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Statement of Faith.


“A Christ centered Church equipped for a transforming mission among people.”

Vision Statement.

Children and their families living a dignified life full of Christian values in the Diocese of Ruwenzori and entire Rwenzori region.

Mission Statement.

Ruwenzori Diocesan Children Ministry exists to embrace and guide children to grow into productive adults with Christian values through evangelization, capacity building and advocacy.

Core Values.

Godliness, faithfulness to holy scriptures, integrity, selfless service, unconditional love, unity in Christ and upholding Biblical family values.

Background.


Ruwenzori Children’s Center is an integrated Faith Based Program under the Education department of the Diocese of Ruwenzori. It developed from Ruwenzori Diocese Children’s Ministry that has been in existence as the church itself.

In 2009/2010, a Children’s desk was initiated by the late Bishop Patrick Kyaligonza intended to enhance Christian teaching to children, train children’s church teachers, Children’s Church planting, Counseling and Guidance.

All in all, the church continues to experience lots of injustices inflicted on children today increasing cases of child abuse and neglect such as, children dropping out of schools to engage in child labor /slavery, commercial sexual exploitation of children, drug and substance abuse, grabbing land of orphaned children etc. This is worsened by extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS that has left many children orphaned.

In that context, Ruwenzori Diocese is strategically implementing a holistic program that embraces children and guides them to grow into responsible adults by, becoming a voice of the voiceless children and advocating for their rights and their responsibilities.


Meet the Ruwenzori Children’s Center Management Committee.


Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo Amooti

Diocesan Bishop
(BA-Divinity and Masters in Theology – Uganda Christian University, Mukono)

Bp. Reuben is a total supporter of children’s Ministry at Church, community and family levels bearing in mind the fact that 49% of the Ugandan population is children below fourteen years of age according to the 2014 Uganda Census statistics. His passion for children ministry can be summarized by his popular advocacy quotation of “the worst mistake we make is only to see a child in a child”

Mr. Daniel Baguma

Diocesan Treasurer
(BA-Econ, Hon. Degree - Upper Second – Makerere University)

Experienced manager; self-motivated with a wide range of experience of over 20 years in Retail Banking; with proven leadership skills; result oriented and able to maintain high quality service standards to customers.

Mr. Magezi Charles

Diocesan Education Department Head
(Bachelor of Education 1982-1985 - Makerere University)

Retired from the teaching service in 2012 and joined Church Ministry as the Diocesan Education Coordinator up to date. He believes that children are a blessing from God to their parents and humankind. It is thus our responsibility to protect, guide, guard, nurture, counsel and love them in order to fulfill God’s Purpose on earth and receive His blessings in return.

Ven Rev. Jonathan Kyangasha

Management Committee Chairman
(BA-Theology North West University & MA-Theology - Cand. Westminster Seminary)

Archdeacon and College Tutor in Ruwenzori Diocese . He believes that children are the most vulnerable population in our community, yet so receptive and moldable.

Rev. Rose Ekirunga

Diocesan Children’s Ministry Coordinator
(BA-Divinity UCU, MA-Religion Biblical Studies - Trinity Seminary USA)
An evangelist with passion for holistic Gospel outreach to all age groups. She treasures effective children’s ministry due to its formative impact and pledges to continue serving children with utmost love and care.

Core Program Areas of Focus.


1.0 Institutional Capacity Building

This program area involves strengthening the capacity of the institution for long term effective and efficient delivery of intended services to targeted communities. It also aims at enhancing the program and finance sustainability capacities.

Objectives

To train all program coordinators at Archdeaconry and Parish levels in Ruwenzori Diocese in key areas of child related programming.

To improve program administrative systems from Parish to Diocesan level through tooling, equiping the children departments, policy formulation, implementation and networking.

To construct a building facility that will house the program secretariat and a regional center for children’s social, spritual and cultural development.

To support local churches in the construction of Sanctuaries for the Children’s Church.

2.0 Children’s Ministry Program

This program area is committed to enhance reaching children and developing Children’s churches in the Diocese of Ruwenzori.

This is possible through improved Christian teaching to children in the Diocese, Children’s Church planting and training of children’s church teachers, promotion of chaplaincy functions in primary and secondary schools.

Objectives

To enhance and promote a unified Christian teaching to children and cordination of services in the Diocese of Ruwenzori.

To promote children’s church planting in the Diocese of Ruwenzori and enhancing the capacity of Children’s Church teachers.

To promote chaplaincy functions in all Diocesan institutions that include primary and secondary schools.

3.0 Social Protection and the Rights of Children Program

Social protection of children is an important component of poverty reduction strategies and efforts to reduce vulnerability to economic, social, natural and other shocks that negatively affect the development of children.

It plays an important role in strengthening access to and making demands for quality basic social and social welfare services for the poorest people through childhood and beyond.

This program area systematically adresses general vulnerability of children in the Diocese of Ruwenzori through promoting social insurance, provision of social welfare services to vulnerable children and advocating for children’s RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES.

Objectives

To promote social insurance to protect children and their families against the risks and consequences of poor livelihood, health problems, natural disasters and other shocks.

To provide social welfare services to marginalised groups of children who need special care, including child fostering systems, child focused violence prevention and protection services, rehabilitation and alternative education for special needs children and school drop outs.

  • Our Contacts

    Diocese of Ruwenzori Headquaters
    P.O.BOX, 37
    Kabarole Hill, South Division Fort Portal Municipality
    Kabarole District, Western Uganda in East Africa.
    Tel Land line. +256 782 526 933 (Bishop)
    Tel Mob. + 256 782 597 917, +256 703, 212, 511 (Program Coordinator)