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Establishing a Christian Children Centre in Uganda

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Samaritan Development Organization (SADO)

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

SADO is a Christian NGO in Ngora Town in the Teso Region. Trouble in the area in the late 1980s and early 1990s has left a scarred community finding it difficult to come to terms with its own survival. Community structures have been totally destroyed leading to a number of problems including early marriage and promiscuity coupled with the HIV/AIDS problem that peaked during the same period, leading to children growing up without parental guidance. Girls in particular, are vulnerable as they are easily enticed into early marriages, premarital sexual relations and early pregnancy. Unemployment and underemployment are also high in the area due to high dependence on rain fed agriculture.

We work with children and orphans in particular, and we want to establish a children’s centre where children can be taught, cared for and sheltered in a Christian environment.

What is your project and how will it help?

Establishing a children’s centre

The primary target group will be children between 4 and 17, children who have lost both parents, children of single parents (whose parents for reasons beyond their control are unable to provide for their children), children of very poor parents (whose parents for reasons beyond their control find themselves in a desperate situation and thus unable to fend for their children), children in the project area (Ngora municipality in particular and Teso sub region in general).

We will establish a committee of church pastors who will work out policies and procedures to manage the selection process and the implementation of the children’s safekeeping in the ministry.

The project involves construction of suitable premises in the first instance.

Full details of the project and way in which we intend to implement it can be found in the attached document.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Samaritan will partner with local community based organizations, Local Government, parents and the entire community through capacity building, medical care of children and provision of basic necessities.

Please detail the resources that you need.


TOTALS US$ 1,041,486

Please see attachment for details.

Further information

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Partnership types

Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Education and training; all (5)


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