Kitega Community Centre is a Christian organisation that was initiated by Rev. Canon Silas Musoke, with the help of the Kingserve Trust in Scotland. From 1999 to 2004 the Centre was under the umbrella of the National Association for the Mentally Handicapped and registered as an independent NGO in 2004. The Centre is interdenominational and serves all people without prejudice. We aim to make the world a better place by creating a healthy environment where everyone is happy.
For a long time, Kitega Community Centre has focused on children with learning difficulties who have been rejected by their parents. Their parents believed that the children’s disabilities were linked to curses and evil spirits, and thus many parents neglected the children’s needs, well-being, and basic human rights.
Kitega Community Centre intervened to show that with the proper educational, social and emotional support, children with disabilities can learn the skills to be self-sustaining and contribute to their families and communities.