Child Celebration Network was established in 2016. Charles Tucker Magumba and Destiny Lukia Namukuve were touched by the plight of children who daily struggled in abject poverty especially in Uganda. Destiny herself grew up in a children’s home on Sesse Islands on Lake Victoria in Uganda. Her education was made possible by generous donations of a godly woman in the United States. By the close of 2013, she had received requests from over 200 children for sponsorship to attend school, but had sadly not been able to secure any scholarship for them. Having obtained advise from friends and family, a decision was made to start an organization that would exclusively focus on meeting the educational needs vulnerable children.
This idea of mobilizing support for children received a boost when her husband, Charles Magumba, visited Queensland, Australia for a conference, Transforming Service (a conference for service learning practitioners from Australian faith-based primary and secondary schools), which was hosted in Brisbane City in April 2016. Destiny also attended the 2016 International Whollistic Missions Conference at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Through these conferences, both were introduced to principles of community empowerment. At every occasion, they were looking to present opportunities to organizations to partner internationally. They were looking for partners that believed they had a role in service to children. They were not looking to limit partnerships to their conditions but were desirous to hear how God could be leading potential partners if at all to put something positive in the lives of the children in Uganda. It so was that in August 2016, Child Celebration Network was officially registered in Uganda as a child focused community based organization through which vulnerable children would be empowered in a holistic way.
Much of what is done at Child Celebration Network to help these children is based on education. The team at Child Celebration Network believes that education will help needy children establish themselves as members of society who may otherwise be limited by their physical, economic or social limitations. While education is an important factor of the organization’s focus, it is also trying to help these young people through provision of health services, sponsorship for their current basic needs, spiritual development, etc.