Our dedication to teenagers is a call upon our ministry to respond to the challenges that teenagers go through as they face life. We focus on this age group because it is the most important stage of life, yet it receives the least support. This stage is the make or break period in a child’s life and without both financial and emotional support, many are at risk and unless given the necessary support may end up becoming another statistic.
Because of these challenges, many teenagers have ended up in early marriages, and many boys have ended up in lifestyles that have costed them their future and most of them their lives.
The Population Secretariat indicates that of the 1.2 million pregnancies recorded in Uganda annually, 25 per cent of these are teenage pregnancies. More than 300,000 teenagers who get pregnant also account for the bulk of unwanted pregnancies, which end up in unintended births or abortion. As a ministry, we seek to provide every teenage student in our sponsorship program with an opportunity to succeed and grow in the ways of God. The program caters for school tuition, School Uniform, a meal while at school and above all an opportunity to hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each student is attached to a mentor of his or her choice as role model for emotional, spiritual support and accountability.