In Gulu, a city in northern Uganda , rebels have terrorized the land for twenty years, killing, raping, pillaging and burning.  They kidnapped many children, murdered their families and forced them into their army.  Some of these children escaped, but have no place to go and no means of support. Other orphaned children wander the countryside looking for help because parents died of AIDS, malaria, dysentery, or other diseases.

The Reverend Otto Naptali, an Anglican clergyman and a Ugandan, was moved to do something about the pitiful plight of the countless orphans.  He and his wife, Filder, began by taking children into their modest house in Gulu.  When the number reached eleven, they were forced to turn down requests from the desperate  children who came to their door daily.  They decided to ask family and friends to form a group to start the Keziya Children’s Home (KCH).

In 2005, Shared Blessings undertook a sponsorship program for KCH in Gulu.  This led to the construction of two sturdy buildings – one to house children and one to use a school.



In 2017, Rev. Otto, due to age and health, passed the job of director to his daughter, Florence Amony.  She is a teacher by profession, a strong and compassionate woman who juggles her work schedule with overseeing the children at KCH.