St. Stephen’s Kisugu, Church of Uganda is an Anglican church, located in Kisugu, a suburb of Kampala. The congregation of St. Stephen’s Kisugu is comprised of individuals and families from the upscale Muyenga suburb which borders Kisugu on one side, and the low and very low income residential areas on the other. This low income area includes a slum dwelling commonly known as Kanyogoga. The ministry was established in 2010 by the Rt. Reverend Bishop Hannington Mutebi (then Vicar of St. Stephen’s Kisugu) in response to the needs of the slum communities surrounding our church.Typical of slums around the world, Kanyogoga is characterized by poor quality of housing, overcrowding, inadequate access to sanitation and insecure residential status. Other characteristics include high rates / levels of noise, crime, drug abuse, immorality (pornography and prostitution) and alcoholism. These conditions expose the residents to the spread of diseases
and generally poor health outcomes. It is an area that attracts a high density of low- income earners and or unemployed persons, with low levels of literacy. Therefore while government introduced the Universal Primary Education (UPE) program which has greatly subsidized the amount of school fees required of primary school going children, many of the parents /guardians are still unable to take advantage of it. As such it is not uncommon to find many children loitering around the slum during the school term.