About Wakisa

Wakisa Ministries was born out of Mrs. Vivian Kityo’s vision and passion for young women with unwanted pregnancies in Uganda. The primary focus is the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of the girls, young mothers and their babies. One of the strategies to deliver care was the establishment of a crisis pregnancy centre within the suburbs of the Kampala. 

The CentreThe centre was originally built as a residence and in more recent years was rented as office space for businesses. This photo shows the Centre during some building works.

During 2007, substantial donations were received that enabled the purchase of the property and during 2008, a new gable roof was constructed over the top of the old leaking roof (as shown in the photo).

Building Progress Dec 08_2  Also during 2008, a new 25-bed dormitory was added, meaning less cramped conditions for the girls. Renovation works inside the original section of the building were also carried out.

On a day-to-day basis, the Centre is run by Mrs Kityo, two administrative staff, a house mother who lives on the premises and a driver. Once a week, a professional counsellor volunteers her time to provide counselling support to any of the girls who require it, but especially to those who may be traumatised for a variety of reasons. There is also a constant stream of other volunteers who sew into the lives of the girls by teaching them various life skills such as literacy; cooking; candle making, weaving of mats and other objects; bead making; basket weaving; Bible studies; AIDS awareness etc.

In November 2011, a fire ripped through the dormitory, destroying it except for the foundations. Wakisa is desparately trying to raise sufficient funds to rebuild it. Please contact us if you can help!

 

Wakisa Ministries is an officially-registered NGO. Click on the following link to see a copy of their Certificate of Registration.

wakisa-certificate-of-registration

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