News: Uganda

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.

Wordless Wednesday: Adorable Photos of Children with Animals Uganda
Baby cow
Oct 25, 2017 -

Who doesn’t love cute animal photos? We sure do!


And at COTN, animals like goats, cows, pigs, rabbits, and chickens aren’t just photographic opportunities. They’re also an important part of keeping our children strong and healthy and teaching them skills that will allow them to care for themselves and be a blessing to others.

Thank You for the Field Trip of a Lifetime! Uganda
Soroti Flying School
Oct 18, 2017 -

Fifty COTN–Uganda students recently went on a three-day field trip (called a “study tour”). These students were in P7 (the last year of primary school), and this trip taught them about different career paths, natural science, and Ugandan history. The trip also helped prepare them for their big, end-of-year exam.

“I Think This Girl is Going to Change the Future of Uganda”: Monica’s Story Uganda
Young Monica
Oct 15, 2017 -

Kristen Marks, COTN’s Uganda liaison, says, “You know those people who you’re just really impressed by, and the more you get to know them and the more you see them in action, the more impressed you are by them? Monica is one of those people for me, but the thing about Monica is she’s a 16-year-old girl.”

How Well Do You Know Uganda? (Fun Quiz) Uganda
An image of the Ugandan flag
Sep 26, 2017 -
 
1. What is the name of Uganda's capital city? 
a. Nairobi
b. Kigali
c. Dodoma
d. Kampala
 
“I Didn’t Know There Was a Word Called Blessing”: Oliver’s Story Uganda
Oliver smiling
Sep 14, 2017 -

Soon, Oliver (pronounced "Olivia") will become one of the first children to graduate from COTN–Uganda. But this almost didn't happen.

Oliver’s father died in 2002 during a rebel attack. Young Oliver lived with her grandmother, but basic survival was difficult.

Photos from Your Child's Center Day in Uganda Uganda
Children dancing
Aug 31, 2017 -

Thank you for giving to send your sponsored child to camp! COTN–Uganda doesn’t hold its “summer” camps until December, during the school break. We will share photos and stories from those camps as soon as they are available.

 

But what your child does experience during the summer is COTN–Uganda's Center Day. During Center Day, the community is invited to the COTN campus, and the COTN staff and children present various skits, speeches, and demonstrations.