History of the Bridge for Peace
Uganda Children's Village
- Bridge for Peace US and Australia minister to thousands of people and train leaders in Kasese.
- Bridge for Peace sponsors a chicken farm at “Come and Drink” community and helps build a maternity clinic in a Khyulumba, Uganda.
- Ugandans propose the establishment of Bridge for Peace in Kasese and undertake the work of healing to the nations.
- Bridge for Peace US partners with Bridge for Peace Uganda sponsoring 14 high school children who had been orphaned. Bridge for Peace US provides education, housing, medical care, and food. Bridge for Peace Uganda provides books and uniforms.
- Bridge for Peace begins a nurse scholarship program. US sponsors assist several Ugandans for higher education. Sylvester Mapose accepts the role as Director of Bridge for Peace Africa and begins to travel with Bridge for Peace teams to various nations.
- Bridge for Peace US returns to Uganda. Thousands participate in Bridge for Peace conferences in Kasese and at several rural sites.
- Leadership training days are held for over 500 local leaders. Additional training days are provided for Bridge for Peace Uganda leadership.
- US team visits with our sponsored orphaned high-school children to encourage them.
- Bridge for Peace US and Australia visit Kasese conduct conferences for thousands and leadership days.
- The Bridge for Peace Uganda Advisory Board is established.
- Microloan project begins.
- Bridge for Peace plans an orphanage in Kasese.
- Twelve and a half acres of land are given from the Kasese Diocese to build the Bridge for Peace Children’s Village.
- Twenty additional acres are given to Bridge for Peace to farm bananas and other vegetables to provide food for the children.
- Plans for the children’s cottages are given by Notedec in England and site plan designs for the campus are donated by a US architect. The Bridge for Peace Children’s Village will be built in stages. It will consist of cottages for the children, vegetable gardens, school, medical clinic, vocational facilities, administrative facilities, and guest housing.
- Training begins for two mothers to staff the first children’s cottage.
- Bridge for Peace reaches out for partners to support the children.
- Construction has not yet begun, but Bridge for Peace begins to sponsor six infants who were orphaned when their mothers died in childbirth.
- Bridge for Peace Agricultural Project cultivates six acres of corn, a staple food which is dried, ground, and boiled as porridge. This will assist the Children’s Village in becoming self-sustaining.
- Bridge for Peace Uganda introduces the plans for Bridge for Peace Children’s Village with a launch attended by Bridge for Peace US and Australia. Religious and business leaders attend. Dinner tickets are sold, four hundred local people attend. Children and adults perform and locals contribute auction items. Donations and pledges total an amazing $5,000.
- Bridge for Peace sponsors 13 infants who were orphaned. They attend the launch with their Bridge for Peace house mothers.
- Bridge for Peace is given the use of a facility rent free for seven years to house the children while construction of the cottages continues.
- Living Power, an Australian solar engineering company visits the site and assesses energy needs.
- The first cottage is completed.
- Outdoor latrine is built. Fencing, water, and electrical connections are underway.
- Fourteen children and their housemothers will relocate to the cottage early in 2015.