CHIWO means "Children and Women". We serve deaf children in Uganda and we highly value uniqueness of each one of them. Uganda has about 528,000 deaf people. Most deaf children are treated as secondary citizens in Uganda. They continue to be misunderstood and undermined by the predominantly speaking world. Most of them do not know how to read and write because education for the deaf is functionally non-existent in most parts of Uganda . Most deaf children have not been able to fulfill their potential due to stigma or a lack of practical support. Most of them are left parentless by abandonment. Most deaf children do not know anything about Jesus, they are hungry for the word of God but sadly don't have people to share with them about the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We were founded to change that, make God known through love, bring hope and restoration, create new mindsets, expand possibilities and overcome challenges that the deaf children face in Uganda.
Our mission is to make God known through love to the deaf children and their families. We seek to identify, connect with and develop people that society pushes away.
1 John 4:7-Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
We envision the world where deaf people are able to thrive in communities of their choices.