Who we are

Matthew 25:35, 40 NIV, 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 40 The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

BRING UP A CHILD MINISTRY UGANDA (BCMU) is a non-profit Christian organization based in Bugiri District in the Eastern Uganda. The ministry exists to serve the homeless, distressed and HIV/AIDS orphans and families marginalized with poverty. The unique challenges of these children/people are addressed through programs that promote:

  • Spiritual welfare
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Poverty eradication
  • Social-economical sustainability

Beneficiaries

Our Impact

Children Helped

2,800+

Restored Homes

230,000+

Our Vision

Empowered children reaching their optimum potential so that maximal function and spiritual growth and development are achieved, vulnerability reduced and the effects of disability minimized so that they may overcome many of the barriers that they and their families face.

Our Mission

Working through the church and with the community members to spiritually develop and improve the socio-economic wellbeing of the orphans and vulnerable children to empower them become capable of responding to their challenges. To improve on the quality of life in the rural and among the vulnerable as they are challenged with poverty, illiteracy non communicable and other diseases

Our Core Values

God fearing, Team work, Transparency and accountability, Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Trustworthy and Equality.

Our History

Bring Up A Child Ministry Uganda started in 2018. But the idea for the ministry was birthed in 2009. Along the way, we saw a lot: little children, teenagers, young adults, mothers, and the elderly in Kikabala, Nakavule, and Namuganza, Bugiri District; all going without education, food, clothes, medication, clean water, school materials, shelter and more. We saw these challenges, and they touched our hearts.

We felt that these vulnerable groups needed God’s love. They needed to know who God is, what He’s done and continues to do for them. William Waiswa was born with a passion for evangelism, a desire to share the Gospel.

He saw the plight of the people in Bugiri as an opportunity to reach lost souls. He began his mission by gathering children and the youth at Nakavule Lutheran church and school, one of our local partner churches and schools.

He revealed to them the true love of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, certain that only God could bring true change to their lives.

His parents and Siblings, always open to sharing Christ’s love, joined William in this daring endeavor, using their gifts to reach out to desperate communities.

They continue to volunteer their time and resources to the ministry, ready and willing to assist whenever the need arises. Their generosity has given us the impetus to work harder, reach more vulnerable men and women, and transform this country.

Today, Bring Up A Child Ministry continually pursues the theme, “touching lives with the hand of Christ,” revealed in Matthew 25: 35, 40. Our success is rooted in our desire to glorify God, making his name known among the suffering masses.

5th January, 2021

First Meetup in Bugiri!
This was our first meeting

5th February, 2021

Second Meetup in Jinja!
Our second board meeting in Jinja

5th March, 2021

General meeting
The general meeting was attended by all members

5th April, 2021

Water Project
We started working on water projects in schools.

Meet Our Team

Namutamba Beatrice

Programs Manager
She is blessed with one beautiful daughter, Amy. Beatrice is a social worker with a Bachelor’s degree in Development studies from Uganda Christian University, and a masters of arts of ethics and development studies from Uganda Martyrs University. Beatrice’s parents have been her greatest inspiration in life and are the main reason that she is the woman she is today. She is currently the programs manager at Bring up a child ministry Uganda. She loves ministry because she was born in a Christian family and grew up in a Christian family. In her words, “I feel serving Christ is all I gonna do with my career by serving the community as one way of giving back to the community”.

Email: nbeatrice@bringupachild.org

William Waiswa

Finance and Administration Manager
He is an accountant, and financial analyst. He is the Finance and Administration manager and co-founder of Bring up a child ministry Uganda. He has a 4 years’ experience in non-profit funds management. William holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science Accounting and Finance and a Diploma in Business Administration and management from Team University Kampala. William’s passion is serving Christ through community outreach. He is a Lutheran theologian, a Rotarian and a traveler, and Christian music lover. In his words, “the journey of hope starts with a beckoning of the heart, from the warm smiles of the precious lives in our new home. Today and tomorrow we rise, to plant our first seeds of hope, and look to the future for a garden of peace. On the inside, our hope springs eternal, Bring up a child ministry Uganda”.

Email: william@bringupachild.org

Ochan Ronald

Program Officer
He is a father of one beloved Son. He holds a bachelor’s degree in community based and Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University. Ronald’s passion of ministry drove him to serve Christ by reaching out to people in the community by sharing the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ronald enjoys reading novels, football, movies, traveling and appreciates humanitarian causes. Ronald currently works at Bring up a child ministry Uganda as the program officer.

Zalika Nawesa

Program Officer – Education Department
She is married and a mother of one beautiful daughter, Zoe and a son Clayton. Zalika is a social worker with her exceptional community experience paired with her zeal to promote peace. This drives her to constantly create bonds with people she lives and works around while sharing simple knowledge that can improve one’s quality of life. In her line of work, nothing brings her greater sense of satisfaction than caring for others happiness and wellbeing in the community and by completing a project that will make a difference to humanity especially children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science, and masters of art in public administration from Islamic university in Uganda. Currently she is the program officer in education department at Bring up a child ministry Uganda.

Email:  nzalika@bringupachild.org

Naigulu Tapenesi

Office Manager
She is the youngest, super talented and most smiling lady in our staff. Tapenesi is a qualified nursery teacher and holds a certificate in Nursery teaching. She is very passionate about her ministry work. Tapenesi loves spending most of her time with kids and sharing the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ, and hand crafts. Tapenesi is a Sunday school teacher at Nakavule Lutheran church of Uganda. And She is currently our office manager at Bring up a child ministry office.

Mpeta Florence

Ministry Nurse
She is a single mother with two beloved daughters and 10 grandchildren. She has a vast experience of twenty years and above in nursing specializing in human medicine. Florence is very kind and compassionate and greatly loves her job. She is our ministry nurse at Bring up a child ministry Uganda. She is a devoted Christian and enjoys making crafts in her free time, singing Christian music and reading the Lusoga bible.

Mabuga Tom

Community Volunteer
Tom is a devoted Christian and born in Nakavule village one of our area of operation in Bugiri District.  He is our community volunteer and the chairperson of the caregiver’s farmers group. Tom loves his work in the community especially follow-up visits. He loves football, and traveling, and church fellowships.

Testimonials

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What We Do

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FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Child Sponsorship ensures that your sponsored child is able to attend school, remain within their family’s care, receive healthy meals to fuel their studies, and save for their future education. Our sponsorship ideal also means a portion of your monthly support will allow Bring up a child ministry Uganda( BCMU) to implement life changing programs for children in need in Uganda.

Yes! You can sponsor as many children as you like!

The minimum amount to sponsor a child is $39 a month. Monthly sponsorship opportunities are also available at $50, $60 and $80 per month. You are also welcome to fully sponsor a child’s education. Please reach out to us if you’d like to learn more.

Our sponsorship ideal uses a portion of your monthly support which will allow BCMU to implement life changing programs for children in need in Uganda. These programs help us break the cycle of an orphan by improving child welfare, Spiritual welfare, strengthening disadvantaged families, and mentoring orphans aging out so they can reach their full potential.  These are just a few examples of the unbelievable work happening around Ugandan communities thanks to amazing sponsors like you!

Our sponsorship ideal uses a portion of your monthly support which will allow BCMU to implement life changing programs for children in need in Uganda. These programs help us break the cycle of an orphan by improving child welfare, Spiritual welfare, strengthening disadvantaged families, and mentoring orphans aging out so they can reach their full potential.  These are just a few examples of the unbelievable work happening around Ugandan communities thanks to amazing sponsors like you!

We understand the realities of individual financial situations. If you need to discontinue your child sponsorship, we will work to identify another person to take your place in supporting your sponsored child.  We also invite you to participate in that process by advocating with family, friends, and co-workers to help to identify a new sponsor for the child you support!

Our prayer is that many children BCMU supports through sponsorship will rise out of poverty and no longer need the assistance of a sponsorship program. Should this happen, we will notify you about the change in your child’s circumstances and will happily reassign your sponsorship to another child in need of sponsorship support. Your ongoing support can have a lifelong impact on the lives of many vulnerable children in Uganda.

In addition to the knowledge that you are truly intervening for the one and the many, sponsors receive:

  • The ability to correspond with your sponsored child.
  • A special update and photos, videos of your sponsored child twice or more every year.
  • A special video greeting from your sponsored child each year.
  • The option to send a Christmas gift and greeting to your sponsored child.
  • Receive a receipt for tax deductions on any monthly donations
  • The joy of knowing you are changing a child’s life forever!

You can help others learn more about the life-changing effects of sponsoring a child by becoming an official BCMU Diplomat! BCMU’s Diplomats are a team of passionate advocates who are willing to invite friends, families and communities to learn more about the needs of orphaned children around the world and how they too can become a sponsor.  BCMU Diplomats may host small events, post on social media or team up with our BCMU sponsorship team to find new ways to spread the word about children in need of sponsorship support. Please contact us to learn more about how you can become a BCMU Diplomat!

For every sponsorship dollar you contribute, 85 per cents goes directly to BCMU’s sponsorship program! The remaining 15 per cents goes toward administrative costs.

Depending on your sponsorship level, 6, 18, or 30 additional children receive life-changing support opportunities annually thanks to your sponsorship contribution! These allow us to break the cycle of poverty for these children by uplifting home cares, intervening for at-risk children so they never enter an institution, and helping young people living in institutions to attend college so they can grow into independent, successful adults. Through your sponsorship, you’re intervening for these additional kids in addition to continuing to change the life of your current sponsored child.

Sponsorship Diplomats are passionate sponsors who are committed to advocating for the vulnerable children within BCMU’s sponsorship programs. Driven to broaden their impact of sponsorship, Diplomats invite friends, families and communities to learn more about the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda. By empowering others to become sponsors, Diplomats help to ensure that children around the world can remain within their family’s loving care, continue their education, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty.

Support our Work

When you sponsor a child, you will be personally connected with a boy or a girl who will know your name and treasure the thought that you care. Your monthly support USD.39 will provide life changing opportunities like:

  1. Mentoring and a safe Christian family through a local Christian church
  2. Most importantly, the opportunity to hear God’s word to grow in Grace
  3. Opportunity to attend and stay in school
  4. Medical care
  5. Nourishing food

Bring up a child sponsorship program allow God to work through your donation gifts to empower a child fight poverty. Sponsor a child today.