Sponsor Stephen Adoko

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Uganda
Age: 
6
Current Grade: 
Nursery
Birthday: 
Jul 03, 2012
Reference Number: 
UG-VP1-0315
Typical Foods: 
Beans, Peas, Vegetables
Favorite Sport or Activity: 
Playing with Toys
Occupational or Educational Goal: 
Policeman
Personality Traits: 
Active
Personality Traits: 
Friendly
Personality Traits: 
Plays Well with Others

Biography

Stephen comes to our COTN family from the village of Anai-Ober where he lives with his grandmother and two sisters. Their house is made of mud walls with a thatched roof and they live in very poor conditions. Stephen helps his family by tending to the animals. Stephen is an active and friendly child who has ambitions of becoming a policeman one day. Through your sponsorship, Stephen has increased opportunities and hope for his future.

Program Profile

Village Name: 
Anai-Okii

Children of the Nations' Village Partnership Program in Anai-Okii began in 2010, after partners helped build a school and ministry base nearby. Children in Anai-Okii now have access to daily nutrition, education through COTN's school, and health care via in-country nurses and visiting medical teams. The people of Anai-Okii also have access to clean water at wells our partners have constructed, and a wealth of resources including clothes, soap, blankets, and more.
Initial Assessed Needs:

  1. Lack of access to education
  2. No water/electricity
  3. No access to medical care
  4. High illiteracy rate
  5. High orphan rate
  6. High malnutrition, especially among children

Date program launched: 2010
Programs/Services Currently Provided:

  1. Resource distribution
  2. Education at COTN's school
  3. Medical care
  4. Daily nutrition
  5. Bible studies and summer camps
  6. Trauma counseling provided for children who need it
Program Description: 
The Anai-Okii Village Partnership Program includes several villages near the Children of the Nations ministry center in Uganda. Many of the children and families in this area were uprooted and traumatized during a two-decade civil war that ravaged Uganda. This community is mostly impoverished families practicing subsistence farming for survival. Those who are able to rent land to farm do so. The rest work on neighboring farms, earning as little as one dollar a day. The majority of people here are from pagan, Catholic, or Anglican backgrounds. Christianity coexists with traditional African practices, and Muslims make up a minority. Children of the Nations officially launched a Village Partnership with Anai-Okii and the surrounding communities in 2010, shortly after partners helped construct our ministry site nearby. This site includes the Uganda Children’s Homes, a school, an office, and farmland. Thanks to sponsors like you, children in Anai-Okii and the surrounding villages now have access to the COTN school, medical care, nutrition, and other much-needed resources. Through the care of sponsors like you, we seek to provide the children of Anai-Okii with the resources and care they need to become well-rounded individuals. By equipping these children and their caregivers with tools for success, they will grow up to create positive change in their communities and ultimately their nation.
Statistics: 

Population: 35,918,915 (2014 est.)

Life Expectancy: 54 years

Under Age 5 Mortality Rate: 69 deaths per 1,000 live births

People Living with HIV/AIDS: 1.4 million

Orphaned Children: 2.7 million

Secondary School Attendance: Boys—16% Girls—19%

Population Living on Less Than $1.25 Per Day: 38%

Sources: UNICEF, The World Factbook (2014)