Uganda

The Boy Who Never Smiled: Jonnathan's Story

It was Christmas when 5-year-old Jonnathan and his two brothers disappeared. Their mother had taken them to her family home in another village for the holiday. But when the time came for the children to return to COTN's school, they were nowhere to be found. 

Recipe from Uganda: Banana Pancakes

Making kabalagalabanana pancakes—is a fun way to explore the culture of Uganda. These little pancakes (called kabs for short) taste kind of like fried plantains and are very yummy. They’ll make a great side dish for your dinner—and they're gluten free!

Wordless Wednesday: Lunchtime in Uganda

Making lunch at our school in Uganda isn’t a job for the faint of heart. These guys are cooking to feed about 300 children. 

10 Things You Might Not Know About Uganda

Uganda is famous for its beauty and its violent past. But there is so much more to this country! Here are ten facts you probably didn’t know about Uganda’s history and culture. We hope you enjoy getting to know your sponsored child’s country a little better!

Fighting for Girls' Education in Uganda

It doesn't matter if you are only seven years old. In many families in Uganda, if you are the oldest girl, you are in charge of caring for the younger children. Even when you're supposed to be in school. 

Honoring the Father Figures in Our Children's Lives

For Father's Day, we asked some of the children to tell us about a father figure in their lives. Because so many of them have lost their parents, having adults in their lives who support them and who they can look up to is so important. Your support doesn't just provide children with resources like education, food, and clothing. You are also helping provide for the staff members who care for the children daily, often filling the roles of parents for them. 

Wordless Wednesday: Good Friends

“Two are better than one … if either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) 

God Showed Up: Isaac's Story

Way out in the fields of northern Uganda, a young cowherd was getting ready to sneak off to school. Whenever he found a large enough pasture for his cows, Isaac would weigh his chances—dash to school and get a few hours of precious learning in, or stay with the cows and make sure they don't run off? 

The Four-Year-Old Who Slept on the Street

Beatrice's favorite Bible story is that of Moses. This quiet six-year-old doesn't hesitate when asked why. "It teaches us that God protects us in difficult times until we reach our destiny," she says. 

I Know Who I Am

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praise of He who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.” – 1 Peter 2:9

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