Showing Love to Special Needs Orphans

At The Gem Foundation, we care for more than 45 orphaned children with special needs in Uganda!

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What We Do

The Gem Foundation is a home in Uganda for children with special needs who have been abandoned, orphaned or abused. We currently have the incredible joy of caring for over 45 precious children. Our youngest is just 8 months old, and our oldest is 17 years old. All of our children have varying special needs which include Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Brain Trauma, Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. Caring for our children (we like to call them Gems!) is an absolute joy!

On a daily basis, our children are taking classes, going to school, being fed three meals a day, and doing one of their favorite things: playing outside with the staff.

Often times, people tend to think the quality of life of a child with the special needs is somewhat less, but believe us, if you spent one day around these children and saw the joy, laughter and fun that they have you would never think that again. Our goal is to provide each child with love, and care, and to love them the way that Christ loves them.

Here at the Gem Foundation, we believe each child is created beautifully by God, and in his image. Sure, some of there arms may not work the same as yours, but God loves them the same, and we want them to know that.

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Sponsor a Child


We rely solely on donors like you to run The Gem Foundation, much of which is done through sponsorship. Sponsoring a child is a great way to learn more about what we do, and have a real-life impact with your money. If you’re interested in learning more and getting to know some of our children, please visit our Sponsorship page

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