With such horrifying accounts, Arnold was compelled to establish change. Arnold began raising awareness both within Uganda and internationally, however his defining moment came in 2004, when he visited the slums of Uganda and there adopted his first child.
From one act of kindness, grew a dream. Through saving one child from the streets, Arnold began to develop a vision whereby Ugandan children could find a place of safety, family and love. It wasn’t long till his vision took momentum and soon became a catalyst, just one year later in 2005, Kampala Children’s Centre was born.
Today, Arnold has established a sanctuary that cares for over 400 children. It holds links to governmental departments, three international offices and its message is spread globally. Kampala Children’s Centre provides education, health care and housing to some of the most vulnerable children living across Uganda. Today, our children are now young adults, educated to university level and re-established back into the community. Once vulnerable and abused children are now wholehearted, loved and empowered adults.
What started as one act has grown exponentially and what was once a country of great injustice is now a place of restoration. Through his work, Arnold has navigated a landscape devasted by war and in its soil, he has planted blossoming seeds of hope.