Nov 23, 2016

Update: Sanitary Napkins Help Girls Stay in School

sanitary pads
sanitary pads

 

Girls received their hygiene products

Students are in their last term of the school year and are ready to end the year strong!  Thanks to you, the girls don’t have to miss any school days because of their periods, and will be able to keep up their grades just like the boys.  Sometimes it can be difficult for girls to keep up in school after they begin their menstruation cycle.  It’s common for girls to remain at home during their periods and can miss 3-6 days of school every month because they don’t have the proper sanitary napkins.  Missing that amount of school every month can negatively affect their grades, despite their best efforts to keep up.  If their grades suffer they might be forced to drop out so they can be home to help their family with the daily chores.

Every girl at Mama Africa the voice Uganda Project is provided with sanitary napkins and are able to stay in school all month long!  The girls are also developing a firm confidence that they did not have before they were provided with sanitary napkins.  They no longer have to use unsanitary or uncomfortable methods for caring for their periods like leaves or old clothing.  They can stay in school, concentrate on their academics, and succeed. 

Thank YOU for giving YOUR GIRLS the proper feminine products they need to stay in school month after month!

pads 2
pads 2
pads 3
pads 3
deyb with pads
deyb with pads

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Sep 2, 2016

This August, Give a Gift of a Home for shafic

shafic on the trip to queen elizabeth
shafic on the trip to queen elizabeth

September 2016 second term school holiday is just around the corner, and we can't think of a better way to honor you all who have given a sponsorship gift in your or someone else’s name to help some of the thousands of children living on the streets of Uganda.

A gift to Mama Africa the voice Uganda would help children like Shafic, age 12, who was found on the streets sleeping in an old car, whom people referred him to as a "Robber".  Shafic narrates, "I never saw my father nor my mum so I never believed in parental Love.  My Grandmother tried but she never had enough to sustain me in school so I was given to one who said she was my Auntie In this she used to lock me in the house she claimed that she was preventing me from walking away from home since I wasn't going to school."

But one day Shafic’s( Auntie) left the house unlocked, and walk away he did, towards the capital city of Kampala, then in makidnye "I came alone all the way, very scared since it had already grown dark.  I kept looking back but no one was coming after me.  God helped me and I got to this small town, which was still busy.  However, people started closing their stores to return home.... I became very worried and afraid when I realized there were no people moving in that town any more.  I was scared and I kept asking myself, what if sorcerors got me here, wild animals or dogs attacked me because I was seeing them move around?"

Eventually I got used to street life one day policemen and the local council found and offered to help him by taking him to Mama Africa the voice Uganda Drop-In Center in Kampala.  At Mama Africa the voice Uganda Shafic says "I feel very safe here and okay now.  I play with my friends, learn and also get food.  I thank Mama Africa the voice Uganda because they are going to take me to my grandmother’s place to say hello and visit.”

On March 7th, shafic was accompanied by Mama Africa social workers to his grandmother’s home, where he received a very warm welcome.  His grandmother praised Mama Africa for their "merciful heart", adding that nobody else would have done such an act of mercy.

Shafic's life was transformed with the help of Mama Africa the voice Uganda, and we couldn't do our work without the generous support of our donors like you.  Thank you for your help in returning Shafic to a loving family.  Won't you consider making another donation in honor of of any one in your family or your birthday?  To donate, please go on global giving .org then type in Mama africa the voice Uganda.

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Aug 4, 2016

YOU ARE THE REASON WHY WE ROCK!

water in the communtiy
water in the communtiy

Please consider supporting us on Global Giving’s August ,September 2016, so your donation gets a 50% match and goes further! 

Because of your giving, For Mama Africa the voice Uganda, 2016 is a year of extraordinary growth, change and challenges. The water project in Kosovo is operating, the volunteer staff are learning more, and the average age of the children we serve has increased, as has the length of stay and the level of care required. But even amidst dramatic change, we have been unwavering in our determination and our ability to meet the need presented by our clients and respond with appropriate solutions. We have maintained our focus on providing a supportive, safe and nurturing environment for our community’s most vulnerable children and young adults, even in the face of some immense challenges.

Our primary school and secondary school students are back at school and studying hard.  This year, we have increased emphasis on math and science to help students gain the background and skills the workforce in Uganda seeks. 

We believe in well-rounded education, including physical education. We're thrilled that thanks to some very special donors we have at long last been able to get the land safely fenced and we have farming ongoing and the water project the field will be enjoyed by children from the village and nearby schools as well.

On a related note, our children in candidate classes 2016 Primary 7, O-level and A-level are starting their mocks examinations soon and we ask you to pray for them!

We have partnered with different schools and teachers around the communities to help students with difficulties in understanding go to school.  Every child deserves to go to school.  We also have two schoolchildren with serious medical needs – Jovia is diagnosed with a chest infection that is said that she got it as a small child especially the time she never had anyone taking care of her, and a teenager Gloria is battling with HIV and cervical cancer any support to her will be highly appreciated. We hope that both can be back at school soon. Check out our Facebook for updates on https://www.facebook.com/winnieafrica or https://www.facebook.com/mamaafricaorganization.maio

And on the outreach front, we are providing hoping so much to empower the community with economic skills and how to protect the environment. We can’t wait to see our funding proposal that we made to global giving getting through the entire community is aware and waiting.

We are also giving a report about the school of beauty that resumed this year, girls are doing so far so good and you will be able to see some of their pictures uploaded here. We still luck more Equipment’s to have the MAMA PEARL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY complete and fully installed so any donation will make allot of difference to the entire community.

None of this would be possible without you, so we extend our sincere gratitude. Thank you for making a difference!

community water served
community water served
how amazing water is helping the community
how amazing water is helping the community
Jovia with water
Jovia with water
hair dressing finished work in their fisrt class
hair dressing finished work in their fisrt class

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