About Engeye

Engeye, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission revolves around ensuring health and education in rural Uganda.  We believe that all people deserve access to quality medical care and a solid education, irrespective of the soil on which one was born.  We operate primarily in Ddegeya Village, Uganda but our health clinic also engages in weekly outreaches to more rural and needy communities and our education branch supports a variety of schools and children in the surrounding region.  In Uganda we are registered as an NGO and a registered health clinic in the Lwengo District, west of Masaka.

In working toward improved health, our primary goals revolve around outpatient care with inpatient status offered on an as needed basis, and health education. We provide a variety of medical services in partnership with other local establishments, including birth control, HIV testing and counseling, vaccinations, malaria testing and treatment and a variety of laboratory tests and treatments tailored to the community’s needs.

In an effort to promote general education and economic opportunity, we sponsor and provide scholarships to over fifty individual students, provide support for local schools and offer training and business opportunities for the local community.

The health and educations sectors of Engeye are working toward an ultimate goal of self-sustainability and empowerment of the local community.

Engeye FAQs


•  What does Engeye mean?
“Engeye” is the Luganda word for “white monkey” which is one of the many animal clans representing families in the region.  It is also the clan of Engeye’s co-founder, John Kalule.  Luganda is the native language of the Buganda tribe in Uganda and the most widely spoken language in the region surrounding our clinic.

•  Why help abroad?  Why Ddegeya?
We believe that the right to basic health care and education knows no borders.  The village of Ddegeya in Uganda was a region where there was acute need and it was the village where John was raised.

•  How old is Engeye?
Engeye Health Clinic first opened its doors in 2006 and has been functioning as a full-time clinic ever since.  Engeye Scholars, the education branch of Engeye, began in 2008, and has expanded to provide not only scholarships, but also general school support, clean water initiatives, and income opportunities for the community.