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Banda Children Ministry
  • Nansana, Uganda
English, Swahili
Organization Description
Banda Children Ministry was founded in 2010 with the vision to improve children’s living conditions and families around our community.

To help create a world where all God’s children will grow up in a stable, loving family and develop a decent life.

Banda Children Ministry was officially registered as a Christian nonprofit organization with Community Based Department of Wakiso District Uganda.

BCM launched the Health Program in Uganda to provide emergency health interventions and family placement interventions for abandoned children.

The objectives of Banda Children Ministry is Helping People Live Better Life and to Promote the Socio - Economic Welfare of the Vulnerable Communities especially the Destitute Children, Orphans, Widows, Disaster Affected People and Poor Families affected by HIV / AIDS among others.

Uganda has been through several Humanitarian Crisis including Civil Conflict, Food Crisis, Floods, Refugee influx, Persistent Droughts, Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS Pandemic etc.

This has left the People of Uganda in Great Need of Resources, including Medical Resources to help with the Major effects these Crises have had on the overall Health of the Nation.

Uganda is a country slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, USA and is home to more than 35 million people. Uganda, while having a relatively stable government and substantial natural resources, is still a country with much suffering. The 44 year average life-span is evidence of the harsh social climate. Disease and war have taken the toll of the people of Uganda.


Banda Children Ministry; - Volunteers are making a difference in some of the world's poorest communities, living and working alongside local people on projects of lasting value.

Volunteers join us at different stages of their lives and with different passions. Yet they all want a challenge and they are united by their determination to make a difference.

Typically, they walk away with a broad set of skills that help them to make progress in their personal and professional lives and carry on making a positive contribution to the causes they really care about.

These skills include the ability to negotiate, to motivate, to listen and learn from other cultures, to plan and manage budgets - and so much more. Half the world is under 25. We know that with the right opportunity, young people have huge potential to make an impact in their communities. With Banda Children Ministry, you can be part of this experience too – and show yourself and others what you're made of.


Volunteer Projects includes:- Supporting communities ,Schools , Prisons local hospitals with Medical Teams, Operating Mobile Clinics, Conducting VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) in Schools and at Medical Centers, Builders to construct houses for Elderly, Destitute Children, Disabled and other Needy Groups, Build water tanks, Wells, Toilets at Social Centers etc, Social Workers to support our Orphans, Elderly and Other Needy Groups, Evangelism, Training single Mothers and Widows – Tailoring, Weaving Art and Crafts, Carpentry and Joinery at our Vocational Training Center, Modern Agricultural Techniques, etc. Volunteer Teachers to support and teach in our local elementary Schools.

(Needy Groups refers to:- Orphans, Street Kids, Abandoned Kids, Dumped on garbage kids, Unwanted kids, Widows, Disabled, Deaf, Blind, Mute, Widowers, Downtrodden, Elderly, HIV/ AIDS patients, Poor families affected by HIV/AIDS etc) Film maker’s volunteers to profile our Organization, and Website Designers to improve on the quality and standard of our websites.

Volunteers at Banda Children ministry will sensitize local communities on the dangers of child sacrifice and HIV / AIDS which is increasing in Uganda especially in urban centers. Volunteers will work on the ongoing construction of our Banda Orphanage Centre village, 5kms from Kampala Capital City.

By 2011, more than 1,500,000 children under the age of 14 had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. Many others have lost their parents to war. Thousands live in tent cities and the situation in Uganda is considered to be one of the worst humanitarian emergencies in the world. With an estimated 54% of the population living at or below poverty, the orphaned children of Uganda are desperate for our help!

We strive to provide them with humanitarian Relief Items and Material Support in form of Clothing, Mattresses, Blankets, Food Aid, Safe Drinking Water, Medication, Wash Rooms, and Shelter among others.

We offer Scholastic Materials to the needy/ Vulnerable school going children such as Uniforms, Books, Pens, Pencils, Tuition Fees, Shoes, Sanitary Pads, School bags etc. We are also a voice to the voiceless in a bid to seeking justice and promotion of Human Rights.

We equip these Orphans and other Vulnerable Groups with Vocational Training Skills to enable them earn a living. Recent research indicated that 89% of Refugees and People staying in Internally Displaced Camps engage in prostitution which has led to an increase in HIV / AIDS scourge in the area. The Vocational Training Centers are meant to empower them, Fight Poverty and Combat the spread of HIV / AIDS.

We empower Women, Youth, Children, Widow, Widowers, Refugees, Disabled and Elderly through Capacity building. We run Bible Colleges, Home Care Bay and Rehabilitation Homes. We do Training, Counseling, Teaching, Evangelism and Missionary Work among others.

We raise Awareness in the Communities against HIV / AIDS and other Killer Diseases. We also promote Awareness among Communities by running Development Programs to Fight House Hold Poverty and Promotion of Income Generation Projects at homestead level.

"Non-Discrimination Policy"

Banda Children Ministry is a Non Discriminating Organization. BCM Projects and Programs DOES NOT require Exposure, Adherence to, or Conversion to our Religious Doctrine in order to be a Beneficiary.

Banda Children Ministry Does Not Discriminate Beneficiary based on Age, Gender, Tribe, Race, Creed, Color, Disability, Nationality, Marital or Family status, Political or Religious Affiliations.

Banda Children Ministry Program's beneficiaries are not encouraged or required to learn about, adhere to, or convert to Banda Children’s Ministry’s Religious Doctrine as a Condition of Receiving our Services.


The majority of boys and girls we have helped and turned away from prostitution and stealing face social stigma, family rejection, shame, fear of retribution and loss of future economic prospects.

Banda Children Ministry is rehabilitating 32 of these Boys and girls. We pray to God to provide us with funds to build for them a Rehabilitation Center with Vocational Training for their future sustainability. It is a pity because most of them have contracted HIV/AIDS. We make it our duty to visit those on antiretroviral drugs often, to ensure that they do not default on their dosage.

According to a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, issued recently, it was estimated that up to 35% of teenagers in some Ugandan urban areas are involved in casual sex for Money (Commercial Sex). The report said poverty was the main reason the trade was thriving among young girls. We really concur with this observation.
Another child prostitute, Rachael said that poverty drove her into the business. “Where else do you think I could get money for my bills, which include shs. 35,000/= ($12) for rent, then food, hair make up among others? God has called us to reach the needy and hurting people but we cannot do this work alone. Ecc.4:9–12.

Could it be that child prostitution in Uganda is suffering from the “bystander effect”? In 1960, a young woman on the streets of New York City, in the United States of America was stabbed to death over a period of 30 minutes while as many as 40 witnesses did nothing; despite her plead for help.

Psychologists explain it as the “bystander effect”. In the face of an emergency, a person is less likely to intervene when others are present. It’s our nature to assume that the next person will act, thus relinquishing responsibility.

This description sounds a lot like the Uganda government’s response or lack thereof surrounding this situation in the urban centers of Uganda. They adopted a wait and see approach as events unfold, yet when everyone expects the others to take action, no one will ever take action. The great British Politician Edmund Burke once said that the only thing necessary for evil to trump is for good men to do nothing!

Everyone should spend at least an hour a week volunteering... even opening the door for someone can change the world! Imagine if you can help stop kids from dying in Africa? And from your own home? what's stopping you? Contact us now...
Childcare / Children, Education, Health / Medical
Skills Needed
Elementary Teacher,Film Makers,, Psychiatric doctors, , Architect,, Medical attendants,Medical counselors, Education, Builders,, Medical Opticians, Fundraisers, Medical Officers, Social Workers,, Medical Mid-Wives,, Weaving Art & Crafts,, gynecologists, , Carpentry and Joinery, , Surgeon doctors,, Construction,, Pediatricians, Website Designers, Doctors - General Practitioners,, Athletics, soccer and netball assisting sports coaches, Basic computer skills
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$175 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day
Nyombi Mathias


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