Busia Town Child Development Center

Pastor Okumu Waddy David Wanyama is changing Kisenyi A as he serves the children in Jesus' name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the U.S.
Ethiopia
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Nazareth, Ethiopia 

211 children

Pastor Tadele Tilahun is changing Nazareth Higher 02 Kebele 11 as he serves the children in Jesus’ name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the United States.


  • Compassion-sponsored children are given regular medical checkups, health and hygiene education, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, school tuition, and school materials.
  • Sports activities, field trips, Bible studies, and homework develop confidence and awareness of life beyond their circumstances.
  • The center staff provide home visits, income-generating projects and adult literacy classes for the parents of Compassion-sponsored children.
  • This church hosts a Compassion Child Survival Program that provides aid to 45 mothers and their infant children.
    Benefits of Compassion programs:
  • Health seminars are offered to the community.
  • Children learn and grow in a safe environment.
  • Attitudes and mentalities of the children have improved positively and they are gaining confidence.
  • Many in the community are hearing about God’s love through the outreach and partnership between St. Andrew’s Church and Compassion. .

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  • Kisenyi A has a population of 3,800 and is a border town about a mile from the Uganda/Kenya border.
  • The majority of the population is unemployed.
  • HIV prevalence has increased to 30 percent, one of the highest in Uganda.
  • Common health issues: HIV/AIDS and malaria (mainly under age 9).
  • Social needs: income-generating activities and schools.

  • Busia Town Baptist Church began in May 2003 after a door-to-door evangelization mission from their parent church.
  • This church is located between two mosques in a Muslim-dominated area.
  • Their church motto is: "Entering church to worship and departing to serve." 


  • This church has partnered with Compassion for three years.
  • Goals: progress in protection from malaria and increased school attendance. 

  • Parents/guardians can learn parenting skills and benefit from income-generating activities.
  • Recreational programs: music, dance and drama competitions, and sports that encourage confidence and creative contribution.
  • Workshops offered: Vegetable growing, tree planting, and life skills.
  • Children and their families hear the gospel and are encouraged to grow in their faith.

*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.