Orphans and vulnerable children living in family-based care (kinship care) in Uganda are getting older.
When FCW began caring for orphans, most of the children were quite small. Staying on the current path would place the children/young adults in jeopardy of unemployment, poverty, and victimization in the form of trafficking. Secondary level education, and even university level, are often insufficient, unnecessary, or unattainable due to mental and emotional limitations.
Once students reach age 16, 17, or 18 they need some form of transitional care.
Transitioning out of FCW’s program without intentional mentoring and discipleship can mean spiritual devastation. Without life skills, trade school or university training, these children are in danger of poverty dogging their steps all of their lives—and being forced into making tragic decisions out of desperation: choices like prostitution or early marriage for mere survival.
Our 20-Year Vision
A Micro-Community in Uganda
FCW has acquired 20 acres of land in Mukono, Uganda.
A team from Forgotten Children Worldwide met with a group of architects, civil engineers, urban planners and project managers from all over the globe on this land in early March of 2020. Like us, they were taken aback by the beauty of the land—but also the vision that will unfold on this sacred site.
A campus and a community.
Our ambitious plan is to develop this land into a safe, residential campus where young girls can spend a year healing, growing, learning, and preparing to transition into adulthood.
A focus on life skills.
During their year at Kipindi, these young women will have the opportunity to learn critical life skills that will allow them to become confident, independent, self-sustaining adults. They will also receive mental health counseling and spiritual guidance to help overcome and process childhood trauma. In short, every Kipindi student will receive:
Join the Journey
Empower Young Women in Uganda by Supporting Kipindi
Kipindi Mpito is already serving a smaller number of girls at a rental facility in Mukono. But the need is much greater, and more girls will be served as the land is developed into the campus outlined above. YOU can help young women in Uganda realize their fullest, God-given potential by getting involved in one of the following ways: