A Safe Haven
A caring place for children in need who need temporary shelter
Meals and Necessities
Healthy meals, clothing, and toys
All costs for medical attention the child might require to become and stay healthy
Resources for re-settlement
Resources for our social workers to enable them to safely reunite the children with their families
Each month we rescue dozens of children from dire circumstances. They’ve either been abandoned, abused or have other circumstantial emergencies. Our main goal is to try and locate family or extended family so they can be resettled and homed with a safe member of their family or extended family. When we can re-settle a child it gives us great joy because a child’s rightful place is with their own family.
Recently we’ve seen an increase in the amount of children we’ve been asked to help, which we do gladly do. And because we have many social workers helping re-home the children, we see many of them only staying with us only temporarily. Because of this we don’t include them in our ongoing sponsorship program. But caring for these children takes resources and effort as we cover the costs for food, clothing, toys and medical needs as many of these children are malnourished or have been abused. Our social workers sometimes spend over 5 full time days on each case and we also treat them if they’ve undergone a traumatic occurrence.
We’ve created a program specifically for these children and are calling it the Kuwonya program. Kuwonya is Lugandan for ‘to save or to heal”. By contributing to and supporting this program you’ll be ensuring these vulnerable children receive temporary care and the resources needed to reunite and re-settle them with their rightful families.
Below you will find the stories of some of the children that were helped through our Kuwonya program. Names may be changed for privacy reasons.
January 2020 - The police called in our help in the case of a neglect boy of three years old. He was not well fed and had a broken arm that was not attended by a medical professional. Junior was handed over to us to give him proper care while our social workers track down family members that can provide a safe environment for him.
November 2019 - "I don't want to go back home" a three-year-old boy cried while standing at a police officer's desk. He was beaten and kicked until his leg fractured, just because he had wet the bed. He was brought to Noah’s Ark for medical treatment and protection as the police investigate.
March 2019 - When Eddie's stepmother left for work she tied him to a big piece of wood so he could not leave. When police found Eddie he was wounded and malnourished. Eddie spent six months t Noah's Ark recovering and growing healthy. Eddie now lives with his grandmother who had contacted us after she became aware of her grandsons's situation.
September 2018 - Reports of a tortured and abused boy came to the police. Upon investigations the boy was found with scars and scratches all over his body. His father was arrested. Dalton was treated at our clinic and after a few days we were able to reunite him with other relatives where he will find a safe home.