Winter 2017 Grant Recipient: ChildVoice

grant announcement

for January 10th, 2017

ChildVoice operates a therapeutic community for war-affected girls and their children in northern Uganda called the Lukome Center. The Lukome Center includes non-traditional educational programs and a vocational training center with spiritual and emotional counseling for former child soldiers and other girls who have been marginalized by Uganda’s protracted conflict. Girls’ lives have been changed as they work through their trauma, learn job skills and begin to provide for their children. In fact, 93% of the girls ChildVoice has served in the last five years are back in their communities, raising their families and working in meaningful jobs, not dependent on aid or outside help.

ChildVoice is requesting $34,000 to expand the Lukome center. The Lukome Center currently has housing units, classroom facility, a chapel, kitchen, multipurpose meeting facility, latrine/shower units and staff housing. This expansion would provide 6 more housing units which would house 12 more students and their children as well as provide them with furnishing and uniforms; the expansion would also cover the matron and counseling staff needed to assist these young women.

Heartline Ministries is requesting $45,000 to help make improvements to The Women’s Education Center. The Women’s Education Center focuses primarily on literacy education, income generating vocational skills, and Christian discipleship to women living at or below the poverty line with the purpose of facilitating economic empowerment for women and their families.

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