Kagogo Orphanage Centre-Uganda (KOC) is a Church based-community
Orphanage operating under Kagogo Christian life ministries with its
activities mainly directed to help, nurture and develop orphaned
and vulnerable children to become self-sustaining and constructive
to their communities. The orphanage operates under the
Ministry’s Childcare and counseling department and Directed
by the senior Pastor- Victoria Kaddu. It was started in 2005 due to
the growing numbers of orphaned children and their increasing
vulnerabilities, between the ages of 3-15 years of age. The Home
has registered 35 children-23 girls and 12 boys. Although the need
is high, resources always limit us. It is currently supported by
our local church-Kagogo Christian life church only. Reg. No 2629
operating in Makulubita Sub County, Luweero District in Uganda.
The center is an initiative of Kagogo Christian life church,
which was started way back in 2003. In 2005, it was started to take
care of the 5 kids by that time that were abandoned at the church,
they were young, had no parents and ill health. The OVC situation
is worse here as a result of rampant HIV/AIDS deaths, absolute
poverty levels in our rural setting, High levels of child neglect
as a result of high illiteracy levels and other natural
KOC strives to provide accommodation to the homeless and
destitute, welfare, health needs, education and other basic
requirements to over 35 children at the center, 23 girls and 12
boys, all orphaned by HIV/Aids and other natural catastrophes.
The kids at the center survives on donations by well wishers,
grants and income generating projects at the center including
piggery, Agriculture, etc. the center has a clinic with a full time
nurse to attend to the children’s health problems since some
of them are HIV positive, sicklers, mentally and physically weak.
The clinic also serves the public at a small fee. Since its built
on Christian values, the center also has 2 Mothers to offer
motherly care, Psychological counseling, bible studies and attend
to the day-today needs of the children.
KOC is currently operating in Luweero district, in the central
region of Uganda where an estimated 16,000 OVC’s reside.
Their vulnerability is high considering the abject poverty levels,
increasing dropout rates of children from schools, increasing
HIV/Aids prevalence among children and the communities, the
increasing numbers of OVC’s in the area and nationwide, pose
a daunting challenge to those with responsibility to children.
The children go to the near by Bowa primary school for education
and others to Bowa community polytechnic. Educating them is however
a big challenge since we operate on limited funds and henceforth
education deems expensive for the center.
The center is located at Bowa Township, off Kalule-Nakaseke
road, 56 km from the capital Kampala.
Orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda
receive Education and adequate care/support to enable them become
self-sufficient and positively impact on the development of their
To provide the necessary care and support to
the OVCs to nurture their mental, physical and emotional growth and
- Support and protect orphaned children from fatalism, rights
abuse and oppression and provision of a conducive environment for
their development and growth.
- To provide basic and skills oriented education to the children
to enable them earn a living.
- Provide adequate health care and protection from diseases and
ill health conditions.
- Mould and up bring children who are God fearing to Disseminate
the gospel of the word of Jesus.
- Provide shelter and ultimate comfort to the children who are
destitute and homeless for responsible adulthood.
The OVC’s (needy,
vulnerable and orphans) children irrespective of sex below the age
of 15 years, from child headed households, those headed by the
elderly, disabled, non-supportive families/poor families, currently
living in Luweero district.
The organization for purposes of management and operation maintains
an organization structure composed of the following.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (EC)
The executive committee is
composed of founder members with the following offices:
The staff is in charge of the running of the
center. It has a small staff that includes the executive Director,
project officer, Sponsorship Coordinator, Liaison officer, Nurses,
2 center Mothers and a secretary.
SOURCES OF FUNDS
- Individual and Church contributions
- Donations and grants
- OVC sponsorship.
- Projects Outputs.