Watoto projects are positioned to help transform the lives of the orphaned children and vulnerable women in Africa.
The Watoto Model
The Watoto model is based on the core vision to rescue, raise and rebuild.
It comprises the construction of children’s villages, which provide a homely environment, where children are housed, clothed, fed, educated and spiritually discipled, with the intention to train and equip them as future leaders. The goal is to provide holistic, residential care for every child so that each one will become a responsible Christian and a productive citizen of Uganda and Africa.
The villages cater for children (2 years of age and above), while Watoto has also set up homes for babies to care for those abandoned or left vulnerable between the age of 0 and 2.
Read more about the villages and babies' homes here.
In 2007, Watoto turned its attention to the child soldier crisis in Northern Uganda. What we found is a community – children, women and men – left despondent, desperate and stripped of dignity, value and hope.
Watoto set out to work alongside the local Government in this region to identify the core needs of the community for the purpose of healing and restoration both individually and as a whole. Read more...
The most marginalised and wounded people in Africa are women. Left abandoned or widowed, many of them HIV+ and physically mutilated, they are destitute fearing that their children will soon join the ranks of Africa’s countless orphans. Read more
The Watoto mission is not simply about saving as many orphaned children and vulnerable women as possible. It is about raising them up to become future leaders who will bring about sustainable change in their nation. It is, therefore, critical to generate self-sustainability for continuing development. Read more…