Transforming Uganda is a subsidiary of Christian Life Ministries (CLM), a registered 501(c)3. Transforming Uganda was founded by the pastors of CLM, Pastor Jackson Senyonga and his wife Eve Senyonga. CLM has worked for more than ten years on bringing the orphaned, widowed, and vulnerable women and children of Uganda into a safe place for them to live, learn, and thrive. With the help of many contributors, CLM has built two villages, totaling nearly 100 homes. Each of these homes is capable of housing 10-20 children and a house mum. In addition to these homes, CLM collaborated with others to build a new primary school with a capacity of 2000 students.
Our focus at Transforming Uganda is to educate the next generation of Ugandans so they can become the future transformers of their society and culture. Our dream is to fill the halls of our new school with Ugandan children full of potential and ambition. CLM began this dream by developing the space needed to educate children, Transforming Uganda is the solution to gathering more of the at risk and needy children and providing them with an education.
A common misconception is that if a child has a mother, father, grandparent, or another guardian, then they must be able to attend primary school. In Uganda, the average income is $1.20 per day ($440 annually). Primary schools in Uganda can cost $50-$780 annually, dependent upon the quality of the education. As a result, more than 15 percent of school-aged children do not attend; those who do desperately need more classrooms and teachers. With more than half of the population of Uganda under the age of 15; and the 96 percent of Ugandan children that are vulnerable to abuse in their own households, schools, and communities--we believe every child we can educate is worth the time, effort, and money.
Transforming Uganda is working to bring more children out of poverty by finding people, like you, who will choose to support them throughout their education. We are a private "higher education" boarding school with a passion for giving hopeless children--hope; impoverished lives--a future; and forgotten ones--the chance to transform their society.
So who runs this? Where does your money actually go? Nowadays there are many programs that claim to support "African children", you'll hear things like "for less than 35 cents per day you can save a child". While we believe most organizations have good intentions, we are weary of programs that are extremely vague about exactly who you are supporting and what you are paying for. We aim to be as transparent as we can. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's a broken down response to who we are and what we provide.
- 2 Founders.
- 30 Dormitory Mums.
- 35 Educators.
- 1 Doctor.
- 1 Nurse.
- 1 Stateside Advocate.
- 230 [and counting] Children.
- Full-time Education (Monday-Saturday)
- School Uniform
- Medical Attention
- Housing (dormitory style, 10-20 children with one house mum)
- Food (3 meals per day)
- Extra-curricular activities (Soccer, choir, art, drama, etc.)