child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum

by Thread of life women empowerment ministries
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
child sponsorship,139 children from katanga slum
Paul reconnected with his grand father and mother
Paul reconnected with his grand father and mother

 

As an organisation we are happy that you give towards our 139-child sponsorship project. To day the organisation has 14 children that are sponsored in school. 13 of our children are in primary school and one in high school. 3 out of 13 children completed their primary leaving exams in March this year. so far, we are waiting for the results from the national examination board, and we believe that they are going to excel.

2 of our new children are joining school this June/7/2021. That is Janet and Paul. Janet and Paul will be joining boarding school and they are both excited about the new experience they will be getting. 

Paul is 8 years old, a former street child. He has lived on the streets the slum and kampala city for the last 3 years, Paul narrates that he came to town with a woman who claimed to be his father's wife. they travelled from the rural area and when they got to the city centre, the woman told him to seat somewhere on the roadside that she had go to look for what to eat. Unfortunately, the woman didn’t come back. "since 2018 the woman never come back for me". He has been sleeping in open spaces, unfished buildings and particularly there is a restaurant space he uses when it rains in the night. He was identified by an old lady who sales French fries on the on the roadside, sometimes she would give Paul lunch or dinner accordingly, but she was scared to take him in because of his age and because she is also hustling to sustain herself. it is this old woman who introduced us to Paul that was last year in October.

The first time our team met with Paul, he told us that all he wanted is to go school, Paul's dream is to study, though he is not yet sure of what he wants to become,he believes as long as he is in school his eyes will opened to see what he wants to become. As an organization it is our desire to also reconnect children with their families. On the 23/04/2021 we were able to re unit Paul with his grandmother, who shared with us a story of how Paul was offered by his father to be sacrificed so that he becomes rich. They believe that Paul was saved from being sacrificed because he has pierced ears.  In Uganda there is a belief that if a child has pierced ears, spirits won’t accept him or her as a sacrifice.

For this project to be sustainable and consistent please consider becoming one of our monthly donors and help share our project with your friends and family.

 

Thank you for supporting our community and to help children like Paul to go to school. Wishing you and your loved ones a great summer holiday

The joy of Paul
The joy of Paul
Paul's bed where he was sleeping on the street.
Paul's bed where he was sleeping on the street.

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As we are at the start of the year 2021, as the project we are hopeful that this year everything will get back to normal so that our children may be in school.

Apart from the candidate classes that resumed October last year, schools have not been opened yet due to the current pandemic situation that has affected the world. As the project we hopeful and we are making our children ready for their next phase at school. 

This January we have selected the most vulnerable children who will be joining school when schools open. The program will be taking on 6 children on sponsorship this year.

The photo below shows Esther a beautful and jolly girl who is going to step in class for her very first time, raised by a single mother from the Katanga slum along with 5 siblings. Esther is the only child who was born deformed that she cannot walk. And because of her situation, Esther's father who stays within the vicinity abandoned the responsibility to the mother who has solely taken care of Esther for the last 11 years. The mother earns $3 dollars that mainly feeds them and takes care of their rent. She says she has always admired to see her daughter in school but considering her state, the only schools that can handle her is expensive; she couldn’t dare to take care because of her poor financial position. Esther has never been in school before; it is going to be her first time in class that she can’t wait to start. Esther wants to be a teacher.

We want to say thank you to all our donors who chose to walk this journey with us. to make dreams come true for children like Esther and others who are going to start pursuing their dreams.

 

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Dear our donors, we are pleased to share with you how our journey

The year being a tough year. As the country of Uganda we were put under lock down for 3 months, with only markets open, the rest of the work were not active apart from a few government organizations.  Schools were the first institution to be closed.

In the meantime our main activity is engaging our children in doing revision through the work we distribute to them, we work along with the school administration which sends home work to us, and we print it and distribute them to our children, each one in their respective homes. And also we skill girls to crochet. Our girls will be doing door mats which will be sold at the cost to support their hard work. The reason we engage the girls than boys the country has registered 2300 girls conceived and 128 married off, reported by Daily monitor local newspapers). Many schools are expecting fewer girls to return to school. We engaging our girls crochet and sell their products and pay them so that they can be able to meet their basic needs.

We were also able to register children who do child labor on the streets of our capital city. Most of our children the reason they work from when they are children, is to help their mothers to raise money to feed them and may be support them through their early learning. Our goal was to identify children who the organization can support in school. We visited in peak ours where they run wherever cars have stopped moving. We had to also become clients and bought things from them so that at least we can also get some attention.  So far the organization has registered over 50 children. And we are looking forward to finding sponsorship for all of them.

Being that we are in our initial stages of child sponsorship, it is you our donors that have enabled us continue to serve the children in our community; we looking forward to the re-opening of schools and by January 2021. And sharing with you more of our stories.

 

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Thread of life women empowerment ministries

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Project Leader:
NAKAVUMA MASTULA
Kampala, Uganda
$12,285 raised of $35,000 goal
 
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