Watoto Child Care Ministries is a holistic care program that was initiated as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Uganda, whose lives had been ravaged by war and disease. Founded by Gary & Marilyn Skinner, Watoto was birthed through Watoto Church, a thriving local church in Kampala, Uganda.
Watoto is positioned to rescue an individual, raise each one as a leader in their chosen sphere of life so that they in turn will rebuild their nation. The Watoto model involves physical care, medical intervention including HIV/AIDS treatment, education – formal and technical, trauma counselling and spiritual discipleship.
We exist to raise the next generation of African leaders by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral values, so that each one becomes a responsible Christian and a productive citizen.