News: Uganda

School Is the Reason Why Dalton Looks so Different from His Neighbors Uganda
Aug 9, 2018 -

All that night, and for many days after, I couldn’t get those kids’ faces out of my head. 

It rattled me to see just how different those neighbor kids looked from Dalton, the boy we accompanied home from Children of the Nations’ school. 
Behind the Scenes of a COTN School in Uganda Uganda
Ugandan students with book
Aug 1, 2018 -

Here’s a special, sneak peek into how you are changing education in Uganda. (Also, keep reading to the end to see an adorable video of children having fun while learning.)

Wordless Wednesday: Dance Break! Uganda
Little boy dancing
May 22, 2018 -

COTN children and staff love to dance. Dancing has an important place in the culture of each COTN country. Below you will find photos of traditional dances and contemporary choreography; you'll see young women showing off their ability to balance pots on their heads and crowds dancing with chairs. Any time there's something to celebrate, there's a reason to dance.

She Taught Herself How to Read: Mercy's Story Uganda
Apr 23, 2018 -
 
“When Mercy grows up, she wants to be a Prime Minister.”
 
That’s what Mercy’s caregivers said when she first came to COTN–Uganda. She was just ten years old, but she was hardworking and had big dreams of helping others.
 
But until she came to COTN, Mercy didn’t have the opportunities to achieve these dreams. 
 
Uganda Is All Abuzz with Beekeeping Uganda
Emmanuel
Apr 9, 2018 -
 
When Emmanuel started beekeeping, it was a personal hobby. He had no idea it was the first step on his career path. 
 
From Illiterate Student to School Teacher: Janet's Story Uganda
Young Janet
Mar 8, 2018 -

When twelve-year-old Janet first came to COTN–Uganda’s Children’s Home, she was finally able to attend school regularly. But twelve years old is pretty late to start an educational career. COTN staff described Janet as a “well-behaved, active, and friendly, young girl.” But they also noted: “She is easily distracted and needs someone to encourage her in school studies.”

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in Uganda Uganda
Celebrating with singing
Jan 25, 2018 -
 
Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from Christmas celebrations at COTN–Uganda.
The Healing Power of Compassion Uganda
Jan 16, 2018 -
 
Sick children can carry deep emotional pain with their illnesses: feelings of shame, uselessness, and loneliness. It takes a special kind of person to help heal both emotional and physical pain.
Updates: Car Accident in Uganda Uganda
Dec 28, 2017 -

On December 27 in Lira, Uganda, there was a car accident involving a COTN child named Lydia and the family of Pastor Johnson Enamu from Truth Evangelistic Fountain Church, a COTN partner.

Lydia survived but suffered head injuries and was unconscious for three hours.

Sadly, the rest of the people in the car were killed. Please pray with us for Pastor Johnson's family, Lydia, and everyone who has been affected by this tragedy in Uganda. 

 

***Please see below for the latest updates as they unfold***

Photos from Your Child's Camp in Uganda Uganda
Pool fun
Dec 28, 2017 -

In Uganda, “summer” camp doesn’t happen until December, when the children's school year ends. From December 6 through 9, COTN-Uganda children went to camp to have fun and get closer to God.