The Adonai Child Development Centre
The school opened with just 30 children and has grown to close to 350 today. About 40% of its students can afford the modest school fees, but the school depends on additional support from few private donors. In 2006, a donor funded the purchase of a plot of land to build a home for orphans who could not be accommodated with relatives or families in the village and in 2007, a Fields of Life volunteer team constructed the school building. In the absence of any other resource, Adonai has become the most important driver of community and economic development in Namugoga.
The Adonai Child Development Center was founded in 2005 by Pastor Aloysious Luswata and his wife Abby. The growing HIV/AIDS crisis and civil have left millions of vulnerable or orphaned children in Uganda. The Luswata saw a clear need in their community, Namugoga, and they decided to take action. They began taking children into their home. Soon they had dozens of children and needed more space. They started the Adonai Centre in their church building. It has grown into a school, boarding home for disadvantaged children, and medical center.
GlobeMed at Northwestern started their partnership with the Adonai Centre in 2012. Their first project was converting the Centre’s volunteer housing into a new medical center when the need for quality healthcare in the community rose to prominence. Since then they have worked together to help fund an ultrasound machine, purchasing a new plot of land specifically for the clinic, and renovations to the current clinic.