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Loewen's Child Development Centre

Some of the girls showing off their new uniforms.

History of the Centre

Shechinah Grace Ministry broke ground on the Loewen’s Child Development Centre (LCDC) in 2010 with the first funds raised by a community volleyball tournament back in Canada. Construction carried on as funding permitted, and the building was finally completed the summer of 2013 with the painting of the interior. Located on property that was purchased by community and family in Uganda, the Loewen’s Child Development Centre has been home to the project manager Aaron, his wife Naome, their birth children and the now eight sponsored orphan and vulnerable children to whom they are house parents. In addition, the centre was used for the past couple years as a classroom before the three classroom block on the property was in usable condition.

With bedding, new clothes, and a few other supplies two OVC girls are ready to join the family in the centre.

Plans for Expansion

Eight sponsored orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) call the centre home, and we are happy to share that this means we have met our current goal as this is the maximum number the centre can accommodate as it currently exists. This is all thanks to the generous and ongoing support of a growing community of child sponsors in Canada. The next step is to construct an expansion of the centre to house an additional eight girls. Once we reach this goal of sixteen OVC girls welcomed into the orphanage through the child sponsorship program, we will have reached the maximum for the current property.

First OVC sponsorship. Nahiya with her grandmother and her sponsor Christy.

Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Sponsorship

When you commit to become an OVC sponsor, you are ensuring the child receives:

  • Nutritious Meals
  • Quality Education
  • Access to Healthcare
  • A Loving Home
The search to find OVC sponsors is currently on hold until we have created the space to accommodate the next eight girls.