African Hearts African Hearts Community Organization

"Be devoted to one
another in brotherly love."

Romans 12:10

African Hearts
  About Us


Vision
African Hearts Community Organization exists to create fully developed people who honor God in all aspects of life and contribute positively to society.

Mission
Our mission is to reach out to the vulnerable children of Uganda with the love of Christ to help them find a true enrichment of life.

Objectives
  • To advocate for the rights of children
  • To provide education opportunities for vulnerable children through paying school fees and supplies
  • To promote physical, spiritual and emotional healing of vulnerable children through Bible studies, counseling and care
  • To provide safe and loving environment to the vulnerable children so as to nurture them physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually

Our Leadership

LutaayaLutaaya Abdul, the director of African Hearts Community Organization introduces himself saying, "I am Lutaaya Abdul, and I am born again!" so that everyone knows that this former Muslim is a Christian. Lutaaya learned to play trumpet in an Anglican Boys' Brigade while at Old Kampala Secondary School. That is where he heard the gospel and gave His life to Christ. From that point, he and some friends determined in 2001 to organize their own boys' brigade brass band which has now grown into African Hearts Community Organization, a registered Ugandan NGO. Lutaaya completed his degree in social work from Uganda Christian University and has dedicated his life to serving the vulnerable children of Uganda. "Helping these children gives me joy. I know that God has called me to do this work for all my life." Lutaaya and his wife Sandra have one daughter, Nevaeh.

JuniorKabama Ronald Junior is the business administrator for African Hearts Community Organization. Junior lost both parents and his siblings to AIDS. Junior writes, "But truly I am not affected so that's why I am turning to be a godly man, and I won't stop believing God in all situations and taking God as first priority before anything else." Junior struggled as he grew up trying to survive and get an education. Thankfully he was a "great footballer", so he was able to get scholarships to complete his secondary education. Then in 2001 Junior joined African Hearts and became a leader. He has now completed a degree in business at Makerere Business School and is currently working on his CPA certification. He has dedicated his life to working with other orphans and vulnerable children to help them have a better life. Junior also plays trumpet and is a talented artist.

KennyKenny Hoffman is a close friend to Lutaaya and Junior and a leader in the African Hearts Organization. Kenny struggled growing up and dropped out of school for a time, but now Kenny is born again, has completed high school and is the band director for the Royalle Brass Band. Kenny also leads the weekly slum ministry in the Kisenyi area ministering to the street kids. Kenny has a compassionate heart for boys who are facing challenging circumstances and is committed to making a difference in their lives. He also enjoys playing trumpet and promoting the band performances. Kenny loves the Lord and is a valuable asset to the organization.

Ssekalala George WilliamSsekalala George William is one of the long time members and leaders of African Hearts. He is a student at Ndejje University where he is completing a degree in journalism and mass communication this year. He serves as the Public Relations Officer at AfriHCO. George testifies that he suffered many hardships growing up but "decided in 2005 to fully accept Jesus Christ to work in my life." His goals are to be a godly person always, to serve African Hearts diligently, and to marry and raise a wonderful family. His favorite verse is John 10:10: "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

MoreenMoreen Oguna serves as the African Hearts Junior School Administrator. She has a diploma in Secondary Education and has taught school two and a half years. She is currently studying in the evening program at Uganda Christian University working toward a degree in Social Work and Social Administration. Her life verse is Isaiah 40:31. "God makes us go through situations for a purpose, and I have learned to grow in hardships. When I lost my parents to HIV, I learned to grow as an orphan and developed a passion to help the vulnerable."


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Please consider financially partnering with African Hearts to make a difference in the lives of young Ugandans. Contact Us for more information or click on the link to the left to sponsor a child or to make a donation now to our general fund.

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