The UK charity Give a Child a Hope (GACAH) operates a Champions Support Programme. This programme enables Bishop Ivan Lugoloobi and the team at the Revival Centre to provide a loving environment and a good education (from nursery to Senior 6 – A level) to more than 150 of the most needy children at the Centre, whilst also supporting and meeting their welfare needs.
Some of these children have lost one or both parents and are brought to the Centre by relatives or the surviving parent who may be too ill or too poor to care for them. Others have been rescued from the streets or from various forms of exploitation. To help build their self-esteem and give them aspirations for the future Bishop Ivan refers to these children as his “Champions”, because they are going to rise above their circumstances.
The Revival Centre aims to provide each child with the knowledge and skills they need to support themselves and their families in the future.
All the boarders at the Revival Centre, whether Champions or fee paying pupils, share the same facilities. They sleep in single gender dormitories equipped with bunk beds, and each child has a small trunk at the foot of their bed containing personal possessions such as their school uniform and stationary, toiletry items and any other clothes.
Compared to western standards the food at the Revival Centre is very basic, but it is both filling and nutritious. Basic health care is provided by the on-site clinic which is run by a professionally qualified healthcare team.
To find out more about measures taken to improve the dormitories and living conditions at Revival, see ‘Life at Revival‘.
To learn about what is being done to meet the challenge of feeding the children every day against a background of constantly rising food prices and food shortages in Uganda, see ‘Agriculture Project‘.
The Champions Support programme is coordinated by Madam Allen at the Revival Centre in Matugga working in partnership with a GACAH Trustee Task Group in the UK. Madam Allen is not only Bishop Ivan’s wife but she is also the Operations Manager of the Revival Centre.
If you wish to support the Champions Programme see further details under the section on this web site entitled “How you can help”. There you will find detailed information about the costs involved with supporting the Champions and how to support the programme.
If you require any further information about the Champions Support Programme please contact The Champions Support Task Group on the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Champions Scholarship Fund has recently been developed to support the most able Champion in each year to access Further Education.
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A local charity has gifted some contingency funding should it be needed.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the Scholarship Fund please contact our administrator who will pass it on to the trustees involved in the Scholarship Fund – Martin Smith, Sheila Lewis and Mary Booluck.
If you wish to make a donation please contact the administrator who is available by email on: email@example.com