We are a Christian organization but we do not discriminate against any race, gender or religion. Irrespective of the child’s faith, the children either benefit from our projects or live in our Rescue Home. We are an equal employer and aim for a sustainable impact. We respect and consider local culture within our work and are conscious of how to most effectively allocate our resources.
Our focus is to provide orphaned youth with opportunities and support to become self reliant and able to give back to their society. We believe that every child should have the chance to become a healthy, educated and empowered individual. Our goal is to make a sustainable difference for young people who were not blessed with a promising basis of existence. We want to support individuals who have the desire to learn by giving them the chance to do so.
In 1995 Carol Adams was living in Maui, Hawaii where she was running a large riding and horse training stable. Carol enjoyed the work, people and life in Maui but felt that she should be contributing more to the world. In July of that year she felt a strong calling from the Lord that children in Africa needed her. Carol Adams applied to many mission agencies but was turned down because of her age and lack of education.
In November she met a Christian singing group called the Limit X from Kampala who asked Carol to come to Uganda to run an orphanage they had. She left Maui and arrived in Uganda on January 2nd, 1996. The orphanage was no longer operating and much money was needed to rent and re-open it.
While staying in Kampala a wonderful Ugandan lady befriended Carol and introduced her to an elderly missionary couple. They in turn introduced her to a man who ran an orphanage in Mukono, a town outside of Kampala. He invited Carol to stay there until she knows her next steps.
Carol Adams met a young man there who was from the Fort Portal area and came with him to establish a program with the needy orphans from his area. In Fort Portal she started to work under the Church of Uganda with a Child Care Outreach program and in 2004 established the NGO called Youth Encouragement Services, (Y.E.S.) Over the years the program has evolved and grown in amazing ways with cooperation with large international organizations and many generous individuals and churches throughout the world.
Carol Adams continues to praise God for His many miracles in growing this program and in teaching her so much about trust and faith in Him.
“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)