Uganda

Ritah Finds Hope and a Home through Sponsorship

Ritah’s life was a challenge before she even opened her eyes. Her father died of malaria before she was born, leaving Ritah with only her mother for support and protection in her Ugandan village. Five years later, Ritah’s mother also passed away, and Ritah went to live with her aunt.

Christmas Photos from Uganda

The children in Uganda had a great Christmas, thanks to you! At our Uganda Children’s Homes, we had a special party with a Christmas meal, cake, and other sweet treats. The children also took time to pray and thank God for all He has blessed them with throughout the past year.

 
The children in our Anai-Okii Village Partnership Program celebrated Christmas with gifts of clothing and laundry soap, thanks to their sponsors. "For an African child, new clothes for a day like Christmas means a lot," says Hadrine Akullo, one of our Uganda staffers. "And they were really excited, as you can tell from the pictures." 
 

Camp Photos from Uganda

The school year in Uganda runs from February to December, so the children in this equatorial country didn't have their "summer" camp until just recently. 

For the children in our care, camp was like an early Christmas present. Thank you to all of you who sponsor children in Uganda, for making this fun celebration possible! Enjoy the photos! 

Children in Uganda Enjoy Writing Their Own Books

Second-grade student Pasca eagerly walks to her teacher’s house. She can’t wait to start writing a new book this week. Teacher Lindsey, as she’s affectionately called by the children in the Uganda Children’s Homes, will be there waiting with freshly stapled colored paper, just like she is every Tuesday afternoon. 

God Is Gracious to Everyone: Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth was just a small child when a neighbor poisoned her father after a land dispute. After his death, Elizabeth’s mother decided she had no other option than to return to her family in another village. Elizabeth was left in the care of her father’s mother and clan elders in Kakoge, a small village in Uganda. There is little access to electricity or clean water in this area.

God Opens Doors: Emmanuel’s Story

“I was more of a herdsman than a child,” Emmanuel says of his life before Children of the Nations (COTN). Orphaned at age six when his father succumbed to a month-long illness, Emmanuel was sent to live with his uncle and aunt in their village in Uganda

Photos from Camp in Uganda

Students in Uganda finish their school year in December, so "summer" camp  isn't until then.  

Meanwhile, our students had another camp while they were still in school this summer. A Venture Team came to lead a science camp. The kids had tons of fun, and learned a lot!

The Boy Who Never Smiled: Jonnathan's Story

It was Christmas when 5-year-old Jonnathan and his two brothers disappeared. Their mother had taken them to her family home in another village for the holiday. But when the time came for the children to return to COTN's school, they were nowhere to be found. 

Recipe from Uganda: Banana Pancakes

Making kabalagalabanana pancakes—is a fun way to explore the culture of Uganda. These little pancakes (called kabs for short) taste kind of like fried plantains and are very yummy. They’ll make a great side dish for your dinner—and they're gluten free!

Wordless Wednesday: Lunchtime in Uganda

Making lunch at our school in Uganda isn’t a job for the faint of heart. These guys are cooking to feed about 300 children. 

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