Peculiar Child Care Support (PCCS) was found by a dynamic, vibrant and dedicated young man of Ugandan origin, Samuel Kuteesa. Samuel is passionate about making a difference, exploring and learning new cultures, traveling, volunteer work and in addition, he is an African social worker. He has dedicated his life, knowledge and enthusiasm to contributing to social change, envisioning the empowerment of the existence of underprivileged children, youth, families and communities in their quest to achieve a healthier, more thriving and happier life through the work of PCCS.
At a young age while studying at Kyambogo University Uganda, Samuel witnessed the challenges' children, youths and families in underdeveloped communities face due to lack of education, adequate healthcare, deprivation of basic lifesaving needs and families’ low-income potential. Most children in these villages from the ages of 5-15 years do not attend school due to their parents’ inability to pay their children's tuition, school supplies or even provide three square meals a day. The lack of an adequate healthcare system was also a huge challenge due to lack of infrastructure, well equipped healthcare centers and parents' inability to purchase medications and treatments. Access to clean water and vocational training were equally important areas that needed much attention and support.
While studying and spending part of his days volunteering in community work, Samuel spent a great amount of time talking to the people about the challenges they faced and what they might need help with or wish could be done to assist them. Samuel felt the keenness within him to contribute and also reached out to private schools requesting for a quota, payment of tuition for children from poor families, he thought it meaningful way that would bring transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children. He then started researching ways to develop programs and ideas that are tailored towards addressing each need of the community, from education to healthcare, food and agriculture to sanitation and community development.
After months of research and knowledge acquisition from reliable and resourceful non-profit and NGO management websites on how to develop and start a nonprofit charitable organization, he began envisioning PCCS in action. His aim for starting PCCS was to empower at-risk children, families and underprivileged communities in Uganda. By pursuing this mission that PCCS will work with volunteers and donors to provide and improve quality educational opportunities, healthcare, nutrition and care for vulnerable children while working in partnership with rural villages to create and establish sustainable solutions for community growth.
With support and encouragement from friends, local leaders and international volunteers, Samuel started the Peculiar Child Care Support (PCCS). After completing University as a social worker, his life-long passion, enthusiasm and desire have turned into a full-time job as an Executive Director, doing what he loves best and gaining valuable knowledge and experience in managing PCCS as a community-based non-governmental organization. PCCS was legally registered as a non-profit, NGO in with the Registrar Companies and Organizations under the Republic of Uganda
Currently, PCCS is looking forward to be registered a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and to work with as many volunteers as possible from all around the world on development projects in Uganda. Samuel while in Uganda, he helps to raise funds, network with donors, enroll volunteers and coordinate programs to run PCCS projects, with outstanding support of our dedicated team in Ugandans who contribute their experience and service in efficiently running PCCS's projects.