We Need You

needy children

We will do everything that we can to provide help for the needy in Uganda. But without the support of people like you, we will fall far short of those needs. Only with the support of those called to help the children can we hope to find success in our mission.

Please take a moment to read some of the stories of the children that we are working with.

Who We Are

Shepherd girl in Africa

Christian Efforts Against Poverty Uganda is an organization that was started by a former sponsored child of Compassion International. After finishing school and graduating the sponsorship program, Alex Munyantwari tried to help others to the end of his means. But the need was simply too great.

Alex spoke to his former sponsor, now friend, about the struggle with what was in his heart versus what his hands could do. His sponsor told a similar story. As a younger man, he realized that he, alone, could not help those who needed it. But he could advocate for them to create a network with others who, together, could change the world.

And that is exactly what we intend to do.

What We Do

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All over Uganda, there are children who go to school with no shoes, no paper, no pencils. There are children who drop out of school at the age of nine because a family member is injured or falls sick. There are children who have never tasted meat, never smelled soap, and never seen a book. And there are people, like you, who want to help them.

We bring together those who need help and those who will help. We are not the answer to the problem. We are simply the voice of the voiceless, calling to the ears of those who will not allow the problem to go unanswered.

Why We Do It

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Many years ago, someone took a stand on behalf of Alex Munyantwari, the founder of this organization. That person said that they would not allow Alex to fall away into simply doing the best he could do. That person decided that they would help Alex to be the best he could be. That person’s name was Budeaux and he was twelve years old. Alex continued to progress through school until the school fees became too much for his sponsor. Although Budeaux could no longer support Alex directly, he directed Alex to the Mother’s Union at Willowfield Parish Church who took on his school fees until the end of his senior schooling. When Alex was accepted into university, the Mother’s Union could no longer support him. This is when Dan Yleana Newton took over the sponsorship.

Over his life, Alex had three sponsors. Today, he still remembers each one of them gratefully.

We, as a people, will be judged by how we provide for our children; spiritually, mentally, and physically. Because we, as a people, will one day be replaced by our children.

Without us, there are children all over Uganda that will simply have to do the best they can. So the question remains: who are we if we simply stand aside and let that happen? The answer is simple: we will never let ourselves find out.

How To Help

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A child was walking down a beach. The tide had washed up thousands of starfish. The child was picking up starfish, as he walked, and putting them into his bucket.

A man walked up to him and asked, “Are you collecting all of those starfish?”

The child shook his head and answered, “No, sir. I’m putting them back into the ocean. If I don’t, they’ll die before the tide comes back in.”

The man looked down the beach at the expanse of stranded starfish. Then he looked down at the child and said, “Look how many there are. You think you can save all of them?”

The child picked up another starfish and held it up. He answered, “No, sir. But I can save this one.”

You can not save all of the poverty stricken children in Uganda. But you can save one. Please contact us to find out how.

SUPPORT Kisoro Orphan Care Program/CEAPU

africa_mapChristian Efforts against Poverty Uganda (CEAPU), is a registered community based non-governmental organization located in Kisoro District, in southwestern Uganda. CEAPU was established in 2015 by committed young leader Alex Munyantwari from Kisoro District to meet the needs of the most critically vulnerable children and their families in their community. Kisoro district is bordering Rwanda and Congo and suffers from hunger as a result of hosting refugees and also wars. The district is also hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Many widows and vulnerable children reside in this district. Although education is highly valued throughout Uganda, only a few children are enrolled in primary and secondary schools throughout the country, with children from rural regions and girls making up the largest percentage of children out of school. In Kisoro district, only a few of the children complete all levels of secondary school (junior and senior high school).

Since its founding, CEAPU has responded to community needs. Providing Education and other basic needs to the project beneficiaries.

The children sponsored through CEAPU are able to attend primary and secondary education.

Thank you all for your support. This would not have been possible without you.

For more information visit our website

http://www.ceapu.com/contact

 

 

6 Ways to help ceapu orphan care program.

 

Each New Year brings change and a chance to create new resolutions. As we look for ways to love the Lord and love our neighbors, it’s impossible to ignore the outstanding needs of orphans around the world. This year, invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in the movement to care for orphans! Whether it’s a parenting group, Bible study, book club, your family, or your co-workers, you can share in the giving spirit and commit to caring for orphans together! Here are seven ideas:

  1. MAKE COFFEE AT HOME

While buying a cup of coffee is a morning ritual for many of us, there are more economical ways to get your caffeine fix than to spend money at a coffee shop. Commit to brewing a cup at home and saving the $2/cup to donate to ceapu orphanage! You can create a friendly competition with your group to see who brews the best pot, who goes the most days without visiting a coffee shop, or who raises the most money! With everyone saving $2/day and combining it after a few months, it can become a sizable contribution! Encourage each other to avoid the drive-thru and commit to brewing at home for the next few months.

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  1. BECOME A CHILD SPONSOR WITH CEAPU orphan care program

This is a great option for a group who meets regularly (i.e. Bible study or book club). As a group, commit to becoming a child sponsor for the next year. This type of sponsorship gives individuals and families a chance to participate in the adoption process even if they are not in the place to adopt themselves! And your group will receive information about the specific child you choose to help.

  1. VOLUNTEER TOGETHER

Ceapu orphan care program is always looking for volunteers to help with various tasks and assignments. Volunteers use their talents and gifts to make a great impact in the lives of orphaned children around the world. Specifically, we can always use help at our office in Uganda. Your group can also volunteer its time at local churches or organizations that focus on orphan care! Contact Adam Purvis adam@stickmanviz.com

 for more information.

4.PRAY TOGETHER

As a group of friends, each member brings a different perspective to the table. Praying together allows each group member to see a fuller picture of God’s redemptive story of adoption. As a group, pray for waiting for children, adoptive families, and for the movement to care for orphans that focus on a specific child!

5.ORGANIZE AN ADVOCATE PROJECT FOR CEAPU

CEAPU orphan care program advocates are grassroots leaders who raise funds and awareness in their communities by utilizing their talents, gifts, and passions to speak up for orphans in distress. They’re donating birthdays, running marathons, and hosting garage sales…all to restore the HOPE of a family to waiting children around the world. Above all, our advocates are a voice for the fatherless. Together with your friends, family, church, or group, you can become CEAPU advocates and organize a project or event to raise funds or supplies for orphans in distress. To learn more visit http://www.ceapu.com

6.ORGANIZE  FOR A CEAPU TRIP

This year, your group can join CEAPU on a short-term trip to explore God’s heart for orphans and the role you can play in caring for them! When God says in James 1:27 to “care” for the orphan, the word used for care also implies “visit.” There’s a sense where we can’t just stay in our comfortable world, but we’ve got to go out as a light into the darkness. We must go to the waiting children who need hope and care for them in their distress. How will you “go” to care for orphans?

As you look for ways to join the movement to care for orphans, consider the many avenues available with Ceapu orphans care program! Browse our website to learn more about our project, ways to get involved, and other creative ways to care for orphans. We are excited to partner with individuals, groups, and families who share God’s heart for orphans.

http://www.Ceapu.com

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

CEAPU Orphan care program (CEAPU) is a working orphanage in a country desperate for a safe home for kids to grow. Uganda is a beautiful country, but children are forced into homelessness, despair, and disease for a variety of reasons, many of which are out of their control. According to United Nations International Children’s Education Fund, Uganda has 2.5 million orphans, this is a huge number, but you can help.

Through Ceapu orphan care program children have access to medical care, clean water, education, clothing, a family environment, Biblical teaching, food, and so much more. However, the daily cost of running an orphanage can be hard. These kids need you, and here is how you can help: child sponsorship, volunteering, contributing to special projects, and visiting the orphanage.

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SPONSOR A CHILD IN UGANDA-CEAPU

Uganda remains marked by alarmingly high levels of poverty and political insecurity. Even after the discovery of oil and Gas. The country is equipped with good soils for agriculture but the country remains poor.

YOU CAN SPONSOR A CHILD TO DAY BY VISITING
WWW.CEAPU.COM OR E-mail us about a potential child that you would like to sponsor.

Access to basic services is particularly limited in rural areas of the country. And this explains why CEAPU was born in 2015

CEAPU is working to help and protect vulnerable young people and children in Uganda starting with Kisoro extending to other districts in the near future.

Sponsor a Child in Uganda

CEAPU relies on the kindness and generosity of sponsors to be able to provide a home for the most vulnerable children of Uganda Kisoro.

For just $39 @ month you can sponsor a child in Uganda and help provide an orphaned or abandoned child with:

  • A safe and nurturing weekend center program
  • A loving caring parental love
  • Quality education
  • Healthcare
  • Nutritious food
  • Clothing
  • All the things necessary for a bright future

Please help us ensure a loving Centre for every Ugandan child. Sponsor a child now by visiting http://www.ceapu.com/contact your donation will help change an orphaned or abandoned child’s life.

CHRISTAN EFFORTS AGAINST POVERTY UGANDA

CEAPU started its activities in Uganda in the year 2015.  CEAPU first started working in a region that had been heavily affected by the civil wars from Uganda’s neibouring countries i.e. Congo and Rwanda especially the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Theses wars left many children as orphans thus a call to all of us to wake up and support them to day for their better future. Will you also answer the call to day and join us in this norble cause?

Take a minute and choose just one child

www.ceapu.com

The children in Uganda

Uganda is an extremely young nation: nearly half of the country’s population is younger than 14 years of age.

In Uganda, 2,700,000 children have lost either one or both their parents – half of them as a result of the on-going AIDS epidemic that continues to be a heavy burden to Ugandan society. And others as a result of the previous wars that ravaged the country especially the district of kisoro that lies between the boarders.

Thousands of Ugandan children grow up without adult guidance and care because of AIDS. Many of these children never get to experience true childhood. At an early age, they head households and are in charge of looking after an entire family. At such a tender age thus getting affected psychologically.

Many children are frequently forced to drop out of school in an effort to help their family survive.

Because of HIV/AIDS, war, natural disasters and civil strife, the number of child-headed households in Uganda has been on the rise: around 42,000 children between the ages of 10 and 17 are heading households. Their economic situations getting worse every day.

The under-five-mortality rate in Uganda remains high at 12.8% and in thousands of cases births are not attended by skilled medical staff. Because families cannot afford to pay for the medical services.

Infectious viral diseases that are easily curable in industrialized nations still cost the lives of many children.

Children who lose their parents and end up living in the streets, fending for themselves and begging in order to survive are present in Uganda. Especially kisoro which is a home also for the pygmies (Batwa).

The country is home to around 10,000 street children who are exposed to a harsh and often hostile environment on a daily basis. Children find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of drugs, poverty and, quite frequently, criminal activities culminating into the death of many of them.

Ceapu  is supporting Ugandan children and young people by providing education, medical assistance and vocational training in kisoro.7

You can help – sponsor a child today by visiting

 www.ceapu.com

Every Child Must be Known, Loved and Protected.

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SPONSOR A CHILD IN UGANDA /CEAPU

Uganda remains marked by alarmingly high levels of poverty and political insecurity. Even after the discovery of oil and Gas. The country is equipped with good soils for agriculture but the country remains poor.

YOU CAN SPONSOR A CHILD TO DAY BY VISITING
WWW.CEAPU.COM OR E-mail us about a potential child that you would like to sponsor.

Access to basic services is particularly limited in rural areas of the country. And this explains why CEAPU was born in 2015

CEAPU is working to help and protect vulnerable young people and children in Uganda starting with Kisoro extending to other districts in the near future.

Sponsor a Child in Uganda

CEAPU relies on the kindness and generosity of sponsors to be able to provide a home for the most vulnerable children of Uganda Kisoro.

For just $39 @ month you can sponsor a child in Uganda and help provide an orphaned or abandoned child with:

  • A safe and nurturing weekend center program
  • A loving caring parental love
  • Quality education
  • Healthcare
  • Nutritious food
  • Clothing
  • All the things necessary for a bright future

Please help us ensure a loving Centre for every Ugandan child. Sponsor a child now by visiting http://www.ceapu.com/contact your donation will help change an orphaned or abandoned child’s life.

CHRISTAN EFFORTS AGAINST POVERTY UGANDA

CEAPU started its activities in Uganda in the year 2015.  CEAPU first started working in a region that had been heavily affected by the civil wars from Uganda’s neibouring countries i.e. Congo and Rwanda especially the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Theses wars left many children as orphans thus a call to all of us to wake up and support them to day for their better future. Will you also answer the call to day and join us in this norble cause?

Take a minute and choose just one child

www.ceapu.com

The children in Uganda

Uganda is an extremely young nation: nearly half of the country’s population is younger than 14 years of age.

In Uganda, 2,700,000 children have lost either one or both their parents – half of them as a result of the on-going AIDS epidemic that continues to be a heavy burden to Ugandan society. And others as a result of the previous wars that ravaged the country especially the district of kisoro that lies between the boarders.

Thousands of Ugandan children grow up without adult guidance and care because of AIDS. Many of these children never get to experience true childhood. At an early age, they head households and are in charge of looking after an entire family. At such a tender age thus getting affected psychologically.

Many children are frequently forced to drop out of school in an effort to help their family survive.

Because of HIV/AIDS, war, natural disasters and civil strife, the number of child-headed households in Uganda has been on the rise: around 42,000 children between the ages of 10 and 17 are heading households. Their economic situations getting worse every day.

The under-five-mortality rate in Uganda remains high at 12.8% and in thousands of cases births are not attended by skilled medical staff. Because families cannot afford to pay for the medical services.

Infectious viral diseases that are easily curable in industrialized nations still cost the lives of many children.

Children who lose their parents and end up living in the streets, fending for themselves and begging in order to survive are present in Uganda. Especially kisoro which is a home also for the pygmies (Batwa).

The country is home to around 10,000 street children who are exposed to a harsh and often hostile environment on a daily basis. Children find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle of drugs, poverty and, quite frequently, criminal activities culminating into the death of many of them.

Ceapu  is supporting Ugandan children and young people by providing education, medical assistance and vocational training in kisoro.7

You can help – sponsor a child today by visiting

 www.ceapu.com

Every Child Must be Known, Loved and Protected.

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SPONSOR A CHILD IN UGANDA

nuOur program offers educational, medical, spiritual, and emotional support to students who may not otherwise have access to such. The educational component includes covering fees for tuition, school uniforms, shoes and socks, and a long list of supplies from brooms to soap and toilet tissue. Each student’s basic medical care is also provided.

Our sponsored children each have an individual sponsor. We are fortunate to have sponsors from many locations around the world including the United States of America and the United States of England. The strength of the program is in building strong personal relationships between our students and their sponsors by constant letter writing and updates from the sponsored children to the sponsors. We also allow the opportunity for sponsors to send gifts at least once a year.You will receive update photos and letters from your sponsored child updating you about him/her.

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In addition to providing educational and medical support, we also offer support to students and their families in other ways, including small business assistance. We regularly run weekend feeding and school holiday activities for all the students in the program, giving us a chance to spend time with the students and connect with them individually. Our sole reason for doing what we do is the call from the book of James 1:27

Child sponsorship is $39 per month.

If you would like to be included as a sponsor, please contact us through our website http://www.ceapu.com/contact

Every child must be Known,Loved and Protected.

 

SPONSOR A CHILD-EVERY CHILD MUST BE KNOWN,LOVED AND PROTECTED

Old Man Wearing Turban Posing With His Rusty Bike By The Wayside, Pondicherry, IndiaImagine a bicycle wheel representing extreme poverty. The hub is a life in which survival is a daily accomplishment, the spokes represent basic human needs, and the rim represents a life fulfilled. Our mission, Restore hope for orphans and other vulnerable children, brings children living in poverty from the hub of the “poverty wheel” to the rim.

In our Child Sponsorship Program, implemented by Christian efforts against poverty, we blend physical, social, economic and spiritual care together to help each child fully mature in every aspect of life.

When a child is registered in our Child Sponsorship Program (CEAPU) he or she immediately begins experiencing the benefits of participating.

THE BENEFITS OF OUR PROGRAM INCLUDE:

 The Opportunity to Hear the Gospel and Learn about Jesus.

Without an understanding of God’s love, it is difficult to resist despair. Children are particularly vulnerable to the emotional and spiritual messages of worthlessness and hopelessness poverty delivers. But their lives undergo a revolution when they realize God loves and values them.

We devote ourselves to helping children of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds and races experience God’s love and embrace who they were created to be. We do teach God’s Word through regular Bible lessons.

Better Health

Physical and emotional health is the basis for our ability to work, play and develop sound relationships. That’s why we teach children how to monitor their own health for common diseases and provide hygiene training. Children also have the opportunity to participate in sports and exercise where they develop their gross and fine motor movement skills.

We also provide medical assistance; teaching preventative care and helping when more serious needs arise

Better Nutrition.

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It is our desire that Children gain access to clean water for drinking and hygiene purposes. They also receive nutritious food while at the child development center. Children with greater needs receive food and vitamin supplements and have access to therapeutic feeding and food stability initiatives to help them reach their God given future potentials.

Education and Vocational Support

Education is often an unaffordable luxury for children living in poverty, and a lack of education creates a lack of options. It makes finding future work difficult, and it makes children vulnerable to exploitation.

We provide resources for children to complete and go beyond a primary education. In some cases, the cost of school fees, clothing and supplies are provided. In other cases, it means providing tutoring, help with homework, mentorship and, if necessary, participation in a literacy program outside the classroom. Children also learn a vocation that can later provide them employment.

As children grow older, we offer job-skills development and income-generation training, such as: teaching business and entrepreneurship, financing start-ups, providing seed capital and micro-loans.

We also provide a consistent and dependable source of learning and support for caregivers and parents, including literacy training, financial training, parenting and marriage workshops, and seminars to address and prevent domestic violence and child abuse.

Safety and Protection

The protection of children is central to God’s heart for them, and we place the love, care, and protection of children above all other considerations. Our project staff facilitate foster care, counseling, intervention, and medical care for children dealing with abuse, and help with legal resources to represent and defend a child’s rights.

We also help meet basic needs by providing clothing and shoes for children in immediate need and shelter renovation to damaged or unsafe homes.

Socio-Emotional Development

We expand the circle of caring adults actively participating in a child’s life. Both the children and staff know each child’s name, family circumstances, future dreams and immediate needs. They invest in each child personally and relationally, as friends, teachers and mentors.

CEAPU staff offer love, guidance, personal attention, safety and structure to the children and create the environment for the children to develop strong life and social skills, self-confidence and positive self-esteem.

Every child must be Known, Loved and Protected.

 

 

SPONSOR A CHILD

 

Our program offers educational, medical, spiritual, and emotional support to students who may not otherwise have access to such. The educational component includes covering fees for tuition, school uniforms, shoes and socks, and a long list of supplies from brooms to soap and toilet tissue. Each student’s basic medical care is also provided.

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CEAPU beneficiaries after receiving basic items from the program

Our sponsored children each have an individual sponsor. We are fortunate to have sponsors from many locations around the world including the United States of America and the United States of England. The strength of the program is in building strong personal relationships between our students and their sponsors by constant letter writing and updates from the sponsored children to the sponsors. We also allow the opportunity for sponsors to send gifts at least once a year.

In addition to providing educational and medical support, we also offer support to students and their families in other ways, including life survival skills training like tailoring. We regularly run weekend feeding and school holiday activities for all the students in the program, giving us a chance to spend time with the students and connect with them individually. Our sole reason for doing what we do is the call from the book of James 1:27

Child sponsorship is $39 per month.

If you would like to be included as a sponsor, please contact us through our website http://www.ceapu.com/contact