Uganda

Wordless Wednesday: The Power of Education

In every country where COTN serves, getting an education is an essential step in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Enjoy these photos of children in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti who have the power to tackle their futures thanks to partners like you!

Thank-You Notes from Across the World

We have a lot to be thankful for this year, and you have been a key part of that!

Here are a few notes of gratitude from COTN and the children you have helped:

7 Ways You Can Celebrate Book Lovers Day and Help Children Too

Happy Book Lovers Day! National Book Lovers Day is celebrated on both August 9th and the first Saturday of November. But at COTN, we love books all year around and want to raise up a new generation of book lovers in our children. Here are some ways you can celebrate your love of books and help us foster a passion for reading in others:

Wordless Wednesday: Adorable Photos of Children with Animals

Who doesn’t love cute animal photos? We sure do!


And at COTN, animals like goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, and chickens aren’t just photographic opportunities. They’re also an important part of keeping our children strong and healthy and teaching them skills that will allow them to care for themselves and be a blessing to others.

Thank You for the Field Trip of a Lifetime!

Fifty COTN–Uganda students recently went on a three-day field trip (called a “study tour”). These students were in P7 (the last year of primary school), and this trip taught them about different career paths, natural science, and Ugandan history. The trip also helped prepare them for their big, end-of-year exam.

“I Think This Girl is Going to Change the Future of Uganda”: Monica’s Story

Kristen Marks, COTN’s Uganda liaison, says, “You know those people who you’re just really impressed by, and the more you get to know them and the more you see them in action, the more impressed you are by them? Monica is one of those people for me, but the thing about Monica is she’s a 16-year-old girl.”

“I Didn’t Know There Was a Word Called Blessing”: Oliver’s Story

Soon, Oliver (pronounced "Olivia") will become one of the first children to graduate from COTN–Uganda. But this almost didn't happen.

Oliver’s father died in 2002 during a rebel attack. Young Oliver lived with her grandmother, but basic survival was difficult.

Photos from Your Child's Center Day in Uganda

Thank you for giving to send your sponsored child to camp! COTN–Uganda doesn’t hold its “summer” camps until December, during the school break. We will share photos and stories from those camps as soon as they are available.

 

But what your child does experience during the summer is COTN–Uganda's Center Day. During Center Day, the community is invited to the COTN campus, and the COTN staff and children present various skits, speeches, and demonstrations.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Uganda

Thanks to the generous donations of partners like you, children in COTN–Uganda were able to hold Christmas parties. They celebrated the birth of Jesus through dancing, nutritious meals, and gift giving.

Children were excited by the new clothes they received, but one of the very best presents was letters from the children’s sponsors.

 

Fun and Learning in Uganda: Photo Update

If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen a blog post about Uganda’s summer camp yet, it’s because Children of the Nations in Uganda holds their camp in December, during their break from school.

However, every summer COTN-Uganda celebrates Center Days, an event at our ministry site where children perform songs, dances, and skits for their families and the local community.

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