Education & Support for 500 Children in Uganda

 
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Jul 24, 2013

News from the TOUCH Program in Uganda

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Children Excel at Sports Tournament

The students at TOUCH recently rocked a division-wide sports tournament. Boys won eleven medals in soccer, and girls won the trophy for net ball! We had the youngest coaches for the tournament – our very own Julius, Paul, Umaru and Peter -  Kevin was the top scorer, and  Innocent was youngest player of the tournament. The best goal keeper of the tournament, Tumwa, allowed only one goal! Ivan got MVP. You can see more pictures and leave your congratulations and encouragement in the comments on our blog to cheer the kids on!

Report from Malik

Malik is a new volunteer who grew up in this community. He wrote these observations after his first week. 

It is so amazing how children think about certain issues and things that go about their lives. Innocent as they look, no one seems to comprehend what lingers in their minds. Children are a sensitive group of people that look at everything very closely and once not given any attention, they will conceal whatsoever thing is burning inside of them.

Many of the children out there have made wrong and regrettable decisions just because no one opened their ear to hear them out, some have shut themselves in thus they don’t want to share neither joy nor pain because they are afraid, they don’t know who to trust with their joys and hurts.

It is important for us parents to be actively involved in their normal routine or life, spare time just to listen to them; listen to the challenges they are facing at school and amongst their peers, answer all questions that have got them puzzled. These little details count much in the eyes of our children.

If we don’t spend time with our children, how then shall we know that which makes them happy or cry, their dreams or what they want to pursue in future, and all those brilliant thoughts that linger in their mind?

We thank God for your support, which provides the meals, school fees, and supplies that help children succeed. We are also thankful for Malik and all of our volunteers and staff who pour so much love into the lives of the children! 

As Doreen (age 14) says, "Me and you, we can make a difference." 

Thank you so much - we love you!

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Kay Helm

Gloucester, Virginia United States

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