Our Programs

Food Security Initiatives

To ensure consistent food supply through empowering people with knowledge, environmental management skills, farming techniques and nutritional awareness.

Evangelism & Discipleship Initiatives

Volunteers demonstrating servanthood for the children

To share the Gospel of salvation for all through evangelism which is the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to his disciples.

SCU Delivers a life-changing gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to all those that want and need to be saved.

This is made practical through Children’s Bible clubs in the local communities, medical missions, short gospel missions, youth discipleship camps, peer evangelism as well as Pastors and Church leaders’ empowerment.

In order to tackle the challenges of sharing and spreading the gospel of the Lord  Jesus Christ, SCU embarked on equipping and empowering Pastors and Church leaders through an ongoing Pastors' Fellowship in order to ensure a proper and effective equipping to keep the fire burning. 

Education Support Schemes

To enable children and youth access education and mentoring in order to grow in academic experience and build their career objectives.

Education is the core of Smile Charity Uganda’s work. Access to education is a real challenge for many children living in poverty. For most families, school fees for their children are not something they can afford especially when they have a lot of children.

Children enjyoing a Catch-up Class session

And it is not just school fees that the families have to pay; they also have to meet expenses of the extra school requirements like school books, uniform, shoes, and exam fees.

Children who do not report with everything as asked of them by the schools risk being sent back home and eventually drop out of school.

Smile Charity Uganda works to eradicate these barriers in the way of children’s education by offering Basic English, writing and math lessons to children in the local communities that can’t afford school through “The Catch-up Class Program”, paying for their school fees, providing uniforms and shoes, as well as covering the costs of children's exam fees.

All this is done through offering scholarships, reintegrating those that have dropped out of school back in to school and sponsoring the education needs of the young generation.

We target needy children, orphans and those living in extreme poverty as well as school drop outs.

We also network with schools and other education service providers to be able to provide quality subsidized education to SCU supported children.

We offer life skills training and extra-curricular activities to children we support.

Development

We develop community based programs involve in building physical structures such as churches, school structures, and houses/shelter for the needy, toilets and so on.

We also aim at supporting personal development in education and life skills so as train trainers and community change agents.

Take a look at the Church Structure of Blessed Word of Life Church that has been constructed through the SCU development program.

The church structure through the different construction phases
The widow's house after construction

We have not only supported the church financially but also sent out local and international teams to help with the construction right from the foundation level to the furnishing stage.

“Special thanks to Smile Charity Uganda and all those that contribute to the ministry in all ways. We’re really grateful for all the support towards the construction of our church. May God bless you,” says Davidson Nsubuga- Pastor Blessed Word of Life Church.

Through the SCU Development Program, the building of a house for a widow who didn’t have a home to stay was possible.

She is happily living in her new home with her children and is so grateful to SCU for building a house for her.

Empowerment & Capacity building

Tailoring class

Our Empowering programme provides men and women with the opportunity to take control of their own lives by providing them with the training, tools, and the encouragement they need to become independent and able to provide for themselves and their families.

Our aim is to teach those in need and impoverished how to start earning income to sustain their own lives and loved ones using God given potential and resources by passing on skills for both groups and individual self-help. By this, we help communities to be economically viable.

A number of women have also been empowered with tailoring and knitting skills at Amahoro Life Skills Centre. They also learn additional skills such as craft and jewellery making, computer skills and with these skills are able to start up something to sustain their lives.

Rebuilding Lives & Communities

To rebuild social systems through promoting family cohesion as a foundational community function to provide safe homes for children, promoting national peace and stability, cultural revival, building self-esteem and offering guidance and counseling to the broken.

Our team of staff and volunteers normally conduct home visits in the communities living in the slums of Kampala especially Nabulagala where they do needs assessment, provide counseling and share some help where necessary and possible. However, there are needs that are of a much more delicate and nature and requiring prompt attention. Sometimes the response needed is more of a life-saving scope and magnitude. Such incidences led Smile Charity Uganda to start up a Crisis Intervention Center which acts as a refuge or home to those facing a life-threatening emergency. Below is a more detailed report.

The Crisis Intervention Program (Adullum Caverna)

This information is an update about the Crisis Intervention Program with Smile Charity Uganda carried out at the Adullum Caverna house located near Smile House in Kabulengwa, Munyonyo road, Naluvule, Wakiso District in Uganda.

Adullum Caverna means the Cave of Adullum meant to be a refuge to persons faced with a crisis or a challenging moment in life that urgently requires counseling and intervention to bring back such persons to their normal psychological and emotional stability able to live normally on their own and integrate well with society. Such persons include youth faced with family challenges or adults faced with untimely life transitions and maybe requiring some quiet moment of reflection and meditation.

Whereas there may be need for referral to post-trauma or psychosocial centers for more serious cases, most of the people hosted at the Adullum Caverna only need minimal company and help of a few social workers. Depending on the need of a person, some of the beneficiaries hosted are enrolled for short life skills and/or livelihood skilling courses to enable them to move on with their normal living.

This program is less than a year old now and still requires many resources to continue to the desired setting. It is set up on a rented house that is covered until January 2019, still requiring much of the furnishings to make it a hospitable environment fit to cause the much-needed relaxation for people recovering from temporary life challenges or trauma. Items needed in the short run include beds, beddings, kitchen equipment, refrigerator, television set, house radio, and seats. Other items needed in the medium term include four computers, a projector, filing cabin, camping equipment, and a motorcycle. This program currently runs with the support of a few volunteers but may require a more permanent and paid staff.

Should you require any more details about the Crisis Intervention Program, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address below or the emails hereunder.                                

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