The Adonai Centre
The Adonai Child Development Center was founded in 2005 by Pastor Aloysious Luswata and his wife Abby. The Pastor and Abby started small by taking in children affected by the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis into their home. Soon they had too many children for the space. The school opened with just 30 children and grew to 270 students at the beginning of 2012 and to close to 350 today. About 40% of its students can afford the modest school fees of 90,000 UGX (approximately $US30 or £20) per year, but the school depends on additional support a few private donors. In 2006 a donor in the UK provided the funds for the purchase of a 1.8 acre plot of land to build a home for orphans who could not be accommodated with relatives or families in the village and in 2007, the aid organization Fields of Life brought a volunteer team to Namugoga to construct a block of seven classrooms for the school. In the absence of any other resource, Adonai has become the most important driver of community and economic development in Namugoga.
GlobeMed at Northwestern started their partnership with Adonai in 2012. They supported the building of the medical center and have sent students to serve as interns there each summer since then. Please visit Adonai’s website to learn more.