What We Do

University/Vocational Program

Overview

Sponsors like you are helping students from some of the poorest parts of Africa and the Caribbean get a high quality education. Through your caring support, young men and women who once had no chance of earning an income and supporting their families are seeing a world of opportunities open up before them.

Uganda Farm

Lira, Uganda

Located on COTN's property in the Lira district of Uganda, next to the village of Anai-Okii, is our Uganda Farm. On this 20-acre farm, our Uganda staff grows bananas, pineapples, avocados, papayas, cassava, maize, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, various greens, and other vegetables. 

The children at our Children's Homes (also located on the property) help with planting, weeding, and harvesting when their school schedule allows. They also enjoy helping to raise some animals, especially the rabbits. 

Sustainable Development

WARM Practices Overview

Children of the Nations® (COTN®) provides children with holistic care built on a foundation of sustainable practices. Our WARM (Water, Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Microenterprise) practices focus on an integrated approach to sustainability. In each instance, we are looking to transform resources into long-term solutions and not just transact short-term results.

 

 

 

Chichere Farm

Mchinji, Malawi

Every year Children of the Nations feeds thousands of children besides those in our programs, and every year there are more people than there is food.

Chitipi Farm

Lilongwe, Malawi

Located about a ten-minute drive from our Njewa Ministry Center in Lilongwe, Chitipi Farm is a working farm and home to one of our Malawi Children’s Homes. This 11-acre property includes a crop farm, fish ponds, and livestock. In addition to being a wonderful home, Chitipi Farm is an excellent place for children to learn agricultural skills and practices that could help them in future careers.

Micro-Enterprise

A Component of our Village Partnership Program

A microenterprise is a type of small business that is often unregistered. Microenterprises are particularly common in the developing world, where individuals lack collateral, steady employment, and a verifiable credit history and therefore cannot meet even the most minimal qualifications to gain access to traditional credit. They require a very small amount of capital investment, or in some cases merely startup supplies or inventory, and are designed to spur entrepreneurship amongst the very poor and ultimately break the poverty cycle.

Holistic Care

Caring for the whole child

In order to raise healthy, well-rounded children, we believe the whole child must be cared for.

Children of the Nations® (COTN®) emphasizes holistic care, addressing physical, spiritual, social, and mental growth in all our children. We seek to create an environment that meets the child’s basic needs, encourages their individual desires and passions, and promotes excellence in achievement.

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