Serving Children in Uganda


Uganda is currently host to more than 123,000 South Sudanese who have fled civil war. Most of these are women and children.

Due to the civil and social unrest, children often suffer neglect as well as sexual and physical abuse. Specifically in rural areas of the country, as many as 33% of girls are married by age 15, making child marriage and pregnancy all too common.

But God is doing good things for children and families in Uganda.

Alongside our in-country ministry partner, it is our joy to serve the children and families of the village of Bukeka.

Through a 5-part model, our team holistically supports the development of the children we reach. These five parts include: education, discipleship, vocational training, health care, and food security.

We maintain several discipleship groups and opportunities for the boarding students as well as the adults who participate in the ministry.

We keep Christ at the center of our ministry in Uganda through discipleship.


Population: 43,860,951

Capital: Kampala

Religion: Roman Catholic (39.3%), Anglican (32%), Muslim (13.7%) Pentecostal/Evangelical (11.1%), Seventh Day Adventist (1.7%)

Language: English and Ganda


Ministry Overview

We work with local leaders to end generational poverty through Jesus Christ.

We want abandoned and orphaned children in Uganda to grow up knowing they are loved and wanted. Specifically, we want to share the love of Christ with them and for them to know there is never a day they weren’t loved by our family and our Heavenly Father.


Areas of Focus

Since 2007, we have worked to support vulnerable children by giving them the love of Christ and creating sustainable community development interventions in local impoverished communities.

Our ministry partners offer quality education based on Christian principles as well as two meals per day to the poorest, most vulnerable children in their communities.

The Safe House is a boarding school for female students at high risk for sexual abuse. This is a protected and safe environment. Dorm mothers provide supervision and guidance for young girls who have been endangered by early sexual encounters. Confidential pediatric, adolescent and adult counseling is offered to victims of abuse.

We maintain several discipleship groups and opportunities for the boarding students as well as the adults who participate in the ministry. Through discipleship, we cover assurance of salvation, Bible reading plans, good Christian books, and other life changing biblical principles.

Through ministry partners in Bukeka, the Suubi Medical Center provides health care to an average of 16,000 patients every year. Treating everything from broken legs to malaria cases and much more.

Stories and Updates

August 30

“Let It Begin with Me”: Trauma Healing Training in Uganda

Trauma changes everything. So, believing trauma-informed care can help children heal and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma, our ministry partners, Global Hands of Hope, decided to host the first-of-its-kind trauma healing training in Uganda. Led by Trauma Free World …Read More

February 1

School Is Finally Open in Uganda!

For two, long years, the school has been closed to in-person classes due to the pandemic. But today our team in Uganda wants to share some really great news— School is finally back in session! After the longest pandemic shutdown …Read More

uganda-education December 10

Helping Children Continue Their Education in Uganda

Lifesong is blessed to partner with many amazing organizations doing incredible things for orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, including Global Hands of Hope serving children in Uganda. Global Hands of Hope partners with community leaders to increase resources …Read More

August 20

Nusura’s Story

In the small rural village of Bukeka, Uganda… you’ll discover a beautiful community filled with resilient people recovering from years of hardship. In 2000, Bukeka experienced an HIV/AIDS epidemic that took many lives and left many children orphaned. Today—like much …Read More

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