Rating: 5 stars 26 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, International, Religion
Location: PO Box 579 Durham NH 03824 USA
Results: ChildVoice is operating a comprehensive program in Northern Uganda, including a rehabilitation center for formerly abducted girls and their children, a primary school, a health center, and several water and sanitation projects. In that past 3 years, 58 child mothers and their 76 children have benefited from our programs (finished or are in center now). Over 44,000 patients have been seen and treated at the health center, and 7 water points have been renovated and are being monitored. 530 children are now back in school at the Lukodi Primary School.
Target demographics: War affected children and communities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000
Programs: Rehabilitation center for war affected girls and their children; primary care health center; economic development activities; and water and sanitation projects.
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My wife and I have served in ministry in mostly urban communities most recently in the Seaboard Region of New Hampshire. I had the privilege of travelling to Uganda with ChildVoice and it was hugely transformational for me personally and in my capacity as a Pastor. The organization provided in depth orientation, and information coupled with a demonstrated knowledge of the country's infrastructure and diligent care for those travelling abroad. The work they are doing in Uganda is exceptional, having witnessed the complexities of 3rd world developments and the challenges many non profits experience, ChildVoice is navigating those challenges and leading the way for sustainable program models. If you desire a life changing experience and a desire to view the world from a one of a kind vantage point, investing and partnering with ChildVoice will achieve that and more in your life.
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Falling asleep in a mud hut, listening to the joyful sounds of girls and their children singing and praying is an experience I will never forget. As a volunteer with ChildVoice, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Uganda, working with the girls and staff. It was a life changing experience, spent in the African bush with people who have experienced the worst of mankind's inhumanity. CVI is reforming former child soldiers, and providing them with the life skills and education necessary to reintegrate into their communities as productive citizens. Not only has the circle of violence stopped for these girls, but it has stopped for their children as well. Where there was once pain and hardship, there is now hope.
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During interviews, I came to understand the personal horrors these girls have experienced and understood the difficult steps they took to recovery. Graduates explained how they are using their business skills/trade (taught at CVI), to support themselves, their children and their extended families. Local program stakeholders helped me understand how CVI outreach has shifted public opinion; girls who were once hated outcasts are now vital members of the community.
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