The Kampala Children’s Centre in Uganda currently provides so much to so many, but a critical piece is missing. A well-equipped, modern medical center is urgently needed. The Kampala Children’s Centre for Hope and Wellness will provide the children at the center and the families locally with preventive care, dental care, immunizations, surgery, medications and health education. Too many lives are lost due to lack of or inadequate medical care. Children are dying from preventable factors.
The rebel war in Uganda left over 1.5 million displaced people. Meanwhile HIV and AIDS still claim the lives of thousands, leaving many children orphaned and struggling for survival. Desperate poverty traps many living in the city centre slums. Children are suffering from malnutrition and are left vulnerable to child labour and violent physical and sexual abuse. These are the children we are reaching out to help and restore.
Kampala Children’s Centre opened in September 2005 and keeps growing giving a home to days-old babies through eighteen year olds. KCC is committed to its local community in Wakiso Town (10 miles from the capital, Kampala).
In addition to the approximately 150 children who live there, the Destiny Bridge Academy (an on-site but independently run school) provides excellent education to hundreds of children from the surrounding villages. The range of schooling offered continues to develop so that KCC can be an even greater resource to the community.
Exceptional performing arts and sports programs are promoting healthy lifestyles, attitudes and creativity among the children. The on-site farm enables KCC to become more self-sustaining, as well as enabling the children to grow in key life skills such as agriculture and enterprise.