10 Things You Might Not Know About Uganda

Uganda is famous for its beauty and its violent past. But there is so much more to this country! Here are ten facts you probably didn’t know about Uganda’s history and culture. We hope you enjoy getting to know your sponsored child’s country a little better!

Fighting for Girls' Education in Uganda

It doesn't matter if you are only seven years old. In many families in Uganda, if you are the oldest girl, you are in charge of caring for the younger children. Even when you're supposed to be in school. 

God Showed Up: Isaac's Story

Way out in the fields of northern Uganda, a young cowherd was getting ready to sneak off to school. Whenever he found a large enough pasture for his cows, Isaac would weigh his chances—dash to school and get a few hours of precious learning in, or stay with the cows and make sure they don't run off? 

New Ministry Center Opens in Uganda

Thanks to you, the children and staff in Uganda have some snazzy new digs. 

This past fall, you helped build a new ministry center at the COTN-Uganda campus. This new building will allow our Ugandan staff to work more closely with the children and interact with them on a daily basis. The old office was several miles away, in Lira, and required the staff to spend too much time and money commuting between there and the Children's Village. This new office is more cost-effective, and will help our ministry in Uganda flourish. 

A Refugee No More: Oscar of Uganda


Taking the Next Step of Faith: Solomon's Story

Solomon is strong, smart, and tall. But he's anything but outgoing. Which is why any time an opportunity came up to share in front of a crowd, Solomon shrank to the back. 

A Vacation Visit to the Village

The new school year just started in Uganda. In January, the children all had a break. Our in-country staff used this break as a time to visit some of the Village Partnership Program children, spend time with their parents or guardians, and see what their daily life looks like. They were very impressed by what they found!

Thank You for Giving Joy in Uganda!

The Christmas photos from Uganda are in! And thanks to all of you, the children had a great time celebrating Jesus' birth. Please enjoy these photos and this special message from our Village Partnership Program Coordinator in Uganda, Christopher Odongo:

God is good! The children in Uganda had a colorful Christmas celebration this year, with a wonderful meal, drinks, and great gifts, including school bags and books. 

A Resolution to Live Simply, Give Generously

Dave and Jean Kaiser bought their home with the intention of remodeling it. But when they walked back through the doorway after a two-week trip to Uganda, everything changed. 

God Can Pick Us Up: Sharon’s Story

Like so many times before, Sharon fought her way through a crowd of people trying to get water for their families. During Uganda’s civil war, water was scarce in the internally displaced persons camp, and six-year-old Sharon wasn’t strong enough to push through the crowd. 

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