The Uganda Kolping Society (UKS) is a Catholic Social Action Organisation which is part of the International Kolping Society (IKS), based in Cologne Germany and founded by Fr. Adolph Kolping. It is a worldwide network of Kolping families organised variably at Local, Regional and International levels. UKS was ratified by the International Convention held at Innsbruck as a National Organization in 1982.
UKS exists in 17 Catholic Dioceses with over 13,277 members in 460 Kolping Families. UKS has been carrying out community development work in Uganda since it's inception. Its Head Office is located in Hoima, Uganda.
The first Kolping Family was established on the 4th December 1977 at Munteme in Hoima Catholic Diocese.
The mandate of UKS lies in giving opportunity for a better life through improving livelihoods through hard work and self reliance. UKS operates at National, Zonal, Diocesan and Local levels. UKS focuses on promoting savings and credit among its members, improving agriculture and environmental protection.
To be the leading Development organization in Uganda with steadily growing membership, promoting, integrated self help activities with an aim of making the world a better place to live in.
Uganda Kolping Society is a family – like Community Non-Governmental Organisation working with Communities in Society, Church and State providing technical support towards self-help and spiritual renewal for the integral development with values embedded in Catholic Social Doctrines, Marriage and Family and the teachings of Adolph Kolping.