May 10, 2021

Thanks to You, Adira is Currently in School!

Adira, now in 10th grade thanks to you!
Adira, now in 10th grade thanks to you!

Girls like Adira are so thankful for your support in providing contributions so they can stay in school.  When Adira started 7th grade, she had a sponsor.  And through unfortunate circumstances, her sponsor had to stop sponsoring in 2019.  Adira was able to remain in school. the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020 because of your contributions that we used towards her school fees during this time.  Now, as the 2021 school year is starting, we have found another sponsor for her!  

The above circumstance is exactly why we started this project. To help girls like Adira to continue their education uninterrupted even in situations where we are unable to find an ongoing sponsor at the needed critical time. We are very grateful for your support to this key project that has now helped over 25 girls stay in school since the project first began!

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Feb 8, 2021

6th Graders Use Library to Study for National Exam

6th Graders Using Library Plus Lucy our Librarian
6th Graders Using Library Plus Lucy our Librarian

We're happy to report our 44 6th graders have been back in school since October. They missed out on six months of school and have been boarding at school and studying hard to make up for the lost time.

Using the library has been key for them, allowing them to access textbooks outside of class time to study for the naitonal exams which are coming up in late March. They are grateful for the sixth grade textbooks that are currently in our library!

Not all classes are so lucky though. With the small amount of funding we obtained last year, we used the funds to buy textbooks for sixth graders. Hurray! This is because they are the highest priority class because they are the class which has national exams which determine whether they can continue on with their schooling at the secondary level (7th to 12th grade).

Textbooks for 1st graders to 4th graders are very limited. At most, 3 to 5 copies of textbooks for classes which may have 60 students. We hope to successfully raise more funds this year so that we can add many more textbooks for 3rd and 4th graders.

We thank you for your support of this very important project of initially building the library, and then continuing on with stocking it with the most important textbooks as well as teacher resource books.

We'd appreciate it if you would share about it too, with your friends and family!

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Feb 8, 2021

Local Clinic Serves Many Needy Older Women

Agwata  Clinic Serves Older Women Unable to Go Far
Agwata Clinic Serves Older Women Unable to Go Far

We thank you for your support of our Agwata clinic in Northern Uganda. The past year has been a tough one but we are weathering the storm with your help1

The Agwata clinic continues to experience a higher than normal volume of patients visiting it each day, Monday to Saturday. Most patients come from a 4 kilometer radius around the clinic but some may travel from as far away as 10 or 12 kilometers, usually on foot.

During this past year of Covid-19, we have provided extra support to elderly women living within our clinic's outreach area. These elderly women rely on our clinic for their medical care because traveling further away would be very difficult for them. As part of the clinic's outreach activities, we have had two different distributions of extra nonperishable food items plus supplies such as a tarp to help protect the women from heavy rains. We are scheduling a third distribution soon.

We've included two photos which show one of the food distributions to these women. They are very grateful for the clinic's support and the fact that is close by and they don't have to walk 17 kilometers to the next closest medical facility.

Many times, our clinic has medicines on hand when other clinics have no medicine. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began last March, more patients have come to our clinic for malaria treatment as well as many other ailments. We have also continued assisting the clinic with ambulance support during the night hours when motorcycles do not operate. 

Our clinic has taken many precautions and strengthened its saitization procedures as required by the government to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. So far, we have been fortunate not too have many Covid cases in our area although Uganda's more populated areas and capital city of Kampala is experiencing lots of cases, many of which have dire outcomes.

All of this has resulted in increased expenses of the clinic for medicines, staff time, fuel to operate the ambulance, and additional personal protective equipment and sanitization supplies.

So far, we've been able to keep up with this increased demand due to your continued support. 

Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!

Older Agwata Women Receiving Food & Supplies
Older Agwata Women Receiving Food & Supplies

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