Sep 18, 2020

Helping Directors serve better-September 2020

House1
House1

Serving is more about a heart condition and a state of mind rather than a one-time event. When it comes to vulnerable children and families who need educational, good nutrition, counseling, healthcare and income generating activities can only be supported with a stable heart and mind. With a lot of demands for survival and meeting the children’s needs with a small salary, the Directors of Another Hope Children’s Ministries were forced to engage into different income generating activities to source out more funds to meet all their needs. Among these are house rent which is paid on a monthly basis, educational costs for the children in the family, food and other needs.

This often caused tension, stress and worry to the Directors hence affecting their service to the vulnerable children and the communities because their minds and hearts were burned with a lot in a bid to survive together with their children. The helping directors serve better project came up to enable the Directors focus on meeting the needs of the children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries as well as the many others they serve in the community. The project will go a long way to enable the directors have a home and won’t need to worry about the monthly payments for rent and establishing their small bakery business as the kitchen will be suitable for more production to supplement their income.

For the small period the project has been running, the directors are so grateful for everyone who has supported them to enable them serve better. Shared below are the achievements for the contribution made towards this project.

Construction of the Directors’ house

The house under construction.

The Directors have been in position to take on the construction process of their house and it has reached at the stage of installing appliances, tailing and fencing hence improving its condition making it suitable to live in. This will help save the directors a burden of paying monthly rent fee hence saving the funds for other family needs. Soon they will be shifting into their new home.

 

 

 

 

 

Directors involved in the children’s welfare.

The E.D preparing chicken wings for the children.

The children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries have been joyous in this period because the Directors have been largely involved in their welfare. Because of your support, the Directors have been relieved of their demands and had more time dedicated to serving the children. Children have enjoyed different kinds of meals prepared by the Directors like the English breakfast, celebrated children’s birthdays, ensured the children have access to proper medical care. The children’s feeding improved because there are availed with fruits every week, the vegetable garden existing due to the efforts of the Directors is also producing vegetables for the children and spices like tomatoes.

Directors having more time to rest.

Resting is not about being lazy or avoiding work but it is necessary for our health and being at our best when we are working. Resting and relaxation reduces stress, improves focus and an active mind to think and plan. The Directors have had time to rest and it has enabled them to come up with great ideas which are benefiting the children at Another Hope Children’s Ministries and in the community for example the interim skills training where the children are being equipped with marketable skills.

We appreciate everyone who has stood with us and encourage you to continue supporting us under this project.

Still, a total of $13,591 to accomplish this project. Kindly donate any amount to see that the Directors can serve better.

Thanks a lot

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Sep 18, 2020

education for all report-September 2020

Teacher during a teaching session
Teacher during a teaching session

Early childhood occurs before the age of eight years and it is a period where a child goes through the most rapid phase of growth and development. These years are very critical because the brains of the child develop so fast than at any point of their lives. The foundations for their social skills, self-esteem, moral outlook, perception of the world as well as cognitive development all happen at this stage. Therefore, early childhood education is encouraged for the healthy development and nurturing of these important foundations into a child.

Around the world, children have stayed home from school to help reduce the spread of coronavirus but this has been disruptive especially in the lives of young scholars in the kindergarten section. With schools closed and children staying at home, it is easy to slip into the summer vacation mindset. It is therefore to keep children engaged in a healthy way while out of schools and classroom environment. Teachers, school leaders, and caregivers around the world have been grappling with how best to support students during COVID-19.

At Another Hope children's Ministries, we looked for different ways of engaging the students, and among them are availing study materials like textbooks, printed questions, and answer work materials and getting study materials from the children’s schools. However, this was not enough for kindergarten children because they are young children not like other students, their needs are unique.

Arrangements were made and we got a visiting teacher specifically to handle the kindergarten children to help them study during the lockdown. A total number of 12 children on Another Hope Children’s Ministries sponsorship program have been engaged by the visiting teacher at the children’s home and for the community children, meeting the teacher at her home through this period with study items according to each child’s class. This has helped the children remain active about studies and not forgetting what they had studied since this has been a long period of time out of school.

ACHIEVEMENTS

I am 7 years old. My school is Jayden’s Kinder and Daycare. When we stayed home for a long time, I thought I was done with school and it was very hard for me to study even when our Aunt tried to tell us to study in the library. I am happy that our teacher started coming to teach us and now I know I am not yet done with studies and I have been reminded what I learned by the teacher.

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Jun 25, 2020

CURBING THE PREVALENCE OF WATERBORNE DISEASES-6/20

a kid at a dirty well
a kid at a dirty well

 

A child fetching from the well surrounded by a bush

Contaminated water and poor sanitation are linked to the transmission of waterborne diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio. These diseases can be spread while bathing, washing, or eating food or fruits exposed to contaminated water. Approximately 88% of death due to diarrhea illness worldwide are attributed to unsafe water and poor sanitation. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year, more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water-related diseases. In Uganda, it is estimated that about 89,000 cases and 3,000 deaths occur annually due to cholera. Most of the victims are young children and the majority die due to illnesses caused by organisms that thrive in contaminated water sources.

Safe and readily available water positively impacts the health of the public, whether it is for drinking, domestic use, food production, or recreational purposes. The majority of the victims being children, Another Hope Children’s Ministries started the water life project which targets children to reduce their risk of contracting the waterborne diseases through things such as constructing water tanks, distribution of water filters, constructions of toilets in their households and schools.

Five households in muyenje village Wakiso district have received water tanks this month making a total of fourteen household water tanks in this community to help them access safe water for day-to-day activities. The water tanks help to relieve the children with a load of fetching water which they get from long distances and saves them from many other risks like drowning into the wells and contracting water-borne diseases. Twenty-eight children from the five households are now free from the burden of fetching water every day and they can use the time to read their books and also play because the water tanks in their homes are serving clean and safe water.

Achievements

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A ten-year-old girl who happens to be the elder child in the family of four children noted that the water tank constructed for them in their home is going to be very useful. Because most of the day to day activities at home need water, walking a kilometer to and from the water source had become a burden to the beneficiary and her young siblings. The water from the stream was not clean enough and it was smelly which made it uncomfortable for use but because they had no option, the family had to use this water to survive. The water exposed the family to risks of contracting waterborne diseases like bilharzia and typhoid because it harbored water snails and sometimes cows used to drink from the same water source. All the risks and hardships that were encountered during the struggle to get water is history because the family has a water tank which is a safe water source. Activities like washing utensils, washing clothes, and cooking were made easy and the children have more time for revising and enjoying their playtime.

Benefit family A
Benefit family A
young girl
young girl
11th water tank
11th water tank
children leaning on a water tank
children leaning on a water tank

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