Introduction - Love in Action

Love in Action
Sponsoring children's education in Masaka, Uganda
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What we do

Mission Statement
Love in Action is a Christian organisation that seeks to demonstrate God's love in practical ways, by providing support, education and care for orphans and needy families in Uganda, especially those families affected by HIV/AIDS.

This is achieved by identifying and supporting existing community based initiatives with funding, advice and resources and also creating new projects responding to unmet needs.


Love in Action was founded in April 2004 by Alan and Beryl Went, from Colchester in the UK. They now live in Masaka, Uganda.

Although Uganda has a policy of Universal Primary Education that the government is implementing, it will be many years before it is fully operational. This means that the vast majority of children have little or no education.

What we do?
Love in Action works in a number of different fields as shown throughout this web site.

We built two schools in Kyetume, a village about 20 miles from Masaka. They are Bright Stars Nursery & Primary School and Kyetume Parents Senior Secondary School. These schools have been given to the School Directors and currently we have no involvement in these schools.

We have built and now run a Primary School and a Secondary School in Kasaka a village close to Lake Victoria.

We have 2 homes for teenagers, (Hosanna Youth Project), where young people can live in a safe environment whilst attending school / adult education.

We have a sponsorship scheme for children and young people.

Lastly we operate a Health Clinic in Kasaka for the school and surrounding population.

Official Status.
In October 2005 we applied to the Ugandan NGO Board to be formally registered as an Non Governmental Organisation (Charity) in the Republic of Uganda. This was approved and then renewed in December 2006 & 2009.
In Febuary 2008, Love in Action (International) was formed as a UK Registered Charity (Reg No. 1122493).

We have five board members in Uganda.


Alan Went
Managing Director

Beryl Went

Noah Mayiga
Pastoral Director & Operations Manager

Susan Mayiga
Education Director

Penny Kalibalah
Social Work Director


In the UK we have 6 trustees who advise us and help us to run the UK side of the Charity

(L-R  Jan Rydon, Susann Maharajah, James Went, Andy Neill)

In October 20122 - Steph Neill & Gareth Mitchell joined the UK Trustees.

(c) Love in Action 2016
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