About Lámha Suas

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Lamha Suas Volunteers ready to travel to Uganda in 2015

About Lamha Suas:

Lámha Suas are an Irish charity who are dedicated to supporting the education of girls and young women in Uganda.

Our volunteers travel to Uganda every year,  working and living  with the local community on a number of programmes including teaching and construction. Starting in 2019, we will have 2 Volunteer Placements – a 4 week one for teachers and general skills volunteers and a second, 2 week placement for nutritionists, doctors, midwives, nurses and chefs.


Our Mission

Lámha Suas dedicated to supporting the education of girls and young women in Uganda.

Our mission is to improve the lives of young women in Uganda.

Our aim is to empower young women in Uganda to access educational opportunities….




Our History

Deborah Sheeran at a fundraiser for Lamha Suas

Lámha Suas was set up in 2010 by Deborah Sheeran, a primary school teacher from Dublin. Deborah had been going out to Uganda for some  years and  knew that education was the key to helping improve people lives, especially the lives of girls and young women.

She knew she wanted to work in Mubende, as the district had a poor record in relation to education. She contacted the Irish Embassy in Kampala, told them what she wanted to do and asked them for any contacts they may have in the area. They put her in contact with Kakeetos Stephen, who was the District Education Officer of Mubende at that time. He recommended Madudu as the place to base Lámha Suas’ programmes and the rest, as they say, is history….




Our Partners

We have teamed up with RHCF Uganda in the delivery of our programmes.

Working in the Rural villages surrounding Mubende, Mitiyana, Uganda, Rural Health Care Foundation Uganda (RHCF Uganda) is devoted to raising the standard of living of local people through the promotion of health and well-being. RHCF Uganda’s projects range from giving support and care for people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS, orphans, and vulnerable children, providing access to clean, safe water, as well as education on sustainable hygiene and sanitation practices, and treating opportunistic infections…



Policy Documents

Please have a look at the policies that we comply with and all of our volunteers comply with in Lámha Suas.

Lámha Suas is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south….