Kagogo Orphanage Centre
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 calamities.
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.