Childcare Support and Education was formed in 2015 adopting Destiny International Christian School which was founded by Grace Agaba, a practicing Nurse in California, and her brother Alosious Kahangire, in 2004.
Grace Agaba, the CEO of Childcare Support and Education who is also a Director of Destiny International Christian schools, was born and raised in the poorest family and community deep in Africa ( Uganda), in a village called Kanoni in the Kiruhura District. Her parents passed away when she was still young, leaving her with her 6 younger siblings. She grew up not only being poor but also an orphan. Being the oldest child, Grace had to drop out of school to start working for minimal wages to start taking care of her siblings and to make sure that they could also get a little education. Though she couldn’t get enough education, Grace agrees that education is the best Investment one can give a child in this world.
Grace grew up seeing a lot of children in her community who could not afford to go to school due to poverty, and some being orphans who lost their parents to killer diseases, Aids, cancer, malaria and more. Being poor and an orphan, Grace could imagine what these children were going through. Her vision and dream was for all children in poor communities to have education, food, clothes and medical care. Grace agrees that all boys and girls should at least complete primary education.
In 2004, with the help of her young brother they found a teacher who started teaching the orphans and needy children under a tree. They started with 8 children who came with torn clothes, no shoes, no books. As God permitted, Grace started sending them used clothes she collected from her friends in USA. After one year they became so many that they could no longer be under the tree, so Grace and her brother started renting classrooms. After 2 years the rent kept going higher and higher and the amount of children kept becoming more and more. In 2008 they decided to buy a small piece of property and started building classrooms one by one. In 2012 they were forced to add a Secondary section so that they could keep helping the children who who didn’t have a school to go to after the completion of their primary education.
Now, they are 550 students enrolled in Destiny International Christian Schools and others are on the waiting list. Investing in these children, those who were hopeless are getting hope.