Uganda Children's Village - Construction Update

Not quite a month into construction, our Uganda Children's Village is literally rising up out of the red dirt of Lira, Uganda!

The boundaries are set, trenches dug, foundations poured, and now construction workers are mid-way through the 2 - 3 week process of tediously molding Hydraform blocks (interlocking dry stacked soil/cement blocks) using a hydraulic block making machine. It is estimated that 15,000 blocks will be needed to complete the first three Children's Homes.

Uganda Children's Village Update!

James Okori, COTN–UG Operations and Communications Manager, assisted by Hudson Ongura, COTN–UG Sponsorship Coordinator, is leading the construction committee that will oversee our Uganda Children’s Village. “We have finally identified a construction engineer after selective bidding,” says James Okori, “and now the only thing left to do is sign the contract, which will hopefully be done this week!”

A Child's Story - Olivea Auma of Uganda

Olivea Auma is fifteen years old and comes from the village of Kot-Omor. Her father died in 2002 during a rebel attack, and her mother passed away in 2004, leaving her alone to do the best she could to raise her younger brother.

A Child’s Story - Denis Omara of Uganda

"Before I came to COTN", says 12-year-old Denis Omara, one of the children currently living in our temporary Children’s Home in Lira, "my life in the village was full of fear of the rebels, as we would be running all the time, sleeping in the bush. At times rain would fall on us. I was always dirty and couldn't bother to keep myself clean," he remembers. "Our family couldn't get enough food to feed us. Because of this, we resorted to fishing, which barely was able to sustain our family."

A Child's Story – Hellen Apio of Uganda

Nine-year-old Hellen Apio comes from the village of Barlonyo in Uganda. Her parents were both killed in a rebel attack in 2004 when the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels burned down their hut. Hellen herself barely escaped the fire, with scars to remind her of what had happened. With both of her parents gone, she was left to an aunt who eventually could not properly care of her.

JESUS Film Update

Last month, the JESUS Film Ministry in Uganda conducted three showings of the film in connection with gospel crusades. After seeing the film, 107 children and 63 adults confessed Jesus Christ as Savior!

Uganda Children's Village Phase Two Underway!

With the financing for the construction of Phase One completed, we are now ready to move forward and begin raising funds for Phase Two! The plans for Phase One included purchasing and clearing the land, designing architectural plans, building the first seven children’s homes and constructing the first block of classrooms.

Uganda Children's Village Phase One Fundraising is Complete!

Children of the Nations recently received full funding for Phase One of our Uganda Children's Village Project! This is an important step as we move forward with raising children who will transform the nation of Uganda.

A New Beginning in Uganda

The New Year couldn’t have begun on a better note as a COTN-led Vision Team to Uganda and Malawi earlier this month celebrated the long-awaited groundbreaking of our new Children’s Village in Lira, Uganda.

In-country Support Staff Salary for a Month


For much of the developing world, the average wage for employment is unimaginable by American standards—about one dollar per day! But this meager salary is an incredible blessing to our in-country support staff (cooks, drivers, guards, etc.) who lovingly serve children and make it possible for us to do ministry. Your gift will provide for a month’s salary for one of our in-country support staff.

Gift catalog purchases come with a free COTN card, which you can print and send to your friends and family.

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