The kids from the farm perform an energetic singing and dancing show, practice vegetable gardening, piggery, potatoes growing and they sell crafts to visitors to the Nshongi area.
The Rushaga.Nshongi Orphanage Farm
The orphanage farm in Uganda was formed in 2010 in Bwindi - about 45km from Kisoro town - by Mfitumukiza Francis through the community leader in response lo the plight of the many children in Nshongi community that are orphaned by AIDS and other terminal diseases. Many children were left with no financial assistance for education and other basic needs.
In the heart of every child there is hunger for home. Not just for food and a place lo sleep, but for safety and community.
Most importantly for love. At the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, we are much more than a home for unwanted Rushaga orphans, we are a family, where God's love guides us all as we grow and expand year after year.
Francis began to encourage and up lift the children through traditional songs, dance and drama and craft making.
By 2011 the orphanage farm had housed 25 children all of whom are either single or double orphans.
The project is run by the community people whose vision is to empower the orphans and Batwa (pygmies) for their sustainability through education support, health care, career guidance and counseling.