Country: Uganda

Serving Uganda Through Lifeline

Uganda, often referred to as the Pearl of Africa, is a country dominated by poverty and corruption. As the children of Uganda contribute to more than half of the country’s population, a great number of them are vulnerable to the country’s lack of education, unsanitary conditions and risks of abuse.


About Uganda

More than a decade ago, while Lifeline was meeting with officials regarding international adoption, leadership was introduced to a local Ugandan pastor. The pastor had planted a new church in Busega (a small community outside of Entebbe), called King Jesus Church. Church members began to see a real need for care for the orphaned and vulnerable children in the area (specifically deaf and blind children). In the Muslim community, if a child is deaf or blind or physically disabled, he or she is literally treated as a “curse.” The church felt called to minister to these children but didn’t know how. (un)adopted was started in 2009 and through this newly formed partnership between (un)adopted and King Jesus Church, Busega Community School for the Deaf and Blind was opened in 2011. The school now has more than 30 students. (un)adopted partners by financially supporting the school and ministry at the church, advocating for the needs of the ministry, and walking alongside the pastor, church leadership, and school staff.

How You Can Help

In Uganda, (un)adopted® partners with Pastor Raphael and his church, King Jesus Church. Together we opened the Busega Community School for the Deaf and Blind and now children from the community are able to learn sign language and, most importantly, about the gospel of Christ. In Uganda, deaf and blind children are considered outcasts in society, but now, for the first time, their voices are being heard and they are being shown the love of the gospel through their local church. Members of the local church have become involved in the lives of these students and are learning sign language, as well. After opening the school, we partnered with Pastor Raphael and King Jesus Church to open an Internet café, which helps fund the school. The Internet café has not only became a way to earn income but serves as a great hub for the church to build relationships within the community. In 2015, the school expanded to reach blind children and a sewing center was opened that helps support the school, as well as provide employment for women in the community.

For several years, pastor Ernest Buyondo has helped several adopting families and Lifeline in the country of Uganda. His church lies about 40km north of Kampala in a very rural part of the country. In addition to leading his congregation, he also supplies expectant mothers with “mama kits” which contain sterile resources for women giving birth in remote villages and in the slums.

What’s Happening in Uganda

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Uganda Financial Information

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