Kawempe Child Development Program (KCDP)

BACKGROUND
Kawempe child development Program is a program of Bible Gospel Ministries (BGM) Kawempe in partnership with Africa Renewal Ministries (ARM). KCDP is located in Kawempe division, North of Kampala city and it is 8kms away from the city center. It is located in a slummy and industrial area which is densely populated and surrounded by a Moslem community. BGM realized that many of the families in the community could not meet their children’s educational needs due to their vulnerability and the vast need to provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children living in the slum community of Kawempe division, through provision of tuition, scholastic materials, health financing and other basic needs. It was upon this background that compelled BGM to lobby for any possible opportunity to support such families. In 2004, Bible Gospel Ministries was blessed with a child sponsorship program supported by ARM.


Currently, the program sponsors 258 children and it is headed by BGM Overseer who is also a Senior Pastor of Bible Gospel Church Kawempe. ‘Edward Mwesigwa Baligonzaki’ The program is run by the Project Director ‘Ronald Kuteesa’ who is assisted by two social workers, and a volunteer together with the eleven member committee headed by the chairperson.

Vision
Networks of Next Generation Christian Leaders

Mission
Developing and Equipping generations of leaders through ARM initiatives, churches and other strategic partnerships for holistic social transformation.

What we do
We sponsor about 250 children and we provide them with;
• Education support
• Health support
• Spiritual support
• Social support

The children go to various schools/universities around the country. Luckily, there are those students that completed their education and are now working to earn a living.

JUSTIFICATION
Kawempe community is a slum, multi tribal and generally dominated by a Muslim population. Bible Gospel Ministries has been impacting the community through the gospel and development activities. As they continued with their ministry, they realized many needs in the community which they could not address in their capacity. Among the many needs identified were;

• Unemployment, Illiteracy, Ignorance, Drug abuse, Diseases and None school going children. Bible gospel Ministries in partnership with Africa Renewal Ministries came up with an idea of starting up a child development program which has greatly impacted the children’s lives in particular as well as the community in general. Our focus is put majorly on the holistic development of a child. The following aspects are emphasized at KCDP; Spiritual, Leadership, Education, and Health development.

For more information about Kawempe Child Development Program (KCDP)
Email Project Director at info@biblegospelministries.org
www.biblegospelministries.org