GICF Mission Statement
Grace International Children’s Foundation (GICF) will establish sustainable loving homes for orphans in East Africa that develop children to reach their full potential.
GICF Vision Statement
Through God’s grace, GICF will abide by Christian principles of unwavering integrity and commitment in all that we do. Our vision is captured in the following six themes.
Stewardship: We are committed to stewardship of finances and transparent accountability to our donors and supporters. Our vision is to instill these values in the children under our care.
Care of the Children: Our vision for Lulwanda Children’s Home (LCH) is to provide a safe, loving home environment for the children God has entrusted to us, including nutritious meals, creative playtime activities, superior education and complete medical care.
Education: Our vision is to build and operate a complete Primary School where English, math, science, computer and life skills will be taught. We will care for the children until their ability-appropriate level of education (secondary school, trade school, university) is complete, then provide one year of living expenses. These endeavors will prepare the children to enter the Ugandan workforce as self-sustaining productive citizens.
Community Outreach: Our vision is to seek ways to demonstrate God’s love for others in East Africa, thereby extending the impact of GICF. This includes bringing children from the local area into Lulwanda Primary School (on a fee basis), the Good Neighbour Program, and numerous humanitarian efforts
Medical Care: Our vision is to provide health care and education through the Hesed Health Centre located at LCH, which will serve the LCH children and staff. We will seek ways to provide health education programs to the surrounding community.
Additional Children’s Homes or Programs: Our vision is to continue developing LCH with a longer-term view of establishing additional homes as we are blessed with provision and funding. Although a different living arrangement model may be adopted, Lulwanda Children’s Home is the base from which future child care will be administered and training provided for future staff.