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Change the living conditionS of a child and you also change the the future of our planet. Children's lives are our collective responsibility
Amahoro (a-ma-ho-ro): This word means peace used in greetings or to wish somebody well on their journey.
The Amahoro Children's Initiative, Inc., a U.S. non profit organization, works with our Ugandan partner, Mr Caleb Rukundo, in the development and support of two homes, a primary school and a feeding program for vulnerable children.
The Matugga HomE
Built in 2009, this children’s home is well established and is a beautiful place for children to live. Located 30 minutes north of Kampala in a peaceful semi-rural area. The home is a large dormitory, with a lovely dining hall in the back, an administrative office, a well, a new sewing area, and crops on the hill behind the home. The home is built on a gently sloping hill and one can walk up to the top of the hill and get a lovely view of the surrounding area. Mostly girls live at this home, as well as some young boys. The children are between the ages of 4 and 18. There are around 40 children at this home. Mentors also live at the home and provide care and supervision for the children. The Matugga home is truly a special place, with some of the sweetest kids we’ve ever met.
The Gateway Youth Ranch
The Gateway Youth Ranch is a large property located in Nakasongola district, about two hours north of Kampala. The property has a boys home on it, as well as fertile fields where many crops are grown, and where a herd of cattle graze.
AMAHORO BOYS HOME
The boys home at the Gateway Youth Ranch provides a safe nurturing home for more than 40 boys. The home was built in 2015 and is a large dormitory, similar in design to the one at Matugga. A dining hall has recently been constructed at the home as well. The home is equipped with a nearby well, and a water catchment system. On the roof there are solar panels which work very well for running the lights in the evenings. The ranch is a wonderful place for the boys to grow up.
(from the streets)
(in safe and loving homes)
(when possible with families)
Nurturing a future for
As partners in this work we are also students, eager to learn from Caleb, the Amahoro team and all the children. One of our core values is to respect the wisdom and leadership of our Ugandan partners with a posture of humility and curiosity.
Now let's WORK
While financial resources are scarce in Uganda LOVE abounds. We contribute money, time and talent and receive in return amazing love, deepening friendship and a tremendous sense of meaning. It is a two way flow of resources.
IT'S UP TO US
We work to help change the lives of hundreds of children and experience the transformation of our lives at the same time. Our families and communities at home experience the contagious blessings of gratitude and generosity.