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Watoto Child Care Ministries is a ministry of Watoto Church, which is based in Uganda, East Africa.

Privileged with more than 30 years of the favour of God in this region, Watoto Church believes in being relevant to the community in which it resides by expediting love, justice and equity to a lost and dying world.

This is done through holistic ministry to the whole man: spirit, soul and body.

Watoto Church

Privacy Policy

Watoto Child Care Ministries and our related entities appreciate that privacy is very important. We take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. We will never sell your personal information, and we will only share or use it as described here.

This Privacy Policy covers Watoto’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we collect or hold. This personal information, whether collected on paper, stored on a computer database, or recorded on other material, will be collected and dealt with appropriately, and safeguards have been put in place to ensure this under the General Data Protection Regulations.

How to Change Your Preferences

You can contact any of the Watoto support offices to change or update your preferences at any time. See here for specific contact information.

For the UK specific Data Privacy Policy, please click here.
For the Norwegian specific Privacy Policy, please click here.

How We Operate

We operate in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) nationally and globally. We are committed to maintaining your personal rights and allow all supporters to change or withdraw their opt-in options at any time.

Who This Privacy Policy Applies To

Watoto was set up as a compassionate response to children orphaned, abandoned and left vulnerable due to war, poverty and disease. In addition, we come alongside women who bear the brunt of these conditions. Watoto is head-quartered in Uganda and has various regional support offices around the world.

This policy relates to supporters of Watoto globally. It applies to individuals who have registered with Watoto as a sponsor, donor, Watoto Children’s Choir host, visitor, volunteer, customer and administrator or in any other capacity. Processing of your data is required in order to offer you these services. 

Sensitive Data

We do not collect any sensitive data, except for Visit Watoto team members and individual volunteers. The sensitive data we collect includes details about their health and behavioural norms.

What This Policy Applies To

This section describes the lawful basis for processing your data and applies to the information about yourself that you choose to provide us with or that you allow us to collect. This includes:

  • Information you provide when you set up your sponsorship/donation
  • Information you provide when you sign up for our email updates
  • Information you provide in forms for visit Watoto trips or volunteering
  • Information you provide related to Watoto Children’s Choir enquiries and bookings
  • Information you provide when you use our website
  • Information relating to purchases and other transactions
  • Information given and stored as part of our ongoing relationship

Scope of Consent

By submitting your personal data to us, you are affirming your explicit consent for such information to be used in accordance with the intended purpose and this privacy policy. You will be able to withdraw that consent at any time by the methods described.

Opting Out at a Later Date

Once you have given your consent, you can amend or withdraw your consent at any time. You can also choose to object to processing at any time. We respect all user rights. If you have any comments or wish to complain, please contact us at any time.

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data
  • Request correction of your personal data
  • Request erasure of your personal data
  • Object to processing of your personal data
  • Request restriction of processing your personal data
  • Request transfer of your personal data
  • Right to withdraw consent

How we store and process your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it. If we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground of processing.

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.


Sponsors will receive our Christmas updates as well as letters from the Watoto support office closest to you and sponsored individual as part of your sponsorship administration.

You will receive email updates, fundraising campaigns and newsletters from us if you have opted in or as outlined by the General Data Protection Regulations specific to your country, for example through our website and forms, at Watoto events or by phone/email.

You can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of our email updates, fundraising campaigns and newsletters.

Our Obligations

Watoto Child Care Ministries is the Data Controller.  In relation to the information that you provide to us, we are legally responsible for how that information is handled. We will comply with the Data Protection Act specific to your country in the way we use and share your personal data.

Watoto intends to ensure that personal information is treated lawfully and correctly. To this end, Watoto will adhere to the Principles of Data Protection. Specifically, the Principles require that personal information:

  • Shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met
  • Shall be obtained only for one or more of the purposes specified in the Act, and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes
  • Shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to those purpose(s)
  • Shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  •  Shall not be kept for longer than is necessary
  •  Shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
  • Shall be kept secure by the Data Controller who takes appropriate technical and other measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing or accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal information

Contacting us, exercising your Information Rights and Complaints

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, wish to exercise your information rights in connection with the personal data you have shared with us or wish to complain, please contact: The Data Protection Officer at Watoto Child Care Ministries. We will process SARs (Subject Access Requests) within 20 working days. We fully comply with Data Protection legislation and will assist in any investigation or request made by the appropriate authorities.


Terms & Conditions

Watoto Child Care Ministries and our related entities appreciate that privacy is very important. Watoto has adopted this Privacy Policy as we recognise the right of people to keep their personal information private. This Privacy Policy covers Watoto’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we collect or hold.

1. The information we collect

Watoto will collect general information about you, such as your name, address, and contact details so we can contact you. We may also collect this and other types of personal information during the course of dealing with you, for example when you wish to obtain goods or services from the Watoto Store, when you register for conferences, events or as a member of a team, and when you participate in Watoto activities or complete other forms. Where practical, the purpose for which we collect personal information will be made clear at the time of collection. If you do not provide us with certain information we may be unable to provide you with access to some of our services or the assistance you have requested.

Users can generally visit the Watoto website without revealing who they are or other personal information unless they log on, place an order or register with us. Watoto will not collect any personal information about visitors to the website except when they knowingly provide it.

2. How we use your information

Watoto will not rent, sell or lease your personal information to others.

Watoto will use the personal information we collect for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law. We will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:

(a) to establish and maintain your involvement with Watoto, including providing you with newsletters;

(b) to provide the products or services you have requested from Watoto;

(c) to answer your inquiry;

(d) to register you for events, conferences or promotions;

(e) to assist us to make the Watoto services and products more valuable to our community;

(f) for direct promotion of products or services and to keep you informed of new developments we believe may be of interest to you. If we contact you in this way without obtaining your prior consent, we will provide you with the opportunity to decline any further promotional communications;

(g) to third parties where we have retained those third parties to assist us to operate Watoto and provide the products or services you have requested, such as religious education instructors, catering and event coordinators, promotions companies, transport providers, health care providers, website hosts and IT consultants, and our professional advisers such as consultants, lawyers and accountants. In some circumstances we may need to disclose sensitive information about you to third parties as part of the services you have requested; and

(h) to different parts of Watoto to enable the development and promotion of other products and services and to improve our general ability to assist the wider community.

3. Access to your information

You can request access to the personal information that Watoto holds about you by contacting Watoto. We will provide you with access to your personal information unless we are legally authorised to refuse your request. We may charge a reasonable amount for providing access.

If you wish to change personal information that is out of date or inaccurate at any time please contact us. After notice from you, we will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information wherever practicable.

We may refuse your request to access, amend or delete your personal information in certain circumstances. If we do refuse your request, we will provide you with a reason for our decision and, in the case of amendment, we will note with your personal information that you have disputed its accuracy.

4. Security

Watoto will take reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information which we hold and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Personal information is stored in a secure server or secure files.

The Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, Watoto cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.

5. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Watoto may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by having the amended version available on our website at www.watoto.com. We suggest that you visit our website regularly to keep up to date with any changes.

6. Contacting us

If you would like any further information, or have any queries, problems or complaints relating to Watoto’s Privacy Policy or our information handling practices in general, please contact us by filling out the form on the contacts page, calling or writing to a Watoto office address near you on the contacts page.


1. Restrictions

All information and or content provided by Watoto website is protected by copyright laws and is owned by Watoto. This information and or content includes, but is not limited to, graphics, images, photographs, audio clips, video clips, text, articles, and the Watoto logo, which is a registered trademark of Watoto.
You may not publish, modify, copy, distribute, sell, transfer, or reproduce in any way the material on this website without prior written permission from Watoto.

You may not, without the permission of Watoto, mirror or frame any material which is contained on this website. Watoto, also prohibits unauthorised links to the site and reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames.
This site may contain links that will let you access other websites that are not under the control of Watoto. The links are only provided as a convenience, and Watoto does not endorse any of these sites. Watoto assumes no responsibility or liability for any material that may be accessed on other websites reached through this site, nor does Watoto make any representation regarding the quality of any product or service contained at any such site.

Watoto has no responsibility or liability for any material on other websites that may contain links to this site.

The unauthorised use of any of the material contained on this website may violate certain copyright laws, trademark laws, communications regulations and statutes, and laws concerning privacy and publicity. 

2. Sponsorship Terms of Service

To review the sponsorship terms of service, please click here

3. Sponsorship Funds FAQs

See most frequently asked questions about the allocation of sponsorship funds here

4. Refund Policy

Donation and Sponsorship payments are NON-REFUNDABLE for all transactions once payment information is provided and the funds are remitted.

5. Acceptance of Terms of Use

The use of the Watoto website is subject to the terms of use as defined and governed by this copyright policy, which constitutes a legal binding agreement between you and Watoto. By using this website you hereby acknowledge that you have read, understood, and are in agreement to be bound by the terms of use as defined and governed by this copyright policy.

Founded by Gary and Marilyn Skinner, Watoto was birthed through Watoto Church; a thriving, community-focused church the couple planted in Kampala, Uganda, in 1984. 

The Watoto Story
Back in 1988, in a town called Rakai, Gary Skinner was confronted by a stark reality that he could not ignore. Eight years earlier, he and his young family had moved to Uganda; a country that was known for its violence and poverty. They planted a church in Kampala, which they believed God would use to restore hope to the city and nation.

Uganda’s people had endured so much. Corrupt and oppressive rulers had waged ruthless wars against the people and, when they were done with their slaughter, nearly a million were dead.

Widows and Orphans
Gary was taken to visit a 79-year-old widow who had mothered seven children. As they walked through the banana groves behind her small hut, she pointed out the graves of her husband and six of her children. AIDS had killed them all. Her one surviving child, a daughter, was dying of the same disease. Visiting this woman stirred Gary to the core of his being and became one of the defining moments of his life. 

He was reminded of James 1: 27, which says: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

In 1994, Watoto Child Care Ministries was birthed out of Watoto Church as a result of this encounter. It started with one simple house in Kansanga; a suburb that is eight kilometres south of Kampala. Here, eight orphans and a widow were given the chance to become a new family.

Gary and Marilyn Skinner
Gary and Marilyn Skinner are the passionate and visionary leaders of Watoto Ministries, which includes Watoto Church, Watoto Child Care Ministries, Watoto Children’s Choir and Living Hope.

Watoto Church
In 1984, Gary and Marilyn founded Watoto Church in the heart of Uganda’s war-torn capital, Kampala.

Watoto Church is a dynamic, cell-based community church that welcomes more than 24,000 people each weekend to celebrate Christ. Gary passionately believes that it is the responsibility of the local church to solve community problems. Watoto Church cares for the community holistically through over 2,900 cell groups, which meet in people’s homes each week.

Watoto Child Care Ministries
Gary and Marilyn founded Watoto Child Care Ministries in 1994. The couple established this international organisation as a compassionate response to the plight of the millions of children across Africa who have been orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.

Watoto Child Care Ministries currently cares for more than 3,000 children within three Watoto villages. Each child living in these villages is raised in a family setting rather than an institution. The Skinners’ vision is that the children be raised to become the future leaders of Uganda and Africa. 

Watoto Children’s Choir
The Watoto Children’s Choir tours the world annually to advocate millions of African children currently orphaned by AIDS, poverty and war. The choir’s Concerts of Hope are held in churches, community halls and schools across the globe.

The Watoto Children’s Choir has performed before royalty and world leaders at Buckingham Palace, at the White House and at many national parliaments across the globe. Wherever they go, audiences are inspired as the children sing, dance and celebrate their stories of hope.

Watoto Neighbourhood

Through Watoto Neighbourhood, we are committed to millions of women who bear the brunt of horrific injustices. Their key needs include housing, healthcare support, employment and education for their children. As we embrace them by meeting their essential needs and empower them to take care of their own families, together we are engaging community for positive transformation.

Watoto is a family of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong.

In a time of civil war, we planted Watoto Church in Kampala, Uganda to speak hope and life to the nation.

Since then, Watoto has placed thousands of orphans in families, empowered vulnerable women to reach their communities, rescued babies and former child soldiers, and sent children’s choirs across six continents.

As we work alongside the most vulnerable in our society, our aim is to rescue individuals and raise each one as a leader in their sphere of life so that, in turn, they will rebuild the nation.

In over 30 years, the challenges facing the nation have changed, but the vision remains the same.

In all of this, Watoto remains a local church, committed to celebrating Christ and caring for community.