WHAT: Child Crisis Center Uganda’s ultimate goal is to build a school for Magooli's orphaned children.
WHY: The new school will reduce overcrowding of classrooms as well as reduce overall cost of education in the area. By supplying a new school to the area class sizes will be reduced (currently there are 150-200 children in each class) and teachers will able to direct more attention to each student to better support individual learning. While the school is being built, some children are attending private schools which are usually in areas requiring them to walk long distances. This new school will provide a closer all-inclusive location for the children to receive an education at a lower cost.
HOW: We are in the process of building the school. Wall have already been erected and the focus has shifted to gathering the funds and materials to work on the following:
✔ Construct walls
✔ Construct roof
✔ Construct doors/windows
✔ Construct latrines
☐ Construct a fence around property
*January 2019 - Our goal is to have the school open for term one at the start of February. Upon completion of this, we will start to introduce classes year by year until we have a complete school. Nusery classes will be introduced first followed by preschool and so-on. The completed school will house and educate children aged from nursery to primary seven.
WHAT: Child Crisis Center Uganda offers individuals the opportunity to sponsor a child from the orphanage in Magooli.
WHY: The children of Uganda are the future of Uganda.
Uganda has endured some of the greatest tragedies known to mankind. The aftermath has left many people diseased, impoverished and without hope.
These children are the survivors. The children housed in this orphanage have lost their parents due to the 20+ year civil war or due to the rampant spread of disease including HIV/AIDS.
The child you sponsor will receive opportunities and services that most of the world's poorest children never see.
These opportunities and services include:
HOW: Join us in support of these children. With your help, they will be able to grow in ways they never would have dreamed- you will help to create their shining future!
Last summer, The Linden Heights UMC memorial fund for Mary Lee generously gifted CCCU mosquito nets to help the children get some relief. The children were supplied with mosquito nets to protect them from nasty diseases, such as malaria that come from from all of the mosquitoes that are native to Uganda.
When our organization began, most of the children of CCCU did not own a single pair of shoes. Walking extreme distances to and from school was very rough and they were in an extreme need. Now each child in Child Crisis Center Uganda has been given a pair of shoes thanks to Linden Heights UMC.
Our secretary, Dan O’Neil, wanted to dedicate a project to his beloved mother Mary Lee O’Neil. A lot of hard work and generous donations lead to the “Mary Lee O’Neil Kids Farm” which provides a bounty of seeds and crops seasonally to the community in Magooli. They now have another consistent food supply that helps to reduce the hunger and poverty throughout their villages.
Just like lack of shoes, the children do not have many clothes, and the clothes they do have are ripped and torn. Several times a year we try to supply them with some new clothes, and each child also now has a Child Crisis Center Uganda white tee shirt as well.
Most of the children live in small huts with a guardian. One night, two children left a candle burning overnight. A fire engulfed the hut and they lost everything. We were able to supply the distressed family with new bedding, clothes, and food.
Until just a few short months ago, the entire community was drinking dirty, contaminated river water. Child Crisis Center Uganda was able to raise enough money to pay one of the local village potters to make 85 clay pots. The children and their guardians can now have access to boiled water for drinking, cooking, and washing.
Some girls, about 30%, drop out of school when they get their periods due to lack of sanitary pads. Multiple times throughout the last year we have provided girls in the Child Crisis Center Uganda with sanitary pads so that they can continue their education uninterrupted.
Donate here to help CCCU fund ongoing projects.