Nazareth is a joint initiative of Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development (an Israeli international development voluntary organization) and Nagenda International Academy for Art and Design (NIAAD) in Uganda as part of their commitment and willingness to attend to the needs of the wider community of the village of Namulanda in Uganda.
During 2011, Brit Olam’s volunteers noticed a need among dozens of the community’s children for an educational framework. Israeli volunteers, led by Ms. Noa Baron, together with the students of Muse Uganda (an Israeli-Ugandan initiative for rehabilitating internally displaced youth from Uganda and neighboring countries through art education) and the local NIAAD staff they founded the Child Care Center and brought it to life at the end of 2011. Before the School was built, the children were taught in the local church.
The Nazareth kindergarten educates over 30 children between the ages of 3-6 each year. The kindergarten, which is managed by local staff and supported by volunteers, serves as a source of education and enriches the children’s development. It also provides the children with adequate nourishment and scholarships to continue their education in primary school, thus giving them a basic foundation for a better future and an alternative to wandering the streets or risking their lives while accompanying their parents to work in the local quarry.
Nazareth is a joint initiative between Brit Olam– International Volunteering and Development and Nagenda International for Art and Design (NIAAD) in Uganda as part of their commitment and willingness to attend to the needs of the wider community of the village of Namulanda in Uganda. Brit Olam’s volunteers noticed a need among dozens of the community’s children for an educational framework. Together with the students of Muse Uganda (an Arts Education Program for disadvantaged Youth developed by Brit Olam) and local NIAAD staff they founded the kindergarten and brought it to life at the end of 2011. The project emerged gradually and in 2014, thanks to donations from the Kremerman Family Foundation, new classrooms were built for the center. The Nazerth child care center is located in a poor semi-rural area, on the outskirts of the Namulanda village, a former fishermen’s village.
To date, the Child Care Center educates each year 60 children between the ages of 3-6. The staff includes three teachers, a local volunteer coordinator and in addition, an Israeli Volunteer coordinator who supports the program by mobilizing volunteers from Israel.