Suubi Child Development – Kampala, Uganda
BE a Hero provides monthly support for the orphans and underprivileged children of SUBBI through our Sponsorship Program.
Suubi Child Development Center is located just outside Kampala, Uganda. Suubi was founded by Ezra Ssemwanga in May 2005 with the purpose of providing free education to neighborhood orphans and other underprivileged children in the community. From there, the vision expanded to opening a boarding house so that the orphaned children not only receive an education, but also have their physical needs met as well. Today Suubi provides an education to close to 400 children, including orphans and underprivileged students as well as fee paying students who help subsidize the cost of caring for the orphans.
Suubi’s model is unique in that it takes a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the children. Emphasis is placed not only on addressing the children’s educational needs, but also on instilling Christian values and promoting healthcare through good hygiene and HIV prevention education. This all-encompassing approach ensures that kids not only have head knowledge, but are prepared for life. And, kids are happier and healthier in this setting.
Be a Hero’s monthly support of SUBBI is administered through Partners in Action (PIA), an organization started in 1985 to help the poor and needy of the world. In the past 2 decades PIA has touched the lives of tens of thousands of people in many parts of the world.