NETwork Against Malaria

Mission:1) To raise money to purchase malaria nets for needy Africans to protect them from sickness and death. When children are not sick with malaria, they can attend more days of school. Parents have more time to work, and they spend less of their small income on malaria medication. 2) To ensure the nets are used correctly volunteers educate the bednet recipients about malaria, the benefits of bednets, and how to use nets. 3) To educate U.S. students about the burden of malaria in the world.
Aug 3, 2015

Helping the Southern Sudanese Refugees

St. Bakhita Primary School
St. Bakhita Primary School

In 2011, I was in Uganda when South Sudan became the world’s youngest nation. The Sudanese who had fled to Uganda as refugees celebrated in the streets and excitedly explained their plans to return home. I don’t think that anyone anticipated how much pain this young nation would have already experienced less than 5 years later. Returning to Uganda in 2014, I had the privilege of living among the Ugandans of Katulikire and the refugees they hosted from several surrounding countries including South Sudan. Tens of thousands of Southern Sudanese had fled to Uganda in the past year. Thousands have resettled in the Kiryandongo refugee camp just down the road from NETwork’s home base in Katulikire. Meeting these refugees, the women and children told stories of profound violence and great suffering: rape, starvation, murder, mutilation. In Uganda, they are safe from the battling armies, but they experience all the problems surrounding those who are relegated to great poverty. These people who have escaped unimaginable suffering arrive particularly vulnerable to sickness, especially malaria. The Southern Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda with hope. Their children have enrolled in local public schools in numbers which have surpassed their capacity. We are working to protect every single one of these children who have already overcome so much against malaria. Now that they are safe and are attempting to achieve an education, we want to help them by protecting them against malaria. With your support, we have already covered 2 schools, but we are currently working to protect an additional 2,000+ students against malaria.

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May 1, 2015

Sr. Camilla who defied the LRA by feeding children

Sr. Camilla with her students
Sr. Camilla with her students
Sr. Camilla believes that she is changing the future of Uganda.  We do too.  Sr. Camilla has dreamed of helping educate the future of Uganda.  She knows this will prevent future women from undergoing the difficulties that she has undergone.  In the early 2000s, Sr. Camilla worked in Northern Uganda.  The Lord’s Resistance Army was active in abducting children.  The fear that they promoted inhibited people from farming which led to no crops and widespread hunger.  Sr. Camilla was not afraid.  She started her own garden on a plot of land and used the food to feed homeless and displaced children.  She denounced the actions of the LRA.  Knowing that she was not afraid of them, the LRA abducted Sr. Camilla hoping to scare her away from serving the children.   After some time in captivity, Sr. Camilla escaped.  She wanted to promote education in Uganda knowing that knowledge protects against the ideas spread by the LRA. 
Sr. Camilla always desired to build a school for children affected by the LRA.  She has achieved this goal.  She built St. Monica’s School which serves the children of those displaced by the LRA.  St. Monica’s has grown to include children through third grade and is expanding every year.  It provides a quality education for children who would not otherwise have the opportunity.  Every year, St. Monica’s receives insecticide treated nets from NETwork Against Malaria in order to keep these children healthy and in school.  Thank you for helping with the health and education for the children of St. Monica.  Thank you for making Sr. Camilla’s dream possible.

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Jan 15, 2015

Help Tony Stay Healthy and Stay in School!

Tony
Tony

Tony is a P3 student at Opok Primary School.  He goes to school during the day, and he helps his family around the fields when he is not in school.  Tony is providing a good example for his younger brothers and sisters encouraging them to follow in his footsteps.  His parents are dedicated to keeping him in school even if that means there are less hands in the field with the same number of mouths to feed.  Tony's parents know that his education is key for a better life.

Tony is the future of  Opok.  He has the potential to change his future, elevate his family, and influence the wellbeing of Opok Village.  Thank you for helping Tony.  Tony received a net through NETwork Against Malaria.  He has not since gotten malaria.  Tony's good health is keeping him in school. His strength is improving that of his family.  Please help us continue to help children like Tony including his siblings. 

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