About Us

The Child Care Project was founded with a small primary school in 2013 by Jimmy Godfrey Mpungu. He and his sister, Ester, had decided to continue the work of their grandmother, who had taken care of orphans and disadvantaged children in Uganda for more than 50 years. We support children and their families with free basic health care, education, clothing, and meals as well as helping single mothers and children with handicaps. Most of our work is carried out by volunteers.

The Child Care Project consists of two active teams. One directly on the ground in Uganda and one in Heidelberg, Germany. The team in Germany tries to collect the financial means for the various projects and to win new supporters.

The CCP’s board of directors runs the Child Care Project from Germany and is in constant contact with the teams in Uganda.

In 2018 we completed the first stage of erecting brick buildings, giving us four classrooms, an office for the teachers, a kitchen, and toilets. The new buildings provide optimal conditions for our children to learn. In October-December 2019, we managed to complete the first school block with the fifth classroom. Over the next years, we are going to add another five rooms so that all seven primary school classes (according to the British-Ugandan school system) and three kindergarten groups have their proper rooms. Besides the school building, a 1000-liter water tank is installed to collect rainwater for multiple purposes.

The Project’s founder

Jimmy Godfrey Mpungu founded the individual projects of the Child Care Project e.V. in October 2013 in the regions of Iganga and Mpigi, with help from his sister Esther and many others in Uganda. CCP is a small scale project, driven by Mr. Mpungu and his friends in Germany and many who have had longstanding vision of helping the community of their early childhood.

Short biography of the founder

  • Jimmy Godfrey Mpungu, *1968 in Uganda
  • His childhood and adolescence were strongly influenced by the social work of his grandmother and mother, who cared for, among other things, homeless and orphaned children and took them unconditionally for years
  • When Jim went to the United States to study there in the late 80s, he was always aware of the poverty of his country of origin and supported his grandmother’s work financially
  • After her death, he and his sister Ester decided to continue the work of his grandmother in their community Iganga

Student team in Heidelberg which supported CCP in the past

The student team in Heidelberg sold garments and collected donations, through regular flea market events, and thus, in addition to the monthly donations, to take money. Another concern of the group was to promote the Child Care Project and to find additional sponsors and supporters. For example, the Child Care Project was represented on the Africa Days and was able to take a large amount of money and win new supporters. The Heidelberg student team met regularly to exchange ideas, develop concepts and plan events. The project was matter of the heart of all members and welded the team together. CCP is very thankful for the contributions of those who engaged in bringing the project forward.