The Nsumba orphanage is located in the village of Nsumba. Nsumba has a population of 5000 and is 60 kilometres away from Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
The orphanage is sponsored by the organization ”Bring Children From Streets”. The promoter of the organization is pastor Charles M. Bwenvu (66 years old). Bwenvu began his work with children from the streets in 1988. He began by opening his home in Kampala to children who lived on the street. Bwenu soon realized that there is a short path back to the streets and its environment for many of these children. This is why, in 1990, he purchased some land in Nsumba to build an orphanage.
The area is 500 mål area (1 mål = ,247 acres or 1000 square meters) that reaches to lake Victoria. Father Charles has moved his main office to Nsumba and now lives at the orphanage
There are more than 400 children living in orphanage in Nsumba, most of them originate from Kampala. There are parentless children from the local area around Nsumbas and in the northern parts of Uganda. There orphans range from the ages of 1 to 18 years old and comprise of approximately 60% girls and 40% boys.
The orphanage has 10 full time employees and 20 part-time employees.
A primary/secondary and high school have been built to offer the children from the orphanage in addition to providing the local children an education. Approximately 500 children attend the different levels of the school. The teacher’s salaries for the primary and secondary schools are provided by the government of Uganda. The teachers of the high school are salaried directly from the orphanage of Nsumba.
The primary goal for the orphanage of Nsumba is to protect the children from physical and mental abuse along with providing the primary needs of food, safety and medical treatment.
The orphanage strives to provide the children with formal schooling and provides the opportunity for carrier based education. There is strong focus on cultural affiliation and the freedom to practice ones own religion. The orphanage has a wide variety of sport and recreational activities. Sports are considered important for the development of values and is used as an agent to develop children’s social skills