Sumba Childcare Center

The Sumba Childcare Center is located on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Many people in this area live in mud houses and make a living by growing crops.

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The Sumba Childcare Center is located on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. Many people in this area live in mud houses and make a living by growing crops. Most households consist of about 10 to 15 people and are only able to provide one meal a day for the entire family. The childcare center began as an orphanage with a philosophy grounded in the love of Christ. In February 2011, this orphanage relocated to a new facility and changed its name to the Upendo Christian Academy. Here the children attend schools, eat three warm meals a day, receive personal love and care, learn Bible lessons, and live in a Christian environment. Children who are HIV positive are now resting in the care of a loving staff. This childcare center provides children with the hope that they are longing for, which is found in Christ alone.

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.