Orphaned and destitute young people
Cornerstone Foundation believes that every young person deserves the provision of daily food, basic clothing, medical attention and educational training based on the Biblical principles and values of faith, hope, love, compassion, equality, justice and mercy.
The mission of Cornerstone Foundation is to provide practical care for orphaned and destitute teenagers living in poverty and fear in a region that has been devastated by AIDS and a brutal civil war that has been largely ignored by the developed world. It aims to do so by building and running a free-of-charge ‘Cornerstone Vocational College’ in Kitgum, northern Uganda so that orphaned teenagers can be given the means of creating a sustainable livelihood and a positive future for themselves.
The provision of food, clothing, medical care and safe shelter for elderly widows in desperate need is the second part of the ministry of the Foundation. There are many elderly widows in Kitgum district who struggle to survive, with failing health, no longer able to dig in the fields to provide for themselves. Our aim is to build a number of “Tukuls” (African Grass-Roofed homes) on the Foundation property, to provide safe shelter for those in most desperate need.
Dominica’s story highlighted on the Home Page is an example of how the Foundation has been able to help a widow in desperate need.