Uganda

She Taught Herself How to Read: Mercy's Story

 
“When Mercy grows up, she wants to be a Prime Minister.”
 
That’s what Mercy’s caregivers said when she first came to COTN–Uganda. She was just ten years old, but she was hardworking and had big dreams of helping others.
 
But until she came to COTN, Mercy didn’t have the opportunities to achieve these dreams. 
 

Uganda Is All Abuzz with Beekeeping

 
When Emmanuel started beekeeping, it was a personal hobby. He had no idea it was the first step on his career path. 
 

Wordless Wednesday: Children at Play

"Birds fly, fish swim, and children play." — Dr. Garry Landreth

 Play is an essential part a child's development. Even when children have very little to play with, they find creative ways to make fun out of their surroundings. See if you recognize some of the games COTN children are playing in the photos below.

Water Changes Everything

When you have easy access to clean water, it can be hard to remember how important it is, how much we need water for.

In honor of World Water Day (March 22), here are just a few of the reasons children around the world need access to clean water.

From Illiterate Student to School Teacher: Janet's Story

When twelve-year-old Janet first came to COTN–Uganda’s Children’s Home, she was finally able to attend school regularly. But twelve years old is pretty late to start an educational career. COTN staff described Janet as a “well-behaved, active, and friendly, young girl.” But they also noted: “She is easily distracted and needs someone to encourage her in school studies.”

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Valentine's Day

It’s a day to celebrate love—whether it’s romantic love, familial love, or friendship. And we want to celebrate all the ways you share God’s love with children in need.

As a small thank-you, here are some adorable photos straight from our heart to yours! Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Year in Review: Our Top 9 Instagram Posts of 2017

 
Join us as we look back on 2017 and celebrate the wonderful things you’ve done in children's lives!
 
2017 was an eventful year. Two major hurricanes swept through the Caribbean, three of our graduates from Malawi traveled across Africa to teach in Sierra Leone, children in Uganda showed their passion for education, and so much more. Here are nine Instagram photos from 2017 that you responded to the most: 
 

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Uganda

 
Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from Christmas celebrations at COTN–Uganda.

The Healing Power of Compassion

 
Sick children can carry deep emotional pain with their illnesses: feelings of shame, uselessness, and loneliness. It takes a special kind of person to help heal both emotional and physical pain.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Uganda

In Uganda, “summer” camp doesn’t happen until December, when the children's school year ends. From December 6 through 9, COTN-Uganda children went to camp to have fun and get closer to God.

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