Launch of "Home Of Joy

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  • Outlook

    Outlook

    Children Around 30 orphans currently live in our main house. The three-storey house was built at the time to accommodate up to 100 children. However, as two floors are currently occupied by the school because there are no other school rooms available nearby, we cannot take in any additional children. As soon as the situation changes due to the [...]

  • Outlook

    Outlook

    In spring 2021, we realised the project of our own library. The building in which the books are housed will soon be equipped with additional notebooks and tablets so that the children can learn how to use digital media. Three children will finish their compulsory schooling next year and will have to think about the future [...]

  • Children tell

    Children tell

    WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST JOY? "The support and security I get here at the Home of Joy orphanage". (Benjamin 18 years) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WISH? "I want to become a lawyer. To defend myself and other people." (Geoffrey 15 years) WHAT DO YOU FEAR THE MOST? "If I see a snake or if [...]

  • Children tell

    Children tell

    "My name is Shylaia and I attend Year 7 at St Joseph's English Medium School. I enjoyed the Christmas party very much. I like celebrations very much and they give me a lot of joy and satisfaction. I wish to become a good teacher. When I reach my goal, I want to visit all the states in my country [...]

  • Sponsored run - We run for children

    On 18 September, our annual sponsor run "We run for children" took place in beautiful autumn weather. More than 300 guests romped around the outdoor field of the Schönenbüel sports facility in Unterägeri and made the day an unforgettable experience. During the breaks they were entertained by the great Body and Dance Art dance group from Rothenthurm and fed by [...]

  • Ägeri Fairytale

    After the break in 2020, we were once again able to run our Stiftungsbeizli at the Aegerimärcht this year. Over 60 helpers ensured that we had a well-filled tent and that our guests were well catered for. Due to Corona, we had to reduce the number of seats and the number of market visitors was smaller than in other [...]

  • Programmes in times of lockdown

    Our on-site teams make an incredible effort to offer our children varied days - even in times of lockdown. For example, the caretakers offer outdoor lessons every day. In addition, the children are taught the art of hair knotting or crochet. In the past months, we have also built a small library with solar light, [...].

  • In the sign of Covid 19

    In Uganda, too, 2020 has gone completely differently than planned. All schools have been closed since spring and the children are being taught at home. Thanks to the reopening of our "Home of Joy" facility in January 2019, the children are in good hands in a safe place with good infrastructure and enough space. The children will be [...]

  • In the sign of Covid-19

    In India, too, the year 2020 has turned out completely different than expected. Since spring, all schools have been closed and the children have to stay at home. Our orphans are in the fortunate position of being housed in a safe place during the long lockdown at home in the orphanage "Mothers Nest". The caregivers are doing their best to [...]

  • Happy children's eyes

    At the end of November, Stefan Born, President of the Foundation Board, visited "Mothers Nest" together with Kathrin Kühn, Member of the Foundation Board, Pascale Koller and Bea Reichle. Currently, 35 girls live in the orphanage "Mothers Nest" and go to school. The younger ones attend school on our premises, some of the older ones already attend high school externally. Likewise, 40 children with [...]

  • The 1st year

    In October 2019, a delegation of the Foundation Board (Gabi Teutrine and Stefan Born) visited the project with four Foundation friends from Germany and Switzerland. It was impressive to see how well the children are doing and how comfortable everyone feels at the new location. For the 32 children as well as all the staff, the new [...]

  • Opening "Home of Joy

    It is done. With a lot of local celebrities and a party for the whole village, we inaugurated our new house for orphans in Chopalwor. After the rigorous time of moving and setting up, everyone enjoyed the celebration and there was a fun and exuberant atmosphere. 32 children and 8 staff members now live and work in Chopelwor, [...]

  • Opening of new school building

    Together with his two colleagues Bea Reichle and Pascale Koller and Brigitte Born from the association "Menschen für Menschen sein", Stefan Born, President of the Foundation Board, visited "Mothers Nest" at the beginning of November 2018. Currently, 26 orphans who can go to school and 32 children with disabilities live in "Mothers Nest". The three-storey main building, which was opened in 2016, is now used as a two-storey [...]

  • Aegerimarket

    Our restaurant at the "Aegeri Market" was a great success again this year. A big thank you to the organising committee, all guests and of course all helpers for this great result.

  • Building a new orphanage

    Take a look at the pictures and be amazed how a completely new residential complex for our orphans was built in Uganda within 6 months. 30 local workers built the new house for our children. We have our own water from a well and a small solar system for night lighting.

  • Planning the future

    Foundation Board members Stefan Born, Roger Hegglin and Dirk Schneider visited the Children's Home of Joy project in Masindi, Uganda, in March 2018. The children play and dance as a welcome, and then there is a football match: the children of our home against the children of the village. The children proudly show us their handicrafts, [...]

  • Our new project

    The Foundation Board has decided on a new location. In Chopalwor, with support, it was possible to acquire land for a new facility. We would like to expand the orphanage from 20 to 40 children and for this the following buildings are planned: 4 dormitories with 10 sleeping places each, kitchen and covered communal area, shower and toilet wing as well as a play and [...]

  • Already 50 children ...

    Foundation Board President Stefan Born visited Mothers Nest in November 2017. It is always impressive to see how the whole family grows. Father Joseph is very keen to ensure that all the children can find the right path for them in the area of schooling and further education.  

  • New kitchen and playground equipment

    20 orphans now live in our home, looked after by 5 staff members and the team leader Alfred. He is now also responsible for the play and sports programmes. The foundation built a simple playground and sports field for the children. The new kitchen is ready and already in use. Cooking is easier with the new ovens [...]

  • The family grows

    Foundation board members Dirk Schneider and Stefan Born, as well as the local contact person, Dr. Claudia Jakcic-Born, were able to see for themselves during their visit that the situation for the children has improved considerably. There is a lot of work and play with them, and all the children go to school. There are currently 17 children living in the home, who are [...]

Preloader
  • Outlook

    Outlook

    Children Around 30 orphans currently live in our main house. The three-storey house was built at the time to accommodate up to 100 children. However, as two floors are currently occupied by the school because there are no other school rooms available nearby, we cannot take in any additional children. As soon as the situation changes due to the [...]

  • Outlook

    Outlook

    In spring 2021, we realised the project of our own library. The building in which the books are housed will soon be equipped with additional notebooks and tablets so that the children can learn how to use digital media. Three children will finish their compulsory schooling next year and will have to think about the future [...]

  • Children tell

    Children tell

    WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST JOY? "The support and security I get here at the Home of Joy orphanage". (Benjamin 18 years) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST WISH? "I want to become a lawyer. To defend myself and other people." (Geoffrey 15 years) WHAT DO YOU FEAR THE MOST? "If I see a snake or if [...]

  • Children tell

    Children tell

    "My name is Shylaia and I attend Year 7 at St Joseph's English Medium School. I enjoyed the Christmas party very much. I like celebrations very much and they give me a lot of joy and satisfaction. I wish to become a good teacher. When I reach my goal, I want to visit all the states in my country [...]

  • Sponsored run - We run for children

    On 18 September, our annual sponsor run "We run for children" took place in beautiful autumn weather. More than 300 guests romped around the outdoor field of the Schönenbüel sports facility in Unterägeri and made the day an unforgettable experience. During the breaks they were entertained by the great Body and Dance Art dance group from Rothenthurm and fed by [...]

  • Ägeri Fairytale

    After the break in 2020, we were once again able to run our Stiftungsbeizli at the Aegerimärcht this year. Over 60 helpers ensured that we had a well-filled tent and that our guests were well catered for. Due to Corona, we had to reduce the number of seats and the number of market visitors was smaller than in other [...]

  • Programmes in times of lockdown

    Our on-site teams make an incredible effort to offer our children varied days - even in times of lockdown. For example, the caretakers offer outdoor lessons every day. In addition, the children are taught the art of hair knotting or crochet. In the past months, we have also built a small library with solar light, [...].

  • In the sign of Covid 19

    In Uganda, too, 2020 has gone completely differently than planned. All schools have been closed since spring and the children are being taught at home. Thanks to the reopening of our "Home of Joy" facility in January 2019, the children are in good hands in a safe place with good infrastructure and enough space. The children will be [...]

  • In the sign of Covid-19

    In India, too, the year 2020 has turned out completely different than expected. Since spring, all schools have been closed and the children have to stay at home. Our orphans are in the fortunate position of being housed in a safe place during the long lockdown at home in the orphanage "Mothers Nest". The caregivers are doing their best to [...]

  • Happy children's eyes

    At the end of November, Stefan Born, President of the Foundation Board, visited "Mothers Nest" together with Kathrin Kühn, Member of the Foundation Board, Pascale Koller and Bea Reichle. Currently, 35 girls live in the orphanage "Mothers Nest" and go to school. The younger ones attend school on our premises, some of the older ones already attend high school externally. Likewise, 40 children with [...]

  • The 1st year

    In October 2019, a delegation of the Foundation Board (Gabi Teutrine and Stefan Born) visited the project with four Foundation friends from Germany and Switzerland. It was impressive to see how well the children are doing and how comfortable everyone feels at the new location. For the 32 children as well as all the staff, the new [...]

  • Opening "Home of Joy

    It is done. With a lot of local celebrities and a party for the whole village, we inaugurated our new house for orphans in Chopalwor. After the rigorous time of moving and setting up, everyone enjoyed the celebration and there was a fun and exuberant atmosphere. 32 children and 8 staff members now live and work in Chopelwor, [...]

  • Opening of new school building

    Together with his two colleagues Bea Reichle and Pascale Koller and Brigitte Born from the association "Menschen für Menschen sein", Stefan Born, President of the Foundation Board, visited "Mothers Nest" at the beginning of November 2018. Currently, 26 orphans who can go to school and 32 children with disabilities live in "Mothers Nest". The three-storey main building, which was opened in 2016, is now used as a two-storey [...]

  • Aegerimarket

    Our restaurant at the "Aegeri Market" was a great success again this year. A big thank you to the organising committee, all guests and of course all helpers for this great result.

  • Building a new orphanage

    Take a look at the pictures and be amazed how a completely new residential complex for our orphans was built in Uganda within 6 months. 30 local workers built the new house for our children. We have our own water from a well and a small solar system for night lighting.

  • Planning the future

    Foundation Board members Stefan Born, Roger Hegglin and Dirk Schneider visited the Children's Home of Joy project in Masindi, Uganda, in March 2018. The children play and dance as a welcome, and then there is a football match: the children of our home against the children of the village. The children proudly show us their handicrafts, [...]

  • Our new project

    The Foundation Board has decided on a new location. In Chopalwor, with support, it was possible to acquire land for a new facility. We would like to expand the orphanage from 20 to 40 children and for this the following buildings are planned: 4 dormitories with 10 sleeping places each, kitchen and covered communal area, shower and toilet wing as well as a play and [...]

  • Already 50 children ...

    Foundation Board President Stefan Born visited Mothers Nest in November 2017. It is always impressive to see how the whole family grows. Father Joseph is very keen to ensure that all the children can find the right path for them in the area of schooling and further education.  

  • New kitchen and playground equipment

    20 orphans now live in our home, looked after by 5 staff members and the team leader Alfred. He is now also responsible for the play and sports programmes. The foundation built a simple playground and sports field for the children. The new kitchen is ready and already in use. Cooking is easier with the new ovens [...]

  • The family grows

    Foundation board members Dirk Schneider and Stefan Born, as well as the local contact person, Dr. Claudia Jakcic-Born, were able to see for themselves during their visit that the situation for the children has improved considerably. There is a lot of work and play with them, and all the children go to school. There are currently 17 children living in the home, who are [...]

After a thorough evaluation by Dirk Schneider, the Foundation Board decided in favour of the Children Home of Joy project in Masindi.

Under the leadership of the Bishop Rt. Rev. George William Kasangaki, an existing church infrastructure consisting of three old but habitable buildings, three external latrines and surrounding land was rented by the foundation and converted into an orphanage. Renovation work began in the second half of 2014.