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.

(un)adopted

About our Partner

(un)adopted partners with a church in Uganda to run a school for the deaf and blind. Over a decade ago, Lifeline connected with a local Ugandan pastor whose church saw the need to care for the orphaned and vulnerable children in the area. In the Muslim community, if a child is deaf, blind, or physically disabled, he or she is treated as a curse. The church felt called to minister to these children. (un)adopted partnered with this church to open a school for the deaf and blind in 2011. The school now has more than 30 students.

The Need

Children from the community are able to learn sign language, which leads to some knowing their names for the first time. Most importantly, they are learning about the gospel of Christ and their value in Christ. They are being shown the love of the gospel through their local church. Members of the church are involved in the lives of these students and are learning sign language as well. (un)adopted partnered with this church to open an internet cafe, which helps fund the school and is a bridge for the church to build relationships with the community. In 2015, they opened a sewing center to help support the school and provide employment for women in the community. (un)adopted works with other pastors in Uganda who are serving in rural Uganda. One pastor supplies expectant mothers with “mama kits” that contain sterile resources for women giving birth in remote villages and the slums. Through our (un)adopted Child Sponsorship program, there is an opportunity to sponsor a student from the School for the Deaf and Blind.

Other Ways to Support

What's Happening in Uganda

Pray for Uganda

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Uganda Financial Information

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Words of Encouragement for Dads

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When Adoption Isn’t Possible — (un)adopted®

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