CWAS strives to become an outstanding, Competent, Innovative and self-sustaining Organisation, with motivated staff that groom vulnerable children into responsible Adults.
CWAS exits to save, care, groom vulnerable children into responsible Adults and sensitise the public about dangers of child neglect/abandonment.
Empowering vulnerable children to become independent responsible Adults.
Child Welfare and Adoption Society(CWAS), which looks after the vulnerable children, is a registered charitable non-government organisation (NGO No.S.5914/504) and has its headquarters at Nsambya Babies Home in one of the suburbs of Kampala. It was established in 1958 by a Missionary Priest to coordinate the social works activities in Catholic child care institutions in different areas in Uganda. He started collecting abandoned children in the hospitals and on the streets .The collected child would be given to a willing elderly mother who would feed him/her and the Mill Hill Missionary pays her for the running cost. These running costs would be facilitated by money collected from various local and international sponsors. Since these children were from different backgrounds: cultures,tribes and religious denominations, the name changed from Catholic Child Welfare and Adoption Society to Child Welfare and Adoption Society in 1964. As the Society had similar homes in other parts of Uganda, the Bishops in 1966 decided that each Diocese should look after the affairs of its local children and so, CWAS remained under Kampala Archdiocese and its administration was entrusted to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix-Ggogonya, locally known as Ggogonya Sisters.
This home has a capacity of 30 babies/children, receives mainly babies who are abandoned, neglected and orphaned with unknown background and brought at this institution by the Police, Probation Officers, local authorities, hospital personnel or community leaders who have been unable to trace any living adult relative who could take responsibility for the baby/child following the death of the parents. Admitted babies/children receive various services namely; provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and basic education... Read more
Kankobe Children's Home is located on Masaka Road, 80Km from Kampala city receives and caters for children between (06-14 years of age) who have out-grown Nsambya Babies Home. This home also caters for children from the community who have lost both parents and are desperately in need of care and protection.While at Kankobe, the children are educated at the nearby Universal Primary Education School. A big number of them go back to their families/relatives for holidays while those from Nsambya Babies Home...Read more
This home looks after children of over 14 years of age, mostly those who have out-grown Kankobe Children's Home and are entirely dependents of CWAS. These are either in Secondary schools, Vocational Institutes, Universities or Youth who have completed studies and are not yet employed....