Our Programs

Education ministry on the Islands

Making education available for the children of Kalangala islands has been our dream for several years. We found the school room void of both teachers and students.
We began bringing teaching programs to Bubembe, one of the islands of Kalangala where no other NGO exists. Soon the parents trusted us enough to ask for an education program for their children. Formerly, these same parents desired only that their children learn to fish. While we will never know the extent of their mindset, we would like to think that we were small instruments in the hands of God that have helped change these young lives.
In January 2011, Vkids Trust Uganda started activities on one of the 84 islands. VKIDS Trust Uganda started with 10 children in the sponsorship program.

In 2009 VTU found a school room void of teachers and students. About a year later, a teacher came to that school alone to start teaching all four classes. The parents organized different ways to raise school fees themselves.
Today VTU were shocked to find an additional building and staff quarters being added to that one solitary school room. We thank God for moving the people in such a way that they now value education for the children of the island. Since 2011 VTU has been getting different teams and well wishers to distribute basic school supplies to the parents and schools. These supplies are part of the items required by the education system. Each child that is not provided with these items to bring to school, are sent home and miss out on the chance for a quality education.

Teaching supplies for the islands.

Pretty much anything is hard to come by on the islands, unless it grows there. You can only imagine the costs of the distribution system for the residents of this remote but beautiful place.
This was our first visit to the islands. We had games with the children, and the number was so big. We tried to distribute what ever was brought to them.
Part of the program that year included a short Bible story teaching about the creation. The children that enrolled in Vkids Trust Uganda are young, so starting “in the beginning” was perfect for their first lesson. They started the school year with the knowledge that God created everything. God created them, and God loves every one he created.
We used a few coloring pages and observed the skill level of each child. Only a few were able to color with any sense of order. So many of the children behaved as though they did not quite know what to do with the pencils and paper. Can you imagine! What child doesn’t even know how to scribble? We had fun trading colors and showing God how thankful we are for his beautiful creation by making these pretty pictures.

Women Empowerment

Teenage mothers in Kalangala district have also been helped with necessities mostly after the effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Kalangala, being made up of islands, many girls have been impregnated by the mobile fishermen who in turn leave them to their parents with no care and move to other islands where they can get bigger catches.

Many women get technical skills including art and crafts, tailoring. This is to assist them to learn and manage how to make a living with their skills.

Steping Stones Project

Uganda being ranked among the leading countries in the world in alcohol consumption, we had to start stepping stones project. Currently, we have five alcoholics on rehabilitation and have helped more than 50 with alcohol. VKIDS also holds 2 12-step recovery meetings in the local town (Mwena landing site) every week. Hence a number of alcoholics have been helped.

We are currently building a rehabilitation center on another island (Bunyama Island). So far the meeting hall/ Church building, latrine, and the pastor's house have been completed. We have also laid the foundation for a dormitory, kitchen and cafeteria.

Calvary Chapel Church

The church was started in August 2016 when God put in our hearts to give the people of Mwena Landing Site a more open fellowship with a Calvary Chapel style of teaching the bible Chapter by Chapter, Verse by Verse. Pastor Derek Braton was ordained 24th of February 2016 by Pastor Billy James of Calvary Chapel Ishunga.

MATHEW 28:19 NLT "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit."