Ritual sacrifice and mutilations of children (Child Sacrifice)
is a growing problem in Uganda. It’s a witch-craft driven problem that is manifested through kidnaps, abduction, murder and disappearance of children that are later found mutilated or killed most often involving removing body parts usually facial features, ears, tongues, blood and tissue, genitalia and other internal body organs. These body parts are then mixed with witch-craft related articles in rituals guided by ‘’witch-doctors’’ to be consumed by spirits that are believed will banish evil, provide prosperity and protection of business, bring good luck or any other fortunes. The removal of body parts in most of these mutilations lead to death or the attacks are out-rightly intended for death as a sacrifice, slaughtering the children like an animal for their blood. Some killings that happen near lakes and rivers (or among the fishing communities) involve direct and forceful drowning of children to the gods of the waters as a sacrifice. A heavy stone, or object capable of sinking is tied to a targeted child, they are then sailed into the deep waters and drowned for similar reasons. Many children as well as adults have fallen victims to this practice in Uganda with the biggest number being children as they are considered pure, easy to lure and their blood sacrifice is considered and more powerful that of adults. Albino children
are a target
Whereas our focus is on children, we also respond to cases that involve ritualistic sacrifice of adults as this has a direct impact on the dependent children and the entire family
Who we are
Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we seek to fight poverty, empower families and communities through education, bring freedom from oppression by seeking justice through advocacy and provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to vulnerable children.
An educated and just society that brings hope and empowers children.
We strive demonstrate love to everyone by giving them our time, respect and concern.
We’ve been promised hope in Jesus Christ and we want to let everyone that we meet, work with, and partner with to experience that hope as well.
We are committed to positive social change and work with urgency in seeking justice and fairness as we fight alongside those that are afflicted.
We believe that by giving others the resources and skills to better their lives, the community as a whole can prosper. We are eager to teach and share what we know with others in order to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.
We are one team, strong and diverse individuals unified by a clear common purpose to put an end to child abuse.
We believe in being a good steward of resources and in exercising frugality and accountability to our partners.