Celebrate with them Christmas

A microproject by Another Hope Children's Ministries
Celebrate with them Christmas

Project Report | Dec 28, 2020
Celebrating with them Christmas 2020 Report

By Muwanguzi Jonathan | Assistant Project Coordinator

Celebrate Christmas with them 2020 As luxuries go, a bottle of soda and gifts seem modest ones. Many families especially in rural areas, buying soda and a gift are one of the biggest luxuries only enjoyed on special occasions like Christmas. On such a day, some have a new dress or shirt purchased (often the only new clothing of the year) and that’s how Christmas is celebrated in rural Uganda. However, not everyone has an opportunity to celebrate Christmas this way. What should be a time of jubilation is a time of cold, dark despair and this turns into Christmas depression. Children get excited for the upcoming Christmas holiday and expectant for having memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season but it turns into a disappointment to them because their families are not in position to offer. To the parents, it is a stressful period thinking about how they can pull it off because they have little cash. Many families have been struggling to feed during this period of COVID-19 and their hope of celebrating Christmas in a special way where deprived. Many children know about Christmas and have faith in Christ but never receive Christmas gifts or even celebrate Christmas in a special way due to the poverty among their families. “THE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THEM 2020” project targeted the less privileged to make their 2020 Christmas memorable. At Another Hope Children’s Ministries, we had a special arrangement for 100 children and 58 families of making the 2020 Christmas memorable through the children’s Christmas party for the children and giving out Christmas packages to families. Children’ s Christmas party 2020. The children’s Christmas party was scheduled on the 19th/12/2020 however, arrangements begun earlier before the due day. Because the aim was to make a day special, memorable and full of fun for 100 children between 3 years and fifteen years, we had to ensure we have the exact number planned for. We therefore registered the children before the day and gave out stamped coupon cards with a child’s number on the registration list. The children were to use these cards on the entry which they did on the 19th/12/2020. We had different activities on ground i.e. a swimming pool for children to swim, a bouncing castle and face painting. All this was put in place for the rural children to enjoy their day. Gifts for every child listed among the one hundred, dancing competitions and many other fun moments happened on the children’s Christmas party. A special meal for the children was prepared and they were served. The children were so happy for the special day and never wanted it to end. We had a total of 56 girls and 66 boys, I am Very happy for my Christmas gift. One of the beneficiaries is young girl 9 years old girl who attended the children’s Christmas party. I was worried about getting onto the list because many children wanted to register yet I didn’t want to miss a number says the beneficiary. When I got on the list, I was over joyed and I couldn’t wait for the day. On the day of our special day, I had lot of fun playing in the bouncing castle and in the swimming pool. We had a very special meal, a cake and we received gifts. I was so happy about my gift because I didn’t think of receiving a Christmas ever in my life. Thank you so much for making the day memorable for the children. Thank you for bringing a swimming pool and a bouncing castle. I am 8 years old and I stay with my mother and father. I had fun playing in the swimming pool and the bouncing castle with my fellow children. I had never been in a swimming pool before and my first time was at Another Hope Children’s Ministries on the children’s party. Thank you so much for the beautiful memory of the Christmas for 2020. Christmas Packages for 58 families. The families targeted were of children on Another Hope Children’s Ministries sponsorship program for the year 2020. The activity was done on the 21st/12/2020 and the items were delivered to the children’s homes. Among the items given out included: a bunch of bananas(matooke), a hen, rice, sugar, soap, tea leaves, blue band, a loaf bread, Christmas cake, spaghetti, soda, packets of salt and cooking oil. The families were relived and saved the stress of thinking how to avail their family needs for the celebration of Christmas. We are glad to report that the families were very happy about the supplies and thankful for the items they received. We went a head and shared the supplies with some of our partners, Board members and the staff members. We are so thankful to everyone who supported us. This has been made possible because you decided to support us. I thank you for reliving me the burden of Christmas supply and a Christmas cake. One of the beneficiaries was the house hold head looking after six children yet she is a low-income earner. She is a grandmother to one of the children on Another Hope Children’s Ministries sponsorship and she is the bread winner for the family. She earns through digging in people’s gardens and the amount she earns leaves the family struggling with meeting the needs. The beneficiary said she was surprised with the heavy package and couldn’t believe her eyes. In her entire life, she had never received a cake for Christmas and this made her feel like it was beginning of the new things to happen in her life. She added that her plan for Christmas was purchasing a half kilogram of meat and rice because she didn’t have money to celebrate with a big feast. She said she is so thankful to every individual who supported the cause and prayed blessings for you.


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Another Hope Children's Ministries

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Ruth Nambowa Bulyaba
Kampala , Uganda

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