Against all Odds September 30, 2019

In Uganda, I recently met an amazing young woman. Her name is Allen, and despite so many challenges, she’s built a beautiful life for herself. Allen was born in a poor village in Uganda. She is also deaf. When her parents realized she couldn’t hear, they decided they didn’t want her. Thankfully, a kind neighbor woman who had no children of her own decided to take care of Allen. This neighbor is the only family Allen has. Her new mom was very poor. She could provide Allen with some food and a place to sleep, but not much else. As a young child, Allen communicated entirely by miming. There was no money for school or tutors who could unlock the world of sign language for her. (more…)

See the difference clean water makes! July 31, 2019

Does your water gift really matter? For kids like Angel, yes! Your water gift makes a bigger impact than you could ever know! (more…)

5 Reasons Why Water Matters May 28, 2019

If you can, try to count how many times a day you turn on a tap. As I write this, it’s not even 9am, and I’m already up to seven. I’ve taken a shower, flushed a toilet, washed my hands, made coffee, rinsed my cereal bowl, and gotten a glass of water. Clean, running water is so readily available to us, it’s almost impossible to understand what life is like without clean water access. But in developing countries, many people still don’t have access to clean water, even today. And it’s more than just an inconvenience: every 90 seconds, a child dies from diseases spread by dirty water. That’s why water is one of our best opportunities to improve children’s lives. Here’s how: 1. Clean water is health. Without running water, families turn to whatever water sources they can find. (more…)

Sponsorship: Fast Track to a Bright Future May 20, 2019

Livingstone’s story is anything but ordinary. He’s endured a lot of heartbreak, but he didn’t let that keep him down for long. When he was just 9 years old, Livingstone’s parents both got sick and passed away. (more…)

Relying on the Land March 29, 2019

This April, the Childcare Worldwide family is embarking on a prayer journey. For 30 days, we’ll be praying for God’s blessing and provision for the hungry children and families we serve around the world. To start us off, Charles, our Director in Uganda is here to share about his own experience with hunger and what it looks like for families today. For more content like this, and to add your voice to 30 Days of Prayer, sign up here.   42 years ago, I was born and raised in Buganda, Uganda, a region which was known predominantly as an agricultural region: a food basket and economic power house for Uganda. We would enjoy at least three meals a day, a heavy breakfast at 10am after gardening, lunch at 2pm and dinner at 8pm. Food was always in surplus to accommodate even visitors. During our primary school times, our mothers would preserve some of the food which we would carry to school for our breakfast and lunch. This was typical of every household because homes produced more than enough food. Almost every household had fruits like mangoes, jackfruits, lemons, passion fruits, (more…)

Meet the Courageous Choir! March 13, 2019

Our newest Ugandan Kids Choir is finally here! To introduce them to you, here’s our Tour Leader, Amanda Halle, sharing about their experiences so far:   If you look up the word “courageous” in the dictionary, you might find a photo of these ten, smiling faces looking back at you. This is our Ugandan Kids Choir and they are (more…)

Field Notes from Uganda March 4, 2019

Bill returned from his first visit to Africa last week, and is heading to India shortly. But before the next trip we wanted to share some highlights from his time in Uganda! I’m in Uganda! Uganda is really growing on me! It’s so much different than Kenya. It’s really green everywhere, with leafy trees and dense jungle. The country really is beautiful, and its people are very welcoming. I packed a lot into my time in Uganda. First, we visited St. Luke’s Life Center in Entebbe. (more…)

Boda Boda Emergency January 24, 2019

Sitting on the back of a “boda boda” (a motorcycle taxi), Joanitah thought this was a day like any other. Joanitah is a high school student who lives in Uganda. After a mid-year break at home with her aunt, she was looking forward to getting back to her boarding school and seeing all her friends. She was also looking forward to starting classes again, and everything she’d learn in the coming months. She’d traveled this road many times before, often on the back of a motorcycle. (more…)

The Choir Goes to Outer Space! January 8, 2019

Since arriving in the U.S. the Ugandan Kids Choir has been on many incredible fieldtrips. But their trip to the Kennedy Space Center over Christmas break was out of this world! The kids were so excited about this visit – they haven’t stopped talking about it yet. (more…)

Adventures in American Food October 5, 2018

As they travel around the United States, trying new American food is one of the Ugandan Kids Choir’s biggest adventures. It can sometimes be a challenge to help them balance trying new things and providing them food they like. But usually it’s just pure fun to watch them experiment! (more…)

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