Our journey, as a non-profit ministry began in a very unconventional way. Started by a Ugandan for his people. We focus on children and families living in extreme poverty in Uganda and Kenya by re-building communities and empowering today’s youth. We provide resources for students to excel academically and will not turn a child away due to age or religion. We are a small grassroots organization, which allows us to have a personal connection with each child.
Our team of national staff and volunteers work directly with the children in various community outreach and education programs to improve their quality of life spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Our international volunteer team ranges from 2 – 60 volunteers from all over America, UK, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand throughout the course of the year.
Being the last born of 10 children, in a rural village in Uganda, Wilson’s chances at obtaining an education was slim. One of his eldest sisters recognized this and bought him to live with her family in the city. She meant well, though being a young mom, she struggled to provide for his school fees and keep him in school consistently. By the time he was in Primary 3, he remembered some adults coming into my class and pointing me out. A few weeks later they came back and told him a gentleman and his family from the U.S was going to sponsor him. This moment changed his life forever. From primary school up through college, he was given the opportunity to go to school, hear about God’s love through weekly Bible studies, and given basic necessities, such as school supplies, soap, toothpaste, clothes, and shoes. After college, he worked for a couple of years in the accounting and tourism industry but always felt called back to help the needy children from the poor communities that he once lived in. In 2006, he quit my steady paying job to serve in community projects and started building a team of Ugandan and international volunteers who went on outreach projects around Kampala. His sponsor gave him an incredible gift, not only the gift of education but of love and value of self-confidence. He wanted to pass that on. He began with what we could do at the time, love on these children and share the love of Christ. As the word began to spread about what we were doing, more volunteers started joining us.