Daphine is a sweet little girl in Uganda who loves reading and telling stories. She dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up! Her father works hard as a teacher, but his income is not sufficient to provide for their family of six. They often only have tea and porridge to provide sustenance for the day. With the help of a sponsor, Daphine will be able to attend the Masajja Child Development Center where she will receive nutritious food, a good education, clothing, medical care, and a safe place to play! Most importantly, Daphine will be taught from the Word of God and will experience the love of God through the center’s staff and her sponsor.
Masajja Child Development Center
The Masajja Child Development Center is impacting children for Christ. The center partners with a local church where children are encouraged to learn in Sunday School and participate in the youth choir. Staff provide life skills training, nutritious meals, and help with homework. At the center, children also receive medical treatment when needed. Home visits take place so staff can minister to the children’s families. Children are immersed in biblical teaching and discipleship from the center staff as well.
Uganda is a landlocked country in Africa. The majority of the population is Christian and there are a large number of Muslims. Witchcraft and animism are still believed and practiced in certain areas as well. Poverty is rampant throughout the country as well as a lack of education. Sickness and disease are prevalent and many lack the means to receive medical treatment. Often children suffer from malnutrition. Many struggle with drug use and alcoholism. It’s common for families to be torn apart due to divorce and separation.