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About

Watoto is an ever growing family and we’d like to welcome you on board as we together rescue a child, raise a leader and rebuild a nation.

1. Business Development & Partnerships Internship (Watoto Australia ONLY)
*This opportunity is for those located in the Brisbane, QLD area.
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2. Bus Drivers (Watoto Australia ONLY)
*This is a full-time position which involves living away from home and travelling throughout Australia.
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3. Truck Drivers (Watoto Australia ONLY)
*This is a full-time position which involves living away from home and travelling throughout Australia.
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4. Sponsorship Coordinator (Watoto UK ONLY)
Application Deadline: 16 January 2017
Applications go to paulh@watoto.com
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WATOTO UGANDA (HEAD OFFICE)
WATOTO CHURCH BUILDING
PLOT 73 KAMPALA ROAD
PO BOX 26366. KAMPALA UGANDA
PHONE: +256 (0)414 313 561
EMAIL: UGANDA@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICES

WATOTO ASIA
UNIT J, 3/F, PHASE 1, KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, 
472-484 KWUN TONG ROAD, KOWLOON, HONG KONG
TEL : +852 2639 9797 
EMAIL: ASIA@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO AUSTRALIA
PO BOX 782 SPRINGWOOD, QLD 4127
PHONE: +61 (0)7 3806 0311
EMAIL: AUSTRALIA@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO BRASIL
RUA PROFESSOR JOÃO SOARES BARCELOS, 3185 – SALA 2
CEP: 81.670-080
CURITIBA, PR
EMAIL: BRASIL@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO CANADA
3310 SOUTH SERVICE RD, SUITE 103
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO L7N 3M6 
PHONE: 1-888-9WATOTO
               1-888-992-8686
FAX: 905-635-8580
EMAIL: CANADA@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO EUROPE
PO BOX 64946
LONDON, E4 0EF

PHONE: +44 203 225 1048
EMAIL: EUROPE@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO NEDERLAND
SOESTDIJKSEKADE 343, 2574 AL DEN HAAG
EMAIL: NEDERLAND@WATOTO.COM
CHARITY NO: 1090810

WATOTO SCANDINAVIA
POSTBOKS 200, 4303 SANDNES
PHONE: +47 977 61 010
EMAIL: SCANDINAVIA@WATOTO.COM

WATOTO USA
PO BOX 1320, LUTZ, FL 33548-1320
PHONE: +1-813-948-4343
EMAIL: USA@WATOTO.COM


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. 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. 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.

COPYRIGHT POLICY:

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. 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.

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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.

COPYRIGHT POLICY:

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. 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.

Living Hope
In addition to championing the cause of orphaned children, Watoto is committed to restoring dignity to HIV-positive women who are left to bear the brunt of AIDS, war and social injustice. Over 3,000 women have experienced improved quality of life through Watoto’s Living Hope. Their 15,000 plus children also have a better chance of fulfilling their potential as a result of Living Hope.

Many of these women have been victims of human trafficking, abducted from their homes as young girls and distributed among rebel soldiers as sex slaves. Through Living Hope, they are equipped with useful life skills through vocational training. They are also empowered through income-generating projects, which enable them to become productive members of the community. The comprehensive psychosocial support these women have received

The story of Watoto is one of hope, transformation and empowerment. Since 1994, Watoto has enabled thousands of disadvantaged children and adults to regain control of their lives and to realise their potential.

Watoto Child Care Ministries
Watoto Child Care Ministries has cared for more than 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children since it was established in 1994, with over 3,000 currently receiving care. Some are former child soldiers and some were born to rebel leaders during the civil war.

Many of these children have gone on to become lawyers, teachers, computer scientists, journalists, farmers and doctors. As a result of the care and education they have received, they are now impacting society in a positive way. 

Living Hope
Watoto’s Living Hope initiative provides crucial support to vulnerable women, helping them to stay alive and to care for their children. To date, dignity has been restored to more than 3,000 vulnerable women through Living Hope. These women have been empowered with literacy, business and practical skills. Their children – numbering more than 15,000 boys and girls – now have a better chance in life.