News: Uganda

Teddy Stays in School, Thanks to You Uganda
Before she joined COTN's child sponsorship program, Teddy worked constantly
Sep 26, 2013 -

Teddy couldn’t focus on her school teacher’s lesson because she was trying to find a way to sneak out. She loved being in school, but her mother had left dinner cooking over the fire, and Teddy was worried. It was the only food Teddy and her family would get to eat that day, and if she didn’t get home soon, it would be burned.

Photos from a Wonderful Summer in Uganda Uganda
Having fun at Center Day
Sep 20, 2013 -

Thanks to the generous gifts of sponsors, Venture Teams, and people like you, the children have had an incredible summer in Uganda! As they go back to school this week, they have wonderful memories of Center Days, Art Camp, and the sleep-away camp the children from the Children's Village attended last weekend. 

Here are some of the highlights:

Taking My Talents to Africa Uganda
The children were so excited to learn how mixing two colors makes a new color.
Sep 12, 2013 -

We all have those magical moments, those keepsake memories that shape who we are. For me, one of those moments happened in preschool when my teacher poured a cup of blue water into a cup of yellow water—and suddenly there was green! Today art is what I do for a living, as a graphic designer with Children of the Nations (COTN). And this summer, that job led me to a place I never expected to go—Africa. 

Building a Healthy Future for Ugandan Children Uganda
It’s rare for a child to be seen by a doctor in Uganda because it is so expensiv
Aug 16, 2013 -

The Ugandan children wait anxiously for their medical exam. They aren’t used to going to the doctor so they don’t know what to expect. But when Shannon Carnahan shows them how to place the stethoscope in their ears and then presses the scope to her heart, they quickly forget to be scared.  

"God Opened a Door For Me": Susan's Story Uganda
Today, Susan is healthy, in school, and dreams of becoming a nurse
Aug 9, 2013 -

Susan's days were long and difficult before she became part of Children of the Nations' child sponsorship program in Uganda. She was only six, and yet she says, "I had a lot of responsibilities, like an adult." 

Five Minutes with Pastor James Uganda
Pastor James with a sponsored child in Uganda
Aug 1, 2013 -

A few weeks ago, our Uganda country director, Pastor James Okalo Ekwang, came to the United States for a visit. I got to sit down with Pastor James and his wife, Agnes, and ask them a few questions about how your support through sponsorship is changing lives in Uganda. Living there, they see the whole picture—see the children and families change, the culture shift, and whole communities have their hope and faith restored. 

Two New Children's Homes in Uganda! Uganda
So many children are living in child-headed households and need a home
Jul 26, 2013 -

Two years ago, our Children's Homes in Uganda were bursting at the seams. With sixty-one children living in our original circle of seven homes, we were above capacity. And with our young boys and girls becoming teenagers, our in-country staff recommended a separate circle of homes. (Not to mention there are hundreds of orphaned children in the surrounding area who are living in child-headed households and are desperate for a home and a family to care for them.)

The Schoolgirl Under the Tree: Vicky's Story Uganda
Vicky used to sit under a tree in her uniform, praying she could go to school
Jul 22, 2013 -

It’s the middle of the day in the village of Anai-Okii, Uganda, and you notice something peculiar. School is in session, so all the kids are in class except for the ones who can’t afford tuition. Dressed in rags, they sit by the side of the road and stare at you with empty eyes. But that’s not the strange part. 

Lifted Out of Danger: Janet's Story Uganda
Today, Janet dreams of becoming a lawyer to defend the rights of the poor
Jul 11, 2013 -

You can learn a lot about a child from her favorite Bible story. Janet's is the story of Moses being rescued from the water. 

School's Out! What Vacation Looks Like in Africa Uganda
Playing with bunnies
Jun 24, 2013 -

With school just getting out all over the United States, you might be wondering how the children you support in Africa and the Caribbean are spending their summer vacation. Here are some photos from a recent school vacation in Uganda, so you can get an idea of how the children at the Children of the Nations' Children's Village spend their time when they are not in school: