Biojemmss has two established residential projects: a family home for younger children in Rukungiri and a transition home in Kampala for young people who are attending university or entering the world of work.
Alongside these core projects, we are reaching out to those in the local community with a number of outreach initiatives including prison and family support ministries in Rukungiri, and Alpha outreaches and Bible studies in Kampala. We are also supporting our alumni in Kampala as they set up their own businesses and make a difference within their local communities.
We are currently setting up a third project in the vicinity of Entebbe, which will include crisis residential care but will primarily be community-focused and preventative. This will be a larger version of the model we have already established in Rukungiri. We hope to build facilities that will offer a broad range of services for those living nearby, ranging from counselling to family strengthening intervention, such as parenting and relationship counselling.
Biojemmss also runs annual camps in Rukungiri for children aged five to fourteen. We partner with local churches and minister to hundreds of children and their families during the January camp. This has helped us build great relationships with the community and meet other needs as they arise. We have seen hundreds of children commit their lives to God as a result of these camps. Our desire is to see more saved and to disciple these children as they begin their journeys of faith. Biojemmss has recently expanded this work to host children’s conferences in other rural churches, and help them to strengthen existing children’s ministries.