Uganda : Home of Joy
Home of Joy is situated in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. Kampala was originally built on seven hills, and now covers 22 hills. This means most sites have steep gradients, but many are also blessed with fresh water springs. This is true of Home of Joy – it is built on a hill, and has a fresh water spring.
Home of Joy has up to 35 children with disabilities. Some are orphans and the Salvation Army is their sole guardians. Some come from poor families ‘in the bush’ and are with us, sometimes for a few years, whilst they receive medical treatment.
The children are accommodated in rooms for two or four children. There are two dormitory blocks, dining room, office, kitchen, play areas and a shamba (growing bananas, mangoes, tomatoes etc) at the bottom of the compound. The spring water is pumped into tanks and gives a constant supply of safe water.
The home receives no government grants but is supported by the generosity of Salvationists from overseas (through sponsorship and donations), specific project grants and from local well wishers.