As much as we’d love to take you to Uganda and show you first-hand what God is doing through your faithful prayer and support, we know this isn’t possible at the moment. So we’re bringing the ministry in Uganda to you!
As you watch the Virtual Vision Trip you’ll learn some of the challenges Uganda faces, see the different ways our team works to reach vulnerable children, hear testimonies from those we’re serving, and find out how to get involved. Let’s get started!
We serve the children and families of the village of Bukeka, Uganda. An estimated 53-mile journey from the capital city of Kampala to Bukeka, it is no ordinary village. In 2000, it was ravaged by an HIV/AIDS epidemic that claimed many lives, resulting in many orphaned children.
It is our mission to help restore hope to those who have lost it.
Working with our in-country ministry partners, we have developed a 5-part model to holistically support the development of the children we reach. These five parts include education, discipleship, vocational training, health care, and food security.
Let’s take a look at each one briefly…
We believe every child has great potential. So we provide each of our students with a well-rounded academic curriculum while being introduced to the Good News of the Gospel.
Each year, we work with local community leaders to identify the 50 most underprivileged 3- and 4-year-olds in the community. These 50 children are then invited to start kindergarten and continue on in our program. They receive a Christian education, moral training, leadership mentoring, adequate nutrition, and medical care—all at no cost to them or their families.
To date, 289 students have been taught through this ministry.
We maintain several discipleship groups and opportunities for the boarding students as well as the adults who participate in the ministry.
We keep Christ at the center of their lives through discipleship.
The Safe House is a boarding school for female students at high risk for sexual abuse. This is a protected and safe environment. Dorm mothers provide supervision and guidance for young girls who have been endangered.
We’re currently building 4 new safe homes on our campus that will serve to protect and serve the most vulnerable children in our communities.
Since vocational skills help provide a path out of poverty, we partner with local instructors to provide vocational training and skills to our students. With classes like sewing, crafts, and animal husbandry, we give the students in our care the skills they need to create viable income-generating opportunities that will serve them—and their families—for years to come.
Because job creation is critical to achieving long-term change in a community, we are pleased that our campus has also created 79 jobs for local men and women who are now able to provide for their families.
Ugandan medical personnel currently provide care to 500 patients a week in our clinic. We have one of the five doctors in the entire District, which has a population over 400,000 people. So we’re able to meet the needs of the children in our care as well as help provide for the surrounding communities.
And while the clinic is there to provide physical healing—especially at a time when the country is dealing with COVID-19—it’s a blessing to have it staffed by people who appreciate the value of spiritual healing as well.
As part of our program, we’re able to provide two hot, filling meals per day to over 225 students at the school.
This daily nutrition stabilizes their health and enables them to learn in school. Trying to focus on what the teacher is saying is difficult when a child hasn’t eaten in a while. Our hot breakfast and lunch programs also ease the burden of nutrition on the child’s family by making food go further at home.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
One of the most meaningful and impactful ways to support what God is doing in Uganda is through child sponsorship.
Through our partnership with Lifesong for Orphans, you can sponsor a child at Global Hands of Hope for $34/month.
Your full sponsorship provides one child with tuition, school supplies, two meals per day, healthcare, school uniforms, play clothes, two pairs of shoes, extracurricular activities, a safe environment, and three field trips per year. Partial sponsors partner together to provide these life-changing blessings to a child.
And as always, 100% of your donation goes directly to the child you sponsor.