News: Uganda

Have You Washed Your Hands Today? Uganda
Have you washed your hands today?
Jun 20, 2013 -

A few days ago, I took care of some very sick little kids for a friend. I can't count the number of times I washed my hands. But each time I did, a wave of relief came over me. "I'm not going to get this nasty bug," I breathed, relieved. 

"God Brought Me Here": Eli's Story Uganda
Eli gives a smile to his sponsors
Jun 10, 2013 -

When you only have one meal a day, you don't want to miss it.  And when you have eleven other children in your family, no one saves leftovers for you. 

A Hunger for Knowledge: Patrick's Story Uganda
Patrick amazed everyone with the helicopter he built from scratch.
May 30, 2013 -

He was one of those kids. You know, the ones who are always hanging around, with big, hungry eyes. The ones who materialize whenever there is any work—desperate to do something, regardless if there is any monetary compensation. And then as fast as he showed up, he would disappear—no one knew where he lived. 

Three Photos with Surprising Potential Uganda
An ordinary jerry can
May 16, 2013 -

What do you see in this photo?

Saved From Child Labor: Barbra's Story Uganda
Barbra now lives in the Uganda Children's Village
May 2, 2013 -

Fourteen-year-old Barbra smiles as she explains her favorite Bible story.  "I love the story of the prodigal son," she says, "because it teaches that our lives can be better again, even if it appeared wasted and useless at one point." 

You are Showing Catherine What Love Means Uganda
Catherine says generous people like you taught her what love is.
Apr 25, 2013 -

Eleven-year-old Catherine closes her eyes as she recalls the worst part of life after her parents died.  

Can I Pray for You Before You Go Back to America? Uganda
Brandon plays with children on a recent trip to Uganda
Apr 19, 2013 -

On my first trip to Uganda, I got to meet the girl our family sponsors through Children of the Nations (COTN). Her name is Sharon. 

Celebrating the Mosquito Nets You Gave! Uganda
Mercy holds up a mosquito net.
Apr 12, 2013 -

Center Day is a day to invite parents, siblings, and the whole surrounding community to celebrate and learn about the transformation people like you are bringing through Children of the Nations (COTN). In Uganda, where Venture participants organized the first-ever COTN Center Day almost two years ago, these celebrations are a regular occurrence. 

Visiting Our Newest Secondary Students Uganda
Mama Sylvia and Mama Sarah make treats for sponsored children
Apr 4, 2013 -

Secondary school is beyond most girls' wildest dreams in Uganda. In fact, only twenty-one percent of all girls, and twenty-two percent of all boys in Uganda attend secondary school. Finishing primary school is hard enough for most children, let alone getting into secondary school and finding the money for tuition.

The iPad Versus the Mud Hut Uganda
Fraser and Solomon make funny faces
Mar 25, 2013 -

The following is an excerpt from a blog Fraser kept while leading a "Visit Your Sponsored Child" Venture Team to Uganda last summer. Click here to read his earlier post from Malawi.