A BRIEF HISTORY
CCLS-USA & CCLS-U: AN INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
Kawete is a little village located in a remote part of Uganda, Africa, one of the most impoverished countries in the world. There is no running water and little or no electricity. The life expectancy is one of the lowest in the world as AIDS and malaria run rampant, the majority of the population live far below the poverty level, and the list goes on. Yet, some of the most beautiful children in the world - God's little princes and princesses - have the opportunity to receive a Christian education every day of the week at CCLS-U thanks to the efforts of CCLS-USA.
The partnership began in 2008 through pre-owned clothing donations, grew into the collection of funds to purchase goats and throw a feast, continued with the sale of bricks to turn the orphanage into a school building, and now boasts over 400 students taking advantage of a multi-building school campus, including a newly constructed girls dormitory and clinic.
In a sense, this mission has taken on a life of its own—ministering to our own staff, parents, and children probably as much, if not more, than it has ministered to those in Kawete. God has used this mission to grow CCLS-USA, while it is called to serve to grow CCLS-U.