About us

COAC Foundation is a frontline Humanitarian Organization supporting Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children under the direct care of the poor old and weak grandparents with virtually no assured informal or formal support to meet the very basic needs of life in the rural hard to reach Ssese Islands that form Kalangala District situated in Lake Victoria.

We emphasize OVCs under the care of the weak, poor and old grandparents in Ssese Islands because we believe that is where urgent need is greatest. The drops of developments in Uganda reach rural communities last and if extended in the hard-to-reach and hard-to-stay Island communities, the already weak, poor and old persons especially women, are hardly thought of. If at all considered in any progressive initiatives; they can rarely meet the minimum terms and conditions set out to benefit from such programs thus their orphaned grandchildren being unfairly rendered victims of circumstances.


A community where all OVCs, old and weak grannies are ABLE to transform their lives for the better.


To transform the lives of Orphaned Vulnerable Children together with their poor, old and weak grannies through facilitation of ABLE services in impartial, efficient and effective approaches for their dream achievements.

Core Values


  • We connect with the most unprivileged people.
  • We seek to ensure that OVCs & the vulnerable old persons’ voices are heard.
  • We strive to strengthen the voices of the marginalized and vulnerable.
  • We value every team member and seek to ensure everyone can fulfill their potential.


  • Good stewardship of organizational resources.
  • We strive for efficiency, effectiveness and meaningful results across our work.
  • We continually seek to improve our operations and increase our impact.
  • We take pride in our work and our accomplishments.


  • We are honest and transparent, accountable for our efforts and maintain a consistently high moral standard.
  • We are ethical in all that we do.
  • We are fair with colleagues, partners and those we serve, building relationships of trust.


  • We are passionately committed both in mind and heart to seek improvement of ourselves and our work continually through reflection and evaluation.
  • We design and assess programs with an eye towards constant improvement.
  • We recognize that professional development is fundamental to team satisfaction and success.