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.
How We 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.