After your parents died, you weren't sure if anyone would ever believe in you the way your parents had. But now you know someone does. And somehow that helps you run a little bit faster, jump a little bit higher, and work a little bit harder to reach your dream. Knowing that someone is standing beside you makes everything feel a little bit easier
Mama Africa The Voice Uganda is a christian Humanitarian organization founded by Winnie Kyewalabye in the year 2009 with the mission of bringing hope with love to meeting the spiritual and physical needs of vulnerable children and women in the slums of kosovo and rural areas of Kalule,luwero district in Uganda, through strategic partnership, Desciplepling and undertaking specialized and sustainable child focused initiatives."(For every child, life in all its fullness”)
You'd seen shoes before but you'd never had a pair of your own. Your teacher smiled at you as brushed the dust off your feet and pulled the socks up all the way to yours knees. They feel tight and warm but, before you can decide if you like it or not, she slips the shoes--your shoes--on your feet.The bunny runs around the tree and goes into the hole and, before you know it, you're standing up in your first pair of shoes. At first it's strange but you notice that the stones don't hurt your feet anymore. You can run faster and jump without worrying about cuts or bruises. Even though you're young, you know these shoes mean something more than what they seem. It means someone cares about you from your head all the way down to your toes.
Students Showing Off Their New Shooll Bags from Rand and Jenny who learnt about us on google and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/
"If we are to reach real peace in this world . . . we shall have to begin with the children."(Mahatma Gandhi)
Every one of YOUR nursery student goes through an experience like this when they begin school. It might be the day they receive their first pair of shoes, the day they put on their first school uniform, or maybe when they receive their first pencil in class. Because YOU have given to this project, YOU have given a moment like this to a child who desperately needed it.
Faridah with her New school BagFaridah is one of YOUR primary students at Divine Primary School. Her favorite color is blue and she loves to sing. But most of all she loves to go to school. Every day she wakes up in the morning, puts on the shoes and the white and blue school uniform and Back pack YOU bought her and begins her long walk to school. As she walks to school, carrying the books YOU gave her, she dreams about her future.She dreams of walking at her high school graduation just like your pioneer students did in December. Seeing them succeed gives her hope!In just 8 years, Faridah will have graduated from high school and will be ready to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. She'll never forget the generosity and love YOU have shown her.We need YOU to help us so that children like her reach their dreams! http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-educate-aids-orphans-in-slums-rural-mama-africa/
Last year YOU gave 37 students out of 68 free education, healthcare, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.We want you to know that YOUR hard work is paying off! Every year your Primary 7 class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. The senior 4 students as well as senior 6.
This test has the power to decide their entire future. It will determine if they will be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who do not score high enough are often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attending a formalized vocational school.This year, Sanyu Achora Primary 7 students received a B and that and that is a second grade Phiona get a second grade in senior 4 ALL of YOUR students passed! We are waiting on Robert senior 6Thanks to your new year 2015 were we are waiting on more children to do it as well, the children’s home. Vocational primary school is on its way ALL of your Primary 7 students will be given high quality education when their new school opens on February 9th!
YOUR support is the reason these children have a chance at a happy, vibrant future that many children are not so blessed to have.The more YOU help, the less likely these children will be trapped in poverty, unable to fulfill their dreams. Because of YOU they will not miss out on valuable education. Even though we are opening the Secondary School, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! If you want to help us ensure that these children have a place they call home and all of YOUR future students have the opportunity to get a high quality education, please consider giving to our new project on global giving; Build A home and School for HIV/AIDS Orphans in Uganda.
We're getting close to our target goal left in our fundraiser - but we still need your help! Let's work together and raise a roof over the 68 children, construct a children's vocational primary school first. If you've been meaning to make a contribution, now's the time.
A few months ago students, teachers, community leaders, Face book friends, the Syracuse church and the Western Hills Christian Church joined together to pay the balance on the land and because we have not yet acquired the funds to start the construction we launched a sustainable garden on the partial; and the site of the new school, children’s home, Empowerment centre and the recreation centre.
This garden project will provide the children at the moment with valuable training in sustainable farming techniques under the supervision of a trained agronomist and also food security. This work training is part of their required curriculum and further supports the students in the current, practical application of what is the kalule luwero main economic engine.The soil has been carefully prepared to increase the potential yield, and the first crop, which includes Matooke, and cassava, has been planted. The harvest will be used to support the construction of the new vocational primary school in the year 2015 as God’s provision plans are.
The new sustainable garden is located at the site where the new children’s home and the vocational primary school will be constructed. At the present time, the children and as well as the student are attending schools in the nearby communal school that now of great curriculum, while the older students continue to attend the existing school a few kilometers away. Webale nyo(Thank you)!
We really can't thank you enough - so we say it again. THANK YOU! We have friends that we could ask for, and it's because of you that we shall succeed.
Nearly half way through the school year, and the primary schools close around 13th August for the long mid-year holiday and open again on Monday 14th september.At this time of year the schools are busy with mock examinations and school tests. Where we are in that time where we need your prayers, this time of year is also the rainy season. The rains started in April and have been very heavy. Many of the schools are in areas with red mad soil and that means that even four-wheel drive vehicles cannot gain access.
The new Water project is underway in Kosovo slum.The project is for the less privileged people in the slums to access clean water, development and it will be sustainable as well with in one year.In April 2014 the project was embarked on and now its almost half way its about to get done and this will be the joy of every one when it is done we will lauch it officially and we will inform you all.
In our last update through letters , we had land balances Todate they were all cleared by a gift of donation from Oklahoma church thanks to Ms. Greta and the church mission’s team and now we own the land. We are in the process of getting our ownLand title which will take about 4 weeks or less. Thanks to Mr. Smith and Mrs. Thea smith they have worked hand in hand towards this project thank you again and may God bless you mightily especially when you organized the show at your church that yielded $2000 towards the title processing which is under process now and soon we will have it approved by ministry of land.
PHASE 2: we are to start on the children’s home construction and we will ask each of our friends to join the cause that we named “buy a brick” with only $ 1 soon this link will be online.
As a team we are so humbled and honored for this great thing that God has done for us and that is having you as our friends all these years, our expert in early-years learning, all those who have raised awareness about Mama Africa and all those who sponsor a child with $ 25 monthly or more this means much more to us thank you.
Facebook friends, individuals and general friends at Mama Africa you make us feel loved thank you for your support we could not do this by ourselves thank you.
Maama Africa the Voice Uganda’ received Shafic thought the local council 3years ago now. It wasn't long before a little boy dressed in some rather smelly clothes popped out from behind a truck with his hand out.
He was holding a bottle of the infamous glue that street children sniff to remain high, not quite so hungry and rather warm. This little fellow's name was sula. He was wearing two very dirty and torn jackets. It is rather cold at night and very warm during the day. He keeps the jackets on so he doesn't lose them for the evening cold sleep on the sidewalk or in street in different shelters..
This is not unusual. Each of the hundreds of children living on the streets has his or her own story to tell. Often these children have forgotten to tell a 100% truthful story, but Maama Africa intends to follow up on everything he told us and find the best way to help him. Shafic has been with us for 3 years. He is now over 11 and is in Class 3.
He missed a great deal of school before coming to us. He struggles as a student due to the lack of a solid foundation when young. He is a hard worker and very responsible. Rather quiet, he is always ready to lend a hand. Turn around and he will be there and say "Let me help you with that. ".
He is in love with automobiles, Radio mechanics and hopes we will be able to help him get his School done and mechanics dream. Shafic missed school because he was admitted but surprisingly after being discharged, he was given exams on request and he was the 3rd in class out of 47 students. Early in the year, a wonderful donor came along and assisted him to get his school fees paid, and renew the parts of his uniform that were no longer useable.
He now has a sponsor. He has four years more of primary school then takes his examination. He is hoping to take a degree in mechanics a course in university. One day we believe Shafic will be independent, employed and grateful. Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity.
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