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Bethel a home for the hapless

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th February 2008 03:00 AM

LOCATED in Namulanda on Entebbe road, Bethel Home is residence for orphans and other hapless children. Sam Kibuuka, the proprietor, says some of the children were picked from streets.

LOCATED in Namulanda on Entebbe road, Bethel Home is residence for orphans and other hapless children. Sam Kibuuka, the proprietor, says some of the children were picked from streets.

By Maureen Nakatudde

LOCATED in Namulanda on Entebbe road, Bethel Home is residence for orphans and other hapless children. Sam Kibuuka, the proprietor, says some of the children were picked from streets.

Kibuuka’s dream to have a home is traced right from his childhood days. He was born to a rich father, but did not enjoy the luxury of living with him, which deeply affected his life. So, when he grew up he developed an intense desire to better children’s lives.

Apart from teaching in sunday schools, Kibuuka also started children groups like Children on the Front Line and another called My Pride, through which he organised children’s parties and playing with them.

“When Sempangi’s (Rev. Kefa) home collapsed in 2001, we decided to take over some of the children from him,” he explains.

Prior to that, as Kibuuka and a friend Pastor Eddie Cornwell of Calvary chapel in California were driving along Kampala road, two boys approached them asking for money. Before giving the ‘naughty’ boys money, they asked them whether they would like to return to school. The boys responded positively.

Two days after the incident, Kibuuka and the friend picked the children off the street, rented a place for them and hired a care taker to look after them.

“When we visited the house after some days, we found there five boys instead of two. We took care of all of them,” he narrates the origin of the home.

Today, Bethel has managed to get its own premises at Namulanda. The establishment is home to 50 children, who go to nearby schools. The children stay with a care-taker, Gorreti, who they refer to as their mother.

Bethel a home for the hapless

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