Started in 1994, Watoto Child Care Ministries is a branch of the Watoto Church in Uganda that builds villages with schools, churches, medical centers, and homes and populates them with new families built from orphans and widows.Currently there are three villages: Bbira and Suubi near Kampala and Laminadera outside Gulu. Other projects being undertaken by Watoto Child Care Ministries include baby homes, vocational training, and farms to support the villages. Watoto Child Care Ministries is also the organization that runs the Watoto Children's Choir which tours internationally every year. Watoto aims to "raise the next generation of African leaders".
Watoto Church, formerly Kampala Pentecostal Church (KPC) is an English-speaking cell-based community church located around East Africa and headquartered in Kampala, Uganda. The vision of the church is "an English speaking cell-based community church, celebrating Christ, growing and multiplying as each one reaches one, touching those around us with the love of Jesus, bringing healing to the cities and the nations." Watoto means "the children" in Swahili.
Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda. The city is divided into five boroughs that oversee local planning: Kampala Central Division, Kawempe Division, Makindye Division, Nakawa Division, and Rubaga Division. Surrounding Kampala is the rapidly growing Wakiso District, whose population more than doubled between 2002 and 2014 and as of 2014 Wakiso was reported to stand at over 2 million.
Gulu is a city in the Northern Region of Uganda. It is the commercial and administrative centre of Gulu District. The coordinates of Gulu Municipality are 2°46'54.0"N 32°17'57.0"E. The distance from Gulu to Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, is approximately 340 kilometres (210 mi) by road. The town is served by Gulu Airport and a railway line.
The Watoto Model is one that Watoto seeks to replicate all over Africa and has been successfully executed in Gulu, Uganda and twice near Kampala, Uganda. Watoto villages build homes for eight orphans and one widow mother and build a family to live together in it.The Watoto Church also runs a program called Father's Heart which enlists male role models to work and play with the children. Along with homes, these villages include schools, clinics, community centers, and churches. In this way, the children who live in the village are cared for physically, emotionally, and spiritually until they are adults. Along with these programs, Watoto is stretching out into farming and technical education as a means of sustainability and as another layer to strengthen the students and the community.
The African Children's Choir is a large choir made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations. Since its inception, the choir has included children from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana. Many of the children have lost one or both parents to AIDS and other poverty-related diseases, and all of them are victims of extreme poverty. The choir is a Christian organization and one of its principles is "instilling Christian principles through teaching and leading by example."
Mbarara is a city in the South Western part of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of Mbarara District and the site of the district headquarters.
Watoto Children's Choir is a group of African children choirs based in Kampala, Uganda, at Watoto Church. Each is composed of about eighteen to twenty-two children from Uganda.
Community-based care serves as a "bridge" between orphanage and settlement house. Adolescents are placed in a family in their community. The guardians will provide individual care and nurture in the context of a family and community. This teaches adolescents more independence.
CompassionArt is a charity based in Littlehampton, England founded by songwriter Martin Smith and his wife Anna, with the aim of generating income from works of art to assist in the relief of suffering around the planet.
Every Child Ministries is a Christian charity and mission agency that works for African children. The charity is specially known for its advocacy on behalf of neglected, downtrodden, and marginalized groups of African children. It was first incorporated in the US in the state of Indiana in 1985, but is now incorporated and recognized as an NGO in numerous African countries.
Eastern Orthodoxy in Uganda refers to adherents and religious communities of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Uganda. Majority of Eastern Orthodox Christians in Uganda are under ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa.
The Miracle Centre Cathedral is a Pentecostal megachurch in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The church's Senior Pastor is Robert Kayanja. In 2017, the attendance is 25,000 people.
Nakasero is a hill located in central Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. Nakasero is important to Uganda's economy and politics, as it is home to Kampala's central business district and several government offices, including the Ugandan Parliament Buildings.
Blessing the Children International (BCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 2001, that does Christian missionary work in Ethiopia, Africa. According to the Urban Institute, BCI is classified as an "International Relief" organization.
Uganda Rural Fund (URF) is a grassroots non-governmental organization working in Southwestern Uganda, primarily in the Masaka and Rakai Districts. URF states that its mission is to “to empower orphans, impoverished youth, and women to fight poverty in Uganda’s rural communities, through the creation of educational and sustainable development opportunities.” URF attempts to give community members the tools and resources to better their own lives and the lives of those around them.
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) is an indigenous HIV and AIDS service initiative, registered in Uganda as a non-governmental organisation. It is a pioneer non-public actor in the HIV and AIDS response in Uganda. TASO is a membership organisation with over 4,000 subscriber members.
Restore International, now known as Love Does, is a nonprofit organization founded by Bob Goff in 2003. Their goal is to work for freedom and human rights, improve educational opportunities, and try to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend.
Lydia Jazmine, is a Ugandan female recording artist.
Arua Regional Cancer Centre (ARCC) is a public, specialized, tertiary care medical facility owned by the Uganda Ministry of Health. The facility is located off of Weatherhead Lane, in the central business district of the city of Arua, on the campus of Arua Regional Referral Hospital. This is located in the central business district of Arua, he largest city in the West Nile sub-region, approximately 476 kilometres (296 mi), by road, northwest of Kampala, the largest city in Uganda and its national capital. The coordinates of the cancer centre are: 03°01'06.0"N, 30°54'50.0"E.
Gulu Regional Cancer Centre (GRCC) is a planned public, specialized, tertiary care medical facility owned by the Uganda Ministry of Health, intended to provide care for cancer patients in the Northern Region of Uganda.
Mbale Regional Cancer Centre (MbRCC) is a public, specialized, tertiary care medical facility owned by the Uganda Ministry of Health, intended to serve the Eastern Region of Uganda.