OMUNTU W’OMUNDA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Ap. Stephen and Pastor Favour Senfuma pause for a photo with some few project children in 2014 (file photo)

PROJECT NAME
:
OMUNTU W’OMUNDA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
PROJECT NUMBER
:
UG544/C36
START DATE
:
AUGUST 2008
LOCATION
:
KAMPALA DISTRICT, KAWEMPE DIVISION
PARTNER CHURCH
:
UNITED CHRISTIAN CENTRE KASUBI
OVERSEER
:
BISHOP STEPHEN SENFUMA
PROJECT VISION
:
Raising a Godly offspring amidst a wicked generation

PROJECT MISSION STATEMENT

Equipping children with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be mature Christian adults who are transformed inwardly, able to support themselves socially, economically, physically and are agents of positive change in society!

CENTRE VERSE:    Proverb 4:23 “Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.”

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • To promote self-sufficiency among children, their care givers and the community at large with a major focus on life and livelihood skills trainings.
  • To facilitate children and their care givers access resources which improve their standard of living and aid holistic development.
  • To speak out for the voiceless people in the community and advocate for their rights.
  • Facilitate holistic development of the children and their families.
  • Facilitate programs that promote healthy living among children, their care givers and the entire community.
  • Initiate activities aimed at helping beneficiaries and the entire community within our jurisdiction demonstrate awareness of and commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
  • To advocate for academic improvement of children with continued fight against existing illiteracy rates.
  • Networking with other service providers, NGO’s, CBOs in a bid to advocate for children and their families.

Like other God given burdens, the desire to support needy children had divine supporters. While, it is the policy of Compassion International Uganda that all interested churches apply prior to assessment of eligibility for partnership, UCC Kasubi did not apply. Compassion International Uganda staff informally assessed UCC for partnership and recommended it to leadership. In August 2008, Compassion International Uganda and UCC Kasubi signed their first partnership agreement for holistic ministry to children. 200 neediest of the needy children in Kasubi, Makerere Kikoni, Bwaise and Nakulabye communities were registered.

In November 2009, compassion assisted child ministry programs at UCC were expanded which gave the church an opportunity to minister to highly vulnerable mothers and their babies (survival interventions). Through Survival Interventions at this church, 126 babies have been supported to survive and thrive during their earliest and most vulnerable years of life. For instance, on 13th July 2014, UCC Kasubi financially supported Josephine Kwagala for open heart surgery at Miot Hospital, Chennai, India.

By divine connection, more partners have supported the ministry to children at UCC Kasubi. EPIC Church San Francisco sponsors 126 children and youths, funded the construction of the first classroom block at Innerman Primary school as well as customized support to children and their families.

Dalton is one of the most lucky and blessed project beneficiary who got an opportunity to have a new home.
Dalton’s previous house before project intervention (file photo) Dalton’s new home….Glory to the Lord!

UCC Kasubi is currently ministering to 443 children and youths under Omuntu W’Omunda CDC. Lives have been transformed, caregivers have given their lives to Christ and are active members of the body of Christ. Children and youths have been equipped with life skills, supported to progress in school, spiritual development as well as livelihood skills for self-sustainability. Ultimately, UCC Kasubi is looking forward to having a godly off spring amidst a wicked generation.

Children participating in a Live talk show about understanding HIV/AIDS and doing group presentations on entrepreneurship and best health practices

 

HEALTH RELATED TRAININGS
Doctor Dan from Glory of Christ training children on HepatitisA & B, cholera and Ebola

 

SPIRITUAL PROGRAMMING
Children always have wonderful time of devotion and spiritual curriculum.

Child 0082 preaching to collegues and children in a deep prayer moment crying out to God for His intervention  in their lives.

 

SKILLS TRAINING

Children show case skirts sewn for themselves Bottle decoration    children doing photo editing

 

Cookery class making cookies
Cookery class making cookies  
Students making leather sandals

 

INNERMAN PRE & PRIMARY SCHOOL

Innerman Pre and Primary School Kasubi main classroom block (file Photo)

By 2010, UCC Kasubi was ministering to over 500 children (Omuntu W’Omunda CDC and UCC Sunday school). There was urgent need for quality, affordable and accessible primary education. Amidst financial constraints, the church embarked on setting up a primary school in 2012.

Innerman Primary school Kasubi children on assembly

The church has utilized this education institution to attend to spiritual and academic needs of children.

Innerman Primary school Nursery section block funded by EPIC Church San Francisco (though divine connections)

The school is fully registered with the Association of Christian Schools International and therefore offers Christian education.
Over years, this institution has grown with a current an enrolment at 326 children. 78 children have completed and excelled in their primary education from this institution. The school upgraded to include a boarding section with a capacity of 140 children.

Innerman Primary school boarding section