Our history 2006 – Wilson Kabeera and a small team of Uganda nationals and international volunteers began outreaches into local projects and slums where children were marginalized and forgotten.
2007 – Wilson travels to U.S. to speak for the first time for the children of his country. 2008 – Empower a Child begins a child sponsorship program with 15 children and become a registered non-profit in the U.S.
2009 – Empower a Child purchases 40 acres of land in Zirobwe, Uganda, the first step in community development. 2010 – Open a branch of Empower a Child in Nairobi, Kenya, focusing on discipling and transforming lives of children in the slums
2011 – Work with a team of volunteers in the UK to open Empower a Child UK to partner with the U.S. in raising awareness, funds, and looking for sponsors for our programs in Africa Work with community of Zirobwe to begin a community church, a spiritual home Drill deep water well, first step to give the community and the center access to clean water. 2012 – Begin construction of church building on site to move congregation from the temporarily grass-thatched structure of worship Connect well to solar powered pump, to give the community one of the only self-sustaining solar powered well in the entire country.
2013 – Purchase a primary school in the community and begin construction on a 16 room guesthouse to house our mission volunteers and teams within the community. 2014 – Open Empowered Leaders Academy to over 400 children in the community.
Empower a Child seeks to bring confidence and self-sustainability to orphaned and vulnerable children of East Africa by teaching modern skills, giving the opportunity of education, and enlightening through the word of God.
Christ centered, integrity, Team work, excellence and professionalism collaboration and partnership
EMPOWER A CHILD - What We Do
We focus on children and families living in extreme poverty in Uganda and Kenya by re-building communities and empowering today’s youth. We provide resources for students to excel academically and will not turn a child away due to age or religion. Our team of national staff and volunteers work directly with the children in various community outreach and education programs to improve their quality of life spiritually, emotionally, and physically.