Watoto responds to Africa’s orphan crisis by placing parentless children into new families. Here they are given the opportunity to grow up in a safe and loving environment.
Through Watoto’s Living Hope program, we also provide crucial support to vulnerable women, enabling them to stay alive and care for their children.
The story of Watoto is one of hope, transformation and empowerment. Since 1993, Watoto has enabled thousands of disadvantaged people to regain control of their lives, and to understand their potential.
With a unique, holistic approach, and a commitment to excellence, Watoto continues to rescue vulnerable women and children, and raise them as leaders so that they can rebuild the nations of Africa.
Founded by Gary and Marilyn Skinner, Watoto is an essential component of Watoto Church, a thriving local congregation, which they planted in Kampala, Uganda in 1983.