3 Years in Action

For more than 3 years, Similar Ground has been stepping up to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Similar Ground is a youth-led, community-based organisation that was founded by young people in Northern Uganda. Our story started in 2017  , when two groups of South Sudanese refugees and local Ugandan host community youth got together for a War Child UK youth-led advocacy programme called VoiceMore. We worked together for two years researching issues related to separated and orphaned children in our community and conducting advocacy to help better protect them.

When the programme finished, we decided to set up our own organisation, run by young people for young people. In 2020 we founded Similar Ground and started organising our own community-based protection, education, and livelihoods programmes. Similar Ground is run by 6 permanent members and 4 volunteers. We are a registered charity under Uganda law and work in close collaboration with local authorities and other NGOs in our area.

Patrick Kumi helped found Similar Ground and supports the organisations international advocacy. In 2016, he moved to Uganda after leaving  his home country during the 2016 South Sudan conflict. Patrick and his family settled in Bidibidi, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world Patrick joined started volunteering and then working with various international NGOs in Bidibdi  Before starting

his Diploma while participating in VoiceMore.In 2019, He was selected by his team members to represent them in Amsterdam, Netherlands for a global mental health conference. Patrick continues to conduct international advocacy on issues faced by children living in conflict countries. This has also included addressing the UN Security Council in 2022.

Louis, Cosmas, Annet and Jackline became the active members who kept on contributing to the mission. The group starting operating as Time for change initiative.

  • 65,700 children and youth reached since inception
  • over 14 projects implemented
  • over 10 volunteers


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Our Mission

Working together, to secure, protect and honor the rights of children and young people, invest in their lives, build a healthy environment they need to thrive, and empower them to create lasting change in their own lives and communities.

Our vision

A happy, healthy and creative child whose rights are protected and honored in a community that is built on respect for dignity and equity for all.



Help people around in need

we contribute in the overall development of our communities through relieving poverty, education, protection and human rights 



Respect the people we serve

We take the people we serve and the people who support our work very important in our programming



Everyone deserves their chance

Everyone have an inherent capacity to achieve – even in the face of adverse conditions – provided they are given with help and guidance.

Your Support Means a Lot

Each donations matter, even the smallest ones. Donate $2( average price of coffee in the USA) and someone’s life will get better!

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Address List

  • Obongi HighWay Bidibidi Refugee settlement, Zone 5, Village 13 Yumbe
  • +256 7096160 25
  • Info@similarground.org

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Registered charity number: ARW/000827

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