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Water for Watoto

Fundraising for Watoto Child Care Ministries

22 %
£1,734.00
raised of £7,763 target
by 32 supporters
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Watoto Child Care Ministries

We are Watoto and we exist to rescue, raise and rebuild

Charity Registration No. 1090810

Story

Watoto is a family made up of ordinary people around the world working together to ensure the forgotten have a place to belong. Working alongside Africa’s most vulnerable, our aim is to rescue individuals and raise each as a leader in his or her sphere of life, so that they in turn, will rebuild the nation.

Our vision is to celebrate Christ and care for community. Caring for our community is not only about providing the most marginalised with water, food, clothes and shelter, but also about empowering them to be able to provide for themselves. Putting food in their hands is critical, but providing the tools in their hands to become self-sustainable leaves an impact for generations to come.

To fulfill this aim, Watoto is birthing a new sustainability project: a farm and training centre providing practical education and technical business training to our young adults, while at the same time providing an economically sustainable food supply for the women and children in our care and nearby communities.

The sustainable farm is being built on a 400 acre plot of land called 'BOBI' outside of Gulu, Northern Uganda. It incorporates classrooms, accommodation and farm infrastructure to provide the platform upon which both theory and practical knowledge can be taught.

Graduates will be trained in general agriculture and one of three specialty areas: plant sciences; animal sciences or agribusiness. Ultimately our goal is to launch leaders into Uganda's agricultural and food sector, positively influence the development of agricultural policy and see the nation transformed.

With the support of our friends and partners across the UK, we are aiming to raise £7,763 needed for a water pump at this new sustainable farm and training centre. This water pump will not only provide safe running water for the students, teachers, workers and livestock living at the farm, but importantly for crop irrigation as well. The crops we produce will provide an economically sustainable food supply for the women and children in Watoto's care and nearby communities.

Would you consider supporting us today? You could donate through this JustGiving page or make a card payment by phone (+44 203 225 1048). 

We would also love for you to join us in our #WaterforWatoto challenge on World Water Day (22nd March 2019): 

  1. Give up your favourite drinks for 3 days 
  2. Donate what you would have spent on them 💷
  3. Share about your #WaterforWatoto challenge 📱
  4. Ask for people to support you 🤝
  5. Challenge others to join you 💪

Join the challenge and help us raise support for our water project by leaving your beloved coffee, tea and soft-drinks behind for three days and drinking only water. You could tell people about your #WaterforWatoto challenge by sharing this page with friends and family on Social Media or by creating your own JustGiving page with a personal fundraising target (create an account and simply select 'fundraise for: Watoto Child Care Ministries').

Throughout all our ministries and projects, our goal is to empower individuals and facilitate community transformation. 

We believe that through partnering together, we can work towards a bright sustainable future. 

Thank you so much for helping us literally sow and water a seed into the future of Africa! 

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  • Watoto is building a farm and training center in northern Uganda, which will incorporate classrooms, accommodations and farm infrastructure to provide the platform upon which both theory and practical knowledge can be taught.
  • The borehole will provide water for our students, lecturers, livestock and crop irrigation. +8

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