Vibrant and resourceful Ugandan rural communities with the power to transform a collective future
We support sustainable community led solutions through unique partnerships that strengthen quality education access and maternal health in rural Ugandan communities
1. Seek local knowledge
2. Forge community partnerships
3. Empower rural girls
4. Innovate sustainable solutions
5. Defend human dignity
6. Address global challenges
To design sustainable innovative community led solutions that empower rural communities
To increase access to quality educational opportunities for rural communities
To support quality, dignified and respectful maternal health care in rural communities
“In the village we saw hunger but we also saw thirst: thirst for knowledge, thirst for a better tomorrow, thirst for the opportunity to lift themselves out of gripping poverty.” -Brooke Stern
One month after her initial life-changing visit, Brooke returned to Uganda and spent the next 13 months living with and listening to the community’s needs, wants, and frustrations.
From the shores of the River Nile in Kyabirwa Village in Jinja City, the S.O.U.L. Foundation has expanded to Namiyangu Village in Bugweri District. From just a volunteer of one, Brooke Stern, the S.O.U.L Foundation has expanded to over 25 full-time staff in Uganda and 2 full-time staff in the US. The organization was crippled by the death of one of our Co-Founders, Kenneth Stern, in 2019 and the devastating effects, especially on education of the COVID19 pandemic between 2020-2021. We are slowly rising from the ashes…evolving into a stronger organization one day at a time.