Uganda

My Favorite Photo after 5 Years in Africa

 

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

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

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.)

(UG) Land Expansion

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COTN–Uganda provides quality care to more than 700 children. But our program is growing beyond what our facilities can accommodate.
 
COTN–Uganda plans to purchase nine plots of land surrounding our campus to better care for our children. With this new land, we will be able to build more classrooms, staff housing, dormitories, and expand projects like our farm and piggery.
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Wordless Wednesday: Dance Break!

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.

(UG) Baseline WASH Program

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Uganda
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Worldwide, more than one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water or adequate sanitation, and every year, one million people die from water-related diseases. COTN strives to provide safe access to clean drinking water for thousands of children and their families. Our objectives are safer access and shorter distances for retrieving water (especially for women and girls), cleaner water to reduce the occurrence of diarrhea and other illnesses in children, better sanitation disposal, and controlled access and storage of water for agriculture. 
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She Taught Herself How to Read: Mercy's Story

 
“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

 
When Emmanuel started beekeeping, it was a personal hobby. He had no idea it was the first step on his career path. 
 

(UG) Water Extension Project

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Uganda
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We are blessed to continue construction on the secondary school campus of COTN-Uganda. The latrines project was just finished as well as a solar pump for one of the wells on campus. Because both of these projects have just finished, we would like to connect the newly constructed latrines and the existing staff latrines to the solar pump so they will have running water.
 
At the moment, we are pumping water by hand and filling drums to keep water going in these two bathrooms.
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From Illiterate Student to School Teacher: Janet's Story

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.”

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