Watoto is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda. It is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation.
The Watoto model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education (both formal and technical), trauma counseling and spiritual discipleship. Watoto exists to raise the next generation of African leaders, by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral value, so that each one becomes a responsible Christian and productive citizen.
Watoto aims to replicate the model in other countries across the continent so as to fast-track the rescue of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Africa.
Pipeline Worldwide has been honored to partner with Watoto in providing water wells on their agricultural and livestock farms used to provide fresh produce and poultry for the nearly 2800 children under the care of Watoto. In addition, the Luube Farm well is providing clean water to the surrounding community of nearly 3500 people. We look forward to more productive work with Watoto.
“Pipeline has helped us with several deep tubewells cum electric pumps for use at our Dream Centers in East India. These deep tubewells have proven to be a vital resource for the community especially during the drier months of March – mid-June when the Monsoons arrive in India. Pipeline has provided for our resident children along with the community to have access to clean water for their daily necessities. For this I am very grateful to Pipeline”.
Good News India cares for more than 2500 orphaned and/or destitute children in 27 Dream Centers. Most of their work is deep inside rural India where people live in dreadful poverty. Many of our kids have a single parent who has to eke out a living as a day laborer, working all day in the fields for about 50 cents per day. Sometimes both parents have to work like this in order to barely feed themselves. More often than not, the children “wander around” until the guardian comes home. GNI operates a 24/7/365 residential program with a far greater influence upon the children than the difficult environments they are living in. They are committed to seeing their children through College or Vocational School Training.
GNI is also aggressively engaged in rescuing children from human trafficking, bonded and sexual slavery. Nearly 150 Nepali girls have found refuge from the ravages of child trafficking because of the work of Good News India. Tragically, some 80% of the girls that “work” in the brothels of India are forcibly brought down from the Northern hills of India, some as young as five or six years old. They have a network of people who identify a girl at high risk and intervene BEFORE they are ever taken away. The hope is to build a Dream Center for 500+ girls and rescue them from the horrors of sexual slavery.
India is one of a handful of countries where leprosy is still prevalent. This dreadful and debilitating disease carries with it an enormous social and religious stigma. Good News India is reaching out to nearby lepers and are feeding almost 300 lepers each day. Fall 2011, they opened their first Leper Colony with about 100 adults and their 120+ children. A school was built on site in 2010 for the children and they continue to build more housing/toilets/bathing facilities for the 200+ lepers that want to come and live there.
The work of GNI is absolutely incredible and to date Pipeline has had the privilege of drilling over 7 wells with them. In addition, Pipeline has developed some hygiene and sanitation projects to help GNI continue the incredible momentum they are experiencing!
Come Let’s Dance is in outstanding organization that is transforming the lives of men, women, children, and entire communities in Uganda. The majority of the work they do is focused around Kampala, the capitol city of Uganda. Strikingly, the vast majority of the CLD leadership does not come from the big city. In fact many of their friends came to Kampala from the rural villages that their parents or grandparents live in, to search for opportunities or escape impoverished life. One of the large focuses of Come Let’s Dance is to walk alongside and empower the leaders within their community to return to the villages from which they came and serve the needs of that community.
Some of the projects that make up Come Let’s Dance are Wakiso International Academy. The school is located in Wakiso, Uganda and is open to the public, offering high waulity education a very affordable price. It also serves children from the Katanga slums located in greater Kampala. Pipeline has had the privilege of meeting these wonderful children and providing them with school supplies and dental hygiene kits.
Another outstanding project that CLD leads is the Double Portion Farm, a vocational training center for Ugandan farmers. Come Let’s Dance teaches locals a 28 year-old farming method for 1 year on their 20 acre farm, equipping them to realize the potential of their own land and teaching them the skills to replicate this model for sustainability. Pipeline was honored to provide a water well on this 20 acre farm that is being used not only for irrigation, but also provides clean water to the surrounding Katiti Village. Nearly 3000 people are directly impacted by this well.
Come Let’s Dance also runs a vocational rehabilitation center called Thread of Life, located near the Kataga slum. This Slum Empowerment Basecamp serves as the staging point for everything they do in the slum. This basecamp is a true community center that fosters a safe environment where they can rescue women from prostitution, and care for widows and destitute single mothers. CLD teaches them practical vocational skills of tailoring, and shoe and jewelry making so they can sell those products in the marketplace for sustainability. They also mentor and restore dignity to these women so they can become leaders in their community and parent their children in a healthy environment.
Pipeline is honored to partner with Come Let’s Dance!
CARSA, a valued partner of Pipeline Worldwide, is located in Kigali, Rwanda. CARSA stands for “Christian Action for Reconciliation and Social Assistance”. CARSA exists to serve the people of Rwanda in supporting their journey towards healing, forgiveness, reconciliation and sustainable holistic development.
They do this by equipping and training youth, students, and church leaders; empowering them to live in harmony and become agents of healing and reconciliation in their communities. CARSA trains and promotes unity in diversity among younger leaders by building relationships and developing character; enabling them to be a source of holistic transformation within the nation. They also bring together genocide survivors and perpetrators and assisting them with opportunities for welfare in various peace building initiatives.
It is in this area where Pipeline has connected with CARSA. Since 2001, the government of Rwanda has decided to release genocide perpetrators from prisons. After being released they have to go back into the communities where they will live with victims. Many victims’ families are frustrated and scared to live again with those who have killed their relatives. CARSA’s outstanding work in this area is bringing healing and forgiveness between survivors and the perpetrators.
One such program where Pipeline is getting involved is in the Cows For Peace program where 2 families come together and learn to “do life” together. The gift of a cow becomes a source of sustainability and income. Pipeline also helps CARSA build homes for widows of the genocide. The potential for community development is absolutely incredible and Pipeline is thrilled to call the CARSA Team our friend and partner. We are also actively pursuing water well projects in these areas to help CARSA gain even more favor within the communities that they reach as well as providing a source of life and health.
Founded by William Booth in 1867, the Salvation Army continues to make a tremendous impact not only here in the US but around the world. Since it’s existence in 1893, Arizona Valley of the Sun programs in Phoenix, AZ continue to provide services to the homeless, working poor, children, youth, addicted, elderly, and abused.
Pipeline Worldwide continues, through the assistance of our annual Borderline Event, to provide a full semi-truck load of water each year to the Salvation Army’s Heat and Hydrations Project. The program, in partnership with local Phoenix police and fire organizations, provides water and other helpful items to Arizona’s most vulnerable – our homeless and elderly.
Pipeline is honored to be the Phoenix Salvation Army’s largest sole donor each year during the summer water drive. Although the need for clean water is so great in developing nations around the world, Pipeline Worldwide is grateful for the privilege we have to serve with one of our hometown organizations. We look forward to continued partnership with this outstanding group of people!
The Bless a Child Foundation specializes in providing a temporary home and support to children with cancer and their families. Specifically, they have a large house near one of the hospitals h in Kampala, and when children come to Kampala from whatever villages they come from, the BAC Foundation provides them with a place to stay during treatment including all meals, and helps to arrange surgeries and other treatment. In many cases, the BAC Foundation provides financial assistance for treatment and other expenses.
Bryan Walusimbi is the founder and director. Several years ago, Bryan decided he needed to try to do something for a child struggling with cancer, as well as that child’s family. Out of his own resources, he paid for treatment, for a place to stay near the hospital during treatment, and he continued to follow through with this family until the treatment was successfully completed.
Like many other people who just try to do one good thing, Bryan quickly saw that the need for this kind of help was overwhelming, and soon the Bless a Child Foundation was formed. Bryan s continues to pay for this ministry almost completely out of his own pocket. His real job? Bryan is a clown, performing at high-end parties and functions. His clientele are among the wealthy and elite of Uganda, including high-level government leadership. With that clientele, he can demand a high price for his entertainment and since his clients understand what he does with the money, they frequently give him more than he asks.
Pros for Africa (PFA) is a volunteer-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Oklahoma City that encourages professionals of all fields to share what they know, have and create with the children of Africa.
PFA is a proud development partner of the Saint Monica Girls Schools led by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe. Sister Rosemary has two schools currently, one in Gulu, Uganda and one in Atiak, Uganda, with a third under construction in Torit, South Sudan. It is our goal to eventually spread enthusiastic and loving volunteer work throughout the whole of Africa.
PFA exists because of the generosity of working professionals, including athletes, physicians, nurses, attorneys, engineers, designers, carpenters, entrepreneurs, educators and even pre-professionals: college, medical and law students!
E3 Africa’s mission is to educate, enrich and empower the vulnerable children of Uganda. E3 Africa was founded by Fr. Robert Aliunzi, a Ugandan missionary priest to the United States. By the age of six, Fr. Robert and his nine brothers and sisters were orphaned. Through the generosity of others paying his secondary and university tuition, Fr. Robert was able to complete his studies and become a priest. In turn, Fr. Robert began paying the tuition of other vulnerable children which led to the creation of E3 Africa.
Since 2007, E3 Africa has facilitated secondary and post-secondary education by matching sponsors with the most vulnerable Ugandan youth. In most cases, the youth have lost one or both parents, come from very poor families and have a desire to attend school but do not have access to financial resources. Through sponsorship, the sponsored student receives room, board, one-on-one mentoring, and an education at a quality secondary school, trade school or university. In addition to sponsorship, E3 Africa is in its first phase of building St. Thomas Aquinas College, a Catholic secondary school and campus that will provide a high quality education to up to 1000 students. The school’s unique curriculum will include peacebuilding and conflict resolution as well as vocational training. The campus will include dormitories, a cafeteria, farm, science lab, computer room and medical dispensary.
WHO WE HAVE HELPED
To date, 64 of our students have graduated from university and vocational school and 112 have graduated from secondary school. Most of these youth come from areas affected by civil war, tribal conflict and HIV/AIDS in northern Uganda. Through E3 Africa, they have become a family and learned how to live peacefully with those from other tribes.
Our graduates are working as medical clinic officers, nurses, teachers, electricians, business owners, business trainers, non-profit staff, finance assistants, construction workers, data managers, customer service representatives, development assistants, hotel staff and in formation for priesthood.
“Pipeline Worldwide has been a tremendous supporter and partner of E3 Africa. Through Pipeline’s efforts, fundraising and construction of the first phase of our school has quickly progressed. We are grateful to Pipeline Worldwide for their commitment to helping the poorest children in Uganda and for the strength of their partnership!”
City of Joy Rwanda was founded in 2011 by Todd and Andria Ellingson.
In May of 2010 Todd and Andria moved to Rwanda permanently. Todd had been a pastor for nearly 20 years and Andria a kindergarten teacher for 6 years. God brought Rwandan native John Kayitare into their lives and together through hard work and sacrifice, City of Joy Rwanda was born.
Our family and our community have experienced God’s grace in powerful new and fresh ways since we first began City of Joy Rwanda and we are determined to continue to develop relationships with our neighbors and the local government to bring life transformation through Jesus.
Here’s what we currently have going on:
In April of 2012 the Community Center was dedicated as the first building project of City of Joy. Almost immediately, two sewing classes moved into the Community Center for their training. Graduates from the sewing classes have formed an association and are beginning to support themselves through local jobs using their new trade. Graduates also sell their handmade items online with the assistance of City of Joy Rwanda. The vocational sewing classes last for twelve months, and students learn to sew various purses and bags as well as quilted bibs and clothing!
JOY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Joy Christian School began holding classes in January 2013 in the Community Center. It’s been a long journey with a long way still to go. To think we didn’t even have electricity until September 2012! Now in January 2015 we added 4 new classrooms/teachers, moved to full day school for all 163 students, added a principal, serve children 2 meals a day and limit our classroom size to around 20 students!
JOY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Joy Christian Church dedicated it’s new building on Sunday, August 23rd with over 500 people attending! Pastor Lambert was hired to lead weekly worship and to be a school chaplain/teacher. Average worship attendance is around 200 as the Word of God is preached each week! Already in it’s short life Joy Christian Church: has children’s, youth and adult choirs; has held pastor’s trainings and youth conferences; and has had the privilege of leading some to surrender their lives to Christ!
“We love our relationship with Pipeline Worldwide because of their commitment to sustainable change. Our neighborhood will benefit directly and powerfully with clean water from a well they have funded.” Todd Ellingson Founder of City of Joy Rwanda
In January 2001 when Gujarat was struck by a catastrophic earthquake, Ms Manjula Pooja Shroff, Chairperson, CALORX (Now renamed as KALOREX) Foundation, was moved by the fact that while thousands of those affected had lost their lives and rendered homeless, her family and associates/staff members at workplace were saved by the grace of god. It was this gratitude that propelled her to venture into the field of Disaster Management and Rehabilitation to help the victims of the earthquake.
At Ahmedabad, hundreds of people would sleep on the streets or in their vehicles since they were petrified of being confined in their homes due to frequent aftershocks. CALORX, in coordination with the government, set up about 150 to 200 tents in the sprawling grounds of Gujarat University accommodating more than 1000 people. The venture was named as Visamo, meaning ‘Shelter’ in Gujarati. From providing logistic support, arranging relief supplies, conducting free surgeries for injured victims, providing lodging and boarding, to psychological / trauma counselling, day care for young children of working parents, and round the clock security… Visamo had planned for all. Soon, All the three Rs, Rescue, Relief and Rehabilitation followed, in tandem.
- Each child to be confident and to be able to stand an equal in society
- To have equal opportunities in life
- They should aim to be pilots, commandos, CEOs, singers, dancers, and be happy with whatever conscious choices they make in life
- Empowering lives through Education & Environment that propels them for a better future