Uganda is a nation largely made up of children. Fifty-one percent of the population is under the age of 15. Even if every dollar given by the world to help an African orphan actually reached the child in the form of food, clothing, and school supplies, the child might survive, but there is no assurance the child would not become an “adult victim” with needs and expectations of continued support; a victim of poverty, AIDS, diseases, corruption, starvation, or countless other symptoms of a fallen world. Almost 20 years ago, Katherine Hines set out to minister to the most vulnerable people of a country that was the epicenter of the spread of AIDS in Africa: the widows and orphans. Third Lens has designed and is managing the construction of a dining hall for the Genesis School that will also serve as a multi-purpose facility for community events. Construction began in September 2016 and is expected to finish in early 2017.
Unlike typical organizations, HUM’s work goes far beyond feeding and clothing child victims. Instead, through our sponsorship program, orphanage, medical clinic, AWANA program, and primary school, we seek to train and equip these past victims to be future servant leaders and overcomers for the kingdom of God.