Weema Clinic delivers first baby!

Weema Clinic delivers first baby!

Last month, the Weema Clinic celebrated its first birth since opening. The delivery was urgent, and despite lack of equipment and resources at the clinic, the team was able to deliver a healthy baby. The baby’s mother was a child whom KCM rescued from sexual abuse by...

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Child sacrifice cases rise during COVID

Child sacrifice cases rise during COVID

Frontline workers in Kyampisi have reported that the incidence of abuse (which includes rape, paedophilia, domestic violence and trafficking) has sharply risen during COVID-19. There has also been an increase in witchcraft-related child abductions and sacrifices, with...

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House for 21 infants almost complete!

House for 21 infants almost complete!

Although COVID-19 has limited some movements and purchasing abilities, progress on Milele’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) House has been steady. When it’s complete, the ECD House will have the capacity to care for 21 children up to five years old in Kisumu, Kenya....

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When the starving get hungrier…

When the starving get hungrier…

The team had just visited a home in Nateete’s slums with food, soap and school supplies, when instantly a father started sobbing in front of his children, tears streaming down his face. The last three months has been one of the most challenging times for families...

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A street boy’s life during lockdown

A street boy’s life during lockdown

When you went into COVID-19 lockdown, maybe you started fearing for your health, job security or food supply. After all, we didn’t know what it would mean for us. But you probably never once feared that you would be beaten. Or chased out of your town. Or attacked in...

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New centre opens as the world shuts down

New centre opens as the world shuts down

Just as our world was shutting down and closing its doors in April, a new Drop-In Centre in Kenya was doing the exact opposite. It seemed like perfect timing that a safe place of care and support was opening up to street boys at a time when they would become even more...

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Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown

Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown

Lockdown life in Uganda is definitely a change for locals, where so much of life is out on the streets. Usually, small businesses and outdoor markets are the heartbeat of so many Ugandan cities. It’s usually a place where people ride bikes, walk or many cram into...

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Important update about COVID-19

Important update about COVID-19

Wherever you live, no doubt you’ve been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and are currently in some form of lockdown or isolation. Here’s an update on how our Partners and their communities are coping at the moment amidst the restrictions and distancing. Up until...

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Weema: When a dream becomes reality

Weema: When a dream becomes reality

By Dr Geoff Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer Back in 2010, I found myself sitting next to a young man called Peter Sewakiryanga while on a plane returning from South Africa. It was a chance meeting that really was ‘meant to be’ because the airline made an error and I was seated...

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A school that’s changing a village

A school that’s changing a village

By Anne Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer The story of Rock Hill School is one of miracle after miracle. From chance meetings on planes, to the generosity of sponsors, the school now stands with 400+ students. It’s a story of slow but steady progress that has completely changed...

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The race to build a place of healing

The race to build a place of healing

As the concrete slab is poured for the new rehabilitation centre in Kyampisi, it’s hard for workers on the ground not to become a little emotional. It’s been many years of planning, dreaming and praying to reach this stage. And finally, progress can be seen. When it’s...

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Trafficked children given a home

Trafficked children given a home

With your help, Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM) is about to care for more than 12 trafficked children who have been rescued. These children, aged 4 to 12 years old, were trafficked across Uganda by a terrorist group looking for child soldiers to fight in armed...

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