We’re celebrating 5 years of blogging for Compassion with a trip to Uganda – where it all began. Want to join us?Continue Reading ›
Born in Uganda with HIV/AIDS, Hannifah lost her mother when she was only one month old. She was a very sickly child, always being taken to hospital and her father considered her a burden.Continue Reading ›
When The Lord’s Resistance Army came into Olive’s town in Uganda, her family was forced to flee from their home. However, things dramatically changed when she was enrolled in our program.
Every year, teams of students in our Leadership Development Program, spend at least ten days in remote villages of Uganda, serving the local people in those communities. They participate in projects such as home shelter construction, build latrines for child development centers, rehabilitate roads or clean village water sources.
Leaders of integrity, honesty, wisdom, courage, and deep faith are rising up and taking their place. Now more than ever, our world needs them to step out of the shadows of obscurity.
In Kisoro, Uganda the Batwa were not well received by the locals. They were, in fact, isolated and despised.
Wolfgang Riedner was born in Nuremberg, Germany, and spent five years as a pastor in southern Germany before he moved to Uganda to teach in Bible colleges. He now serves as Compassion’s Church Partnership Director.
Women around the world face obstacles that most of us can hardly begin to fathom. Lack of access to family planning leaves mothers in developing countries with no easy way to control the size of their families, and in the end, robs both the mother and her children of a better life.
African children face a myriad of challenges as they grow up. But what is also true about African children is: they love, play, learn, hope, dream, pray — they live!
As they toured a village in Uganda, they came upon a grave on a hillside of a man – a father, a husband, a friend, a son – prematurely taken from his family because of malaria. Malaria, a disease preventable with as little as a mosquito net and an elementary health education.
With more than 87 million views Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video has focused attention on Uganda and the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). As a result, we have received many questions about our work in Uganda and our efforts to protect the children in our programs.