Susan Tabia is known as “Mama Susan” to all the children at Amazing Grace and Kampala House. She earned this title by responding to God’s call on her life to seek out orphaned refugee children and create safe homes for them. Decades of civil war in South Sudan led to overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda, with children struggling to survive due to violence, disease, and lack of resources. Amazing Grace is located in the rural northern area of Adjumani, and Kampala House is in the capital city.
At both locations, the children live in a family-style setting where meals, work, and space are all shared communally. In addition to attending nearby schools, the children each have home responsibilities. They clean, assist with cooking, carry water, cut firewood, wash clothes and shoes, garden or farm, and help care for the younger children in the home. Lahash facilitates child sponsorship at both locations, and several separate fundraisers have been completed as well to help update buildings, secure a safe water supply, and even provide playground equipment.
Children in the Sponsorship Program are cared for holistically, meaning that physical, emotional, spiritual, educational, and environmental factors are all considered in providing care for each child. The kids are all given the opportunity to attend a local school, and Lahash engages in ongoing training and development efforts with the East African staff to creatively and compassionately improve the children’s lives.
There are currently no new sponsorships available at Amazing Grace or Kampala House. To meet other kids who are waiting to be sponsored click here.