News: Uganda

Peter from Uganda Writes about the Arrival of a Shipping Container Uganda
Mar 16, 2015 -

On March 6, a shipping container full of food, shoes, Bibles, and other essential supplies arrived at our Uganda ministry site. Shipping to Uganda, a land-locked country, is difficult, but with the help of some key partnerships, we made it. The children were thrilled to help unload the supplies!

Ritah Finds Hope and a Home through Sponsorship Uganda
Jan 15, 2015 -

Ritah’s life was a challenge before she even opened her eyes. Her father died of malaria before she was born, leaving Ritah with only her mother for support and protection in her Ugandan village. Five years later, Ritah’s mother also passed away, and Ritah went to live with her aunt.

Christmas Photos from Uganda Uganda
Jan 7, 2015 -

The children in Uganda had a great Christmas, thanks to you! At our Uganda Children’s Homes, we had a special party with a Christmas meal, cake, and other sweet treats. The children also took time to pray and thank God for all He has blessed them with throughout the past year.

The children in our Anai-Okii Village Partnership Program celebrated Christmas with gifts of clothing and laundry soap, thanks to their sponsors. "For an African child, new clothes for a day like Christmas means a lot," says Hadrine Akullo, one of our Uganda staffers. "And they were really excited, as you can tell from the pictures." 
Camp Photos from Uganda Uganda
Dec 23, 2014 -

The school year in Uganda runs from February to December, so the children in this equatorial country didn't have their "summer" camp until just recently. 

For the children in our care, camp was like an early Christmas present. Thank you to all of you who sponsor children in Uganda, for making this fun celebration possible! Enjoy the photos! 

Children in Uganda Enjoy Writing Their Own Books Uganda
Dec 17, 2014 -

Second-grade student Pasca eagerly walks to her teacher’s house. She can’t wait to start writing a new book this week. Teacher Lindsey, as she’s affectionately called by the children in the Uganda Children’s Homes, will be there waiting with freshly stapled colored paper, just like she is every Tuesday afternoon. 

God Can Lift the Rejected Child: Morris' Story Uganda
Dec 2, 2014 -

It wasn’t long after Morris’ father passed away that his mother reached the end of her rope. Seven-year-old Morris woke up one morning to find his mother’s dead body on the floor of their home. Grief-stricken and paralyzed by the fear of not being able to provide for her children, she had taken her own life.

Just in Time for Thanksgiving: Ugandan Potatoes Uganda
Ugandan curry potatoes
Nov 26, 2014 -

This is a special recipe. Although it’s not a traditional Ugandan dish, this recipe was created for COTN by a culinary class at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida, and designed around local, affordable ingredients that can be found in Uganda. 

God Is Gracious to Everyone: Elizabeth's Story Uganda
Thanks to her sponsors, Elizabeth now eats three meals a day—and she can concent
Nov 17, 2014 -

Elizabeth was just a small child when a neighbor poisoned her father after a land dispute. After his death, Elizabeth’s mother decided she had no other option than to return to her family in another village. Elizabeth was left in the care of her father’s mother and clan elders in Kakoge, a small village in Uganda. There is little access to electricity or clean water in this area.

God Opens Doors: Emmanuel's Story Uganda
At COTN's Children's Home, Emmanuel has friends to play with and a house mother
Oct 29, 2014 -

“I was more of a herdsman than a child,” Emmanuel says of his life before Children of the Nations (COTN). Orphaned at age six when his father succumbed to a month-long illness, Emmanuel was sent to live with his uncle and aunt in their village in Uganda

Photos from Camp in Uganda Uganda
Sep 24, 2014 -

Students in Uganda finish their school year in December, so "summer" camp  isn't until then.  

Meanwhile, our students had another camp while they were still in school this summer. A Venture Team came to lead a science camp. The kids had tons of fun, and learned a lot!