The purpose of BLCDF is to share Christ with the children, and while in the Foundation’s care, to mould them into biblically and academically educated members of our future society and to champion them in the dream God has put in their heart.
The ONE who created the STARS, who calls them all by NAME (Isaiah 40:26); so too the children of BLCDF, the Lord knows each by name. Every child so precious in the sight of the Lord. Every child created by the Father with a DREAM in their heart. Every child is a ‘STAR’ in the eyes of the Lord.
How to get involved
You can volunteer to visit the BLCDF Child Care Ministry in Katunda Village. There are always opportunities available to assist with the academic, emotional and social wellbeing and spiritual development of the children. In addition, bi-annually, an Australian team goes to the Katunda Village to run a week long Children’s Program.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to support BLCDF in a volunteer capacity, not only by being part of a visiting team, but in other areas of support as well, such as social media/blog posts and hosting a fundraising event in your area.
Education Scholarship Program
There are 3 school terms in the Ugandan academic year. The cost for each child for school fees is $150AU for Term 1 (includes uniform and scholastic materials) and $100AU for each of Term 2 and Term 3 ($350AU per year). The children don’t learn for free. The school/s will keep demanding and carrying balances forward; this can become very stressful on the child and the consequence is that many drop out and/or perform poorly. If you want to provide a scholarship for school fees ($350AU per year) we would love to hear from you, please email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the children under BLCDF’s care have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned, although some of the children have simply come out of a situation where a parent just needed help. The Foundation’s Fund seeks to support as many of these children as possible and has a number of Projects which Supporters can choose to donate to.
Your Donations Matter!
BLCDF needs are divided into four Project Categories: LEARN, GROW, PLAY AND BUILD. Within each Project Category there are different items, equipment and packages that Supporters can donate to.
Project Learn involves being able to support the learning needs of the children to help them develop academically and spiritually.
Project funds are used for school fees, scholastic materials (such as books and stationery), spiritual materials (for example, Bible and Bible devotions), and other resources like songbooks and musical instruments.
Project Grow supports the children’s physical needs in their care home (children are looked after by extended family/siblings/families willing to be carers).
Project funds are used for items such as food staples packages, knitted hats, clothing, shoes, bedsheets, pillows and pillowcases, soap and blankets.
Project Play focuses on items and equipment that can develop the children’s love and engagement with play.
BLCDF would love your financial support for items such as jigsaw puzzles, children’s soft toys/dolls, footballs, dance outfits, play equipment (like a swing) and educational toys/games.
Thank you Supporters for your generous donations and your heart of care and kindness. The Foundation is committed to championing the lives of the children under its care and seeing the DREAMS of the children come to fruition. All money donated goes directly to the Project of the Donors choice.
Project Build involves being able to build a permanent Children’s Home and Office for Barnabas Legacy. This project will take a few years and is a big dream of the Foundation members and the children too!
We are believing God for the big things! As we do the possible He will do the impossible (Matthew 19:26).
If you feel God putting on your heart to support Project Build please send us a message for further details.
In Uganda, Orphanages are not legal; instead orphaned children are cared for by extended family and other families willing to be carers, under a registered Child Care Organisation. The organisation can also care for the children in a Children’s Care Home/Centre; in the school holidays the children are cared for in families among the community they live in.
BLCDF have a dream to build DREAM STAR CHILDREN’S CARE CENTRE in Katunda Village, so that it can provide much needed nurture and care for the orphaned children.
Become a Volunteer with the Knit/Crochet/Sew 4 Katunda Kids Klub
Would you like to be part of the K4KKK? There is NO pressure to make a certain number of items. It is simply as you are able, even if you send one box a year that would be a blessing.
We have created a Pinterest Board with some suggested patterns.
Join the private Facebook Group to exchange pattern ideas and encourage one another on!
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Barnabas Legacy Children’s Dream Foundation would welcome your involvement. Please do get in touch and find out practical and financial ways in which you can support this Christian Child Care Ministry reaching over 250+ vulnerable, orphaned and needy children in Katunda Village, Jinja, Kampala, Uganda.