Wakiso Village, Uganda
Nation's Changers School
Completed Projects in Wakiso Village:
fresh water well
3 children homes
purchase of farmland
IN 2013 CHF took a team of American high school students to Wakiso Village. It was a last minute day trip with a simple plan: visit a school, hand out snacks and shoes, and play with the children. At days end, when we loaded up the bus, it was clear God had more in mind for that area than we ever thought possible.
Only one year later, we were signing a contract to purchase land and bricks were being fired to serve as the foundation for a small cluster of children’s homes. Each home was slated to care for up to 15 children, providing a safe shelter and the nurture and care of a ‘house mom’ for the increasing number of needy and parent-less children in the region.
Soon after the completion of the first home, it was made clear that these children also needed a stable and consistent education. Plans were drawn up for a nursery and primary school on the same property as the homes.
IN 2016 classes were held for the first time at ‘Nations’ Changers Christian School’ and at the close of that school year, a team of people from CHF were there to attend the very first graduation ceremony, a class of 4 and 5 year old Kindergarten students!
Since then, two additional homes have been built, a fresh water well dug, several school expansions completed, a playground constructed and a basketball court laid down in the center of it all. Adjoining property has been purchased and is used for educating students in farming practices as well as growing food for the school and homes.
CURRENTLY, Nations’ Changers is home to over 300 primary students and is a blessing to the community it is embedded in. The academics are top notch and the positive relational connection between administration and students provides a loving and nurturing atmosphere rarely seen in boarding schools in other areas in Uganda. The unique and leading-edge basketball scholarship program, started at Nations’ Changers, is growing fast and attracting more students (read more about that HERE). Children are learning valuable life skills and tangible work skills such as sewing, English, computers and farming.