What We Do At The Gem Foundation
At The Gem Foundation, we care for over 40 orphans in Uganda with 50+ staff members, nurses, teachers and interns.
On a daily basis, our children are taking classes, going to school, being fed three meals, and doing one of their favorite things: playing outside with the staff. There’s usually lots of laughs and children being silly.
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.
How We Got Started
Our founders, Emma & Joshua Quisenberry have always had a heart to care for special needs children. Since Emma was just 6 six years old, she had a desire to serve in Uganda. They moved and began their journey to care for the children of Uganda over five years ago.