We are an organization that consists of people who love children and wants to stand next to children suffering from Hunger but also to their families. Godwin Charity believe that every child, everywhere, has the right to a happy and healthy life. This means we work hard to Find solutions that are sustainable. Our work started in 2019 and our base is in Mityana, Uganda.
Our mission is to rescue orphans and at-risk children from the inner villages of Uganda and provide them with shelter, food, clothing, education, good health care, and a home.
Godwin Charity Foundation was founded in 2019 by Brother Ssentumbwe Ronald of Mityana. Many children had been orphaned because of the rampant spread of HIV/AIDS as well as the outbreak of COVID-19. With nowhere to live and no family left to care for them, these children were more susceptible than ever to violence, exploitation and disease. Joseph Kaweesi and Mawanda Andrew took orphans into their own home, trusting God alone to provide for their needs. They did this with prayers to somehow obtain funds to purchase a plot of land on which to build a home for children. God answered that prayer and they have been able to buy that land. GODWIN CHARITY FOUNDATION now provides a safe refuge for over 50 children, and gives them the opportunity to go to school, access medical care, and provide opportunities to learn a new trade for future employment.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every part of the country to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children. Life is extremely difficult for children who have been orphaned in Uganda. Uganda shares the issues that all of the other countries in that region face. In addition to extreme poverty and high incidences of malaria and AIDS, there is the ever-looming history of conflict in this part of Africa. The country has experienced hardship in the past as thousands of children left their families to avoid abduction and recruitment into the Lord’s Resistance Army, acquiring for themselves the title of “Night Commuters.” Despite Uganda’s history and extreme improvements over the years, Uganda still faces an orphan crisis. There is still an estimated 3.5 million children in Uganda who were orphaned due to either AIDS or violence.
These children, at no fault of their own, face discrimination and are often marginalized because of the culture’s stigma that blames AIDS orphans of committing witchcraft or sorcery. Many live in extreme poverty, and as a result, many children are abandoned or are forced to work. Orphaned and abandoned children are extremely vulnerable to dangers such as trafficking, child labor, and abuse. These children rely on homes such as Godwin Charity Foundation for immediate relief from the harsh realities they would otherwise face.
In addition to our Christian faith, the following Core Values guide the Foundation Serving Orphans
COMPASSION.We believe that one of the responsibilities of God's people is to care for widows, orphans, and those who have been marginalized by the economic and social systems of the world. It is to that end that we come alongside the body of Christ to support orphans and miserable children James 1:27 makes very clear the mandate to care for orphaned children to His glory.
GRACE.God’s radical grace to us in the forgiveness of sins calls us to deal with our brothers and sisters with the same forgiving and gracious spirit. Our goal is not to work with perfect people. It is to meet partners where they are, accept the reality of their circumstances, and give generously to better the care of children everywhere.
INTEGRITY.As an organization, we highly value transparency and openness. We hope to create systems that steward God’s gifts well. We stand by our promises. We keep our word. And, we hold our Partners accountable in doing the same.
EXCELLENCE.When it comes to children, “good enough” is not the goal. While we recognize that flawed people and flawed systems may keep us from perfect solutions, we commit to strive for excellence in our work as a foundation . While we may make mistakes, as all people do, we promise to always have the best interest of the children in mind.
FAMILY.Our end goal is not to see every orphaned child cared for in an orphanage setting. While we serve this purpose for a time, our vision is to see every child in a loving family. God designed the family and therefore it is the best solution to the global orphan crisis. Our goal is to meet children where they are, in hopes of eventually helping them to become part of a loving family