Extreme High school students with volunteers from New Jersey USA 2011
Community children before enrolled to Nansana Community primary school
Members of the students choir at Botanical Gardens 2008
Mentor Volunteers Uganda also known as Centre for Child Advocacy and Life
Planning is a small charity
registered in Uganda (CBO No. 992) interested
in improving and providing high quality education to orphans , children from extreme poor families and children neglected
of their right to education in Uganda. We are operating a kindergarten, 2
elementary schools and a high school . all our schools support
orphans and other vulnerable children with over 800 children. we are a community development solution to support our community children
neglect occur in all sections of our society, but the risk factors are
greater in orphaned families, parents having economic
challenges ,have difficulty controlling anger, alcohol or drugs abused
,have little to no education and were abused or neglected as children
Our mission is to establish programs that are taking into account Education and Healthcare for every child
We are focusing on
· Providing formal primary and secondary school
· Parent mentoring, counseling, guiding and parent education.
· support service will include case management,
· Carry out education campaign and advocacy for government schools
· Identify children denied of their education and health rights
· Enroll children in government and private schools
· Provide scholastic materials to neglected children
· Stop child employment in shops, factories, house girls or any employment sector.
· Get sponsors for these children
· Prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing home visitation
· Forming Local Child Welfare groups
Center for Child Advocacy and Life Planning (CCALP) began in 1999 as a
community based initiative to support children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Nansana
village in the Wakiso district of Central Uganda. The program, also known
as Mentor Volunteers due to the emphasis on involving peopleoutside the agency in the work, began with four
children orphaned in the Nansana Community, left alone with no support from an
adult. Seeing their suffering, a small community based organization was
set up to by six community volunteers to help these children survive: Mr.
Segawa Ephraim, Mr. Mukasa Job, Nakabuuka Gladys, Mr. G.W. Kabuuka, Mrs. Jane
Kabuuka and Mr. Musinguzi Johnson.
2001, a small nursery school was set up in a garage to provide education to
such children in the community. This school was named Nansana Community Primary
School. Supplies such as school uniforms, books, pencils and pens, as
well as school fees were paid for by community volunteers. As time went
on, more and more children were left orphaned, as HIV/AIDS claimed countless
lives in Uganda. The need to provide care and support to orphans became
greater as the number of orphaned children grew literally by the day.
Center for Child Advocacy and Life Planning program currently educates over 800
orphans and vulnerable children in the Wakiso and Kiboga districts of Central
Uganda. In 2004, the CCALP program expanded to Sirimula Village in the
Kiboga district where approximately 200 of the 800 children are currently
educated as well as provided with a home and their basic needs. The
remaining 400+ children in the CCALP program attend the Nansana Community
Primary School and 200 Extreme High school . In Nansana, approximately 120 of these children live at
the Center where they receive food, a home, education and emotional support
from their 'extended family'. The remaining 280+ students who come to the
Center and attend school each day either live with one or both parents in the
community, or have been placed with guardians in the surrounding environs
through the efforts of CCALP.
in 2005, friends from England, Canada, and the United States came as volunteers
to the Center to support the school, work with the children, and help grow the
organization. At present, a steady stream of international volunteers find
their way to CCALP and the Nansana Community Primary School to help care for,
educate, and support the orphans and vulnerable boys and girls at the Center.
CCALP program currently educates children from the Nursery level to the
secondary level , with a near term goal of completing an additional classroom
buildings and hiring more teachers at the Nursery,Primary and secondary
level in Nansana, Kiboga and Namayumba in order to continue to
provide a formal, high quality education for their children. An
additional intention of the Center was to open a Secondary School and by
February, 2010 the land in Namayumba was bought and the school
was constructed , so the the graduating Primary 7 students and other
teenagers within the program's care continue their education and move that much
closer to a promising, independent life.
project is located at , NansanaTown council Wakiso District in Uganda, and six
miles outside of Kampala city on Hoima road.
Kampala office is located at Makerere hill road on Gadafi road
invite your participation, involvement, and support in a variety of ways.
Visit our 'Volunteering', 'Immediate Needs', 'Make a Donation', and
'Sponsor a Child' pages to learn more about your opportunities to support
the children of CCALP.
Center at present is a Nursery , Primary and secondary school,
based on formal primary and secondary education and Christianity. It is
also a centre for Suubi International Children's Recital Choir. CCALP is managed by a small, yet very active,
board of directors, all who share a deep passion for the needs of our children
Center is committed to sharing its knowledge and expertise with the people in
the community. It has developed links with national and international
organizations and international volunteers in order to further it's mission to
provide a quality education and basic needs to the needy children in Central
the past 5 years, the organization has expanded from 15 children in
one center to over 800 children in 4 centers in Wakiso and Kiboga district
in Uganda. A commitment is made to support each child by giving him or her
strong educational foundation, a good time, self esteem and values, and to help
them plan how they can earn a steady livelihood as a step towards improving
their standard of living
Center is an advocate for all children. It advises, recommends, and promotes for changes at many
different levels to improve children's health and wellbeing.
Funding and Sponsorship
for the Center comes from a number of sources. International volunteers from
Canada, USA, UK and Hungary have spent time at the Center and have contributed
their resources and time to CCALP. Modest contributions from
guardians who are able to afford to do so is another source of funding for the
Center. CCALP is actively seeking additional funding from
corporations in Kampala, and is also exploring the avenue of foreign based
foundation grants, with the help of our international volunteers.
to everyone who has helped us sponsor children from our Center. If
you would like to sponsor a child in our centers, now is a perfect
time to do so. Click on the 'Sponsor a Child' link to learn
more. If you would like to make a lump sum donation to CCALP, please
visit our 'Make a Donation' page and we have a number of easy and secure
ways for you do so.' By visiting our 'Immediate Needs' page, you will
learn precisely what CCALP projects require our focus right now, and you
will have a very clear picture of how we will be using
your donations. Lastly, click on the 'Volunteering' link in the left
margin of this page to find out more about what it means to be a volunteer
One Dollar a
day gives a child at CCALP the resources needed to get adequate
care and an education
children in Uganda have been orphaned as a result of the country’s HIV/AIDS
epidemic andwar and now as a result many orphans are living alone or with
one of their extended family; this means that in every family there is an
orphan living with them. Some of these children are living onthe streets
of Kampala and other towns with no access to education, health care, shelter
and feeding. As a result, many find their way into crime.
why initiatives like CCALP Uganda have been put into place, in order to
assimilate these children into society and give the children future prospects.
we are making a real difference in their lives.
cannot ignore the plight of these children any more. It is time to accept our
responsibility as a caring community and work to make a positive change in the
lives of children
Every child in Uganda
has the right to education, health, equality, safety, and a joyful childhood.