News: Uganda

Thank You for an Amazing Field Trip in Uganda Uganda
Group photo of students
Nov 16, 2018 -

Fifty Children of the Nations–Uganda students recently went on a three-day field trip (which they call a “study tour”) around their country. These students were in seventh grade (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, national end-of-year exam.

Photos (and Videos) from Your Child’s Center Day in Uganda Uganda
Child presenting
Aug 29, 2018 -

Thank you for sending 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 are COTN–Uganda's Center Days.

My Favorite Photo after 5 Years in Africa Uganda
Aug 21, 2018 -

 

This will probably go down as my all-time favorite picture of Uganda so far. Let me tell you why.
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.