Core Partner: 58Ten & Friends of Mulango
About the home:
You cannot visit Mulango with thinking of the children singing and dancing. From the moment a visitor comes through the gate they are greeted with indescribable, heavenly singing from the children. At devotions each evening, the children love dancing and singing. It is likely they learned this from the staff who enjoy dancing right alongside of them.
Mulango Children’s Home is part of a mission station. The station includes a girls high school, a bible college, a clinic and a local church. The children’s home is very involved in this local community. Mulango had a borehole drilled at the end of 2013 and found enough water to meet the needs of the home. Prior this point they were dependent upon the nearby river which dried up during the dry season. With water on the compound it is possible to have a greenhouse and poultry project, and maybe a few other sustainable projects as well.
Meet The Manager:
He grew up in this network of Children’s Homes, and returned to serve as Mulango’s Assistant Manager in 2004. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of Manager. Festus is a CPA and is further trained in project management, proposal writing, and in computers. He is also passionate about sustainability, having proposed numerous Income Generating Activities for Mulango, such as poultry farming, maize production, and garment fabrication.
I am the youngest of six children. In 2001 when I was old year old my mom passed away from malaria. Two years later my dad passed away from tuberculosis. I was separated from my siblings as we were divided among our relatives. I was living with my uncle but he did not welcome me into his family. Life was so hard until I came to my new family here at Mulango Children’s Home.
I am one of the first boys to attend secondary school (high school) since the Mulango Children’s Home reopened the doors. My parents here told me I am setting the example for the younger boys to follow so I worked very hard in school. I look forward to finishing my secondary school and continuing on with my education so that one day I will be able to support myself and help others who are in need.