The Samaritan Day Care & Kindergarten is a modern early learning centre for vulnerable and underprivileged children aged 6 months to 6 years. We develop each child's early educational and social skills within a healthy and stimulating environment in our purpose built facilities. Their parents - often vulnerable young single mothers - are given the opportunity to work or undergo training while we care for their child. Our motto is "From Hopeless to Hopeful."
Uganda has a young population- the majority are under 18. For a variety of reasons many find themselves thrust into early parenthood and have few or no resources to help their own child develop the early educational and social skills that are so vital to equip them for school and adulthood. Whilst the government tries to ensure each child has access to primary education there are no provisions for preschool education and many children begin primary school lacking any literacy skills.
Our day care centre provides individual care, healthy meals and a range of developmental activities tailored to the needs of each child, including educational games and early reading. The kindergarten offers the same individual care whilst putting addition focus on preparing for the transition to primary school. Many of our children will receive sponsorship to go on to attend our Samaritan Primary School. Their parents then have the opportunity to go to work or get further education.
The support we provide to vulnerable young families and their children will help build them a heathly and stable family in which each member and both generations have the opportunity to develop and unlock their potential.