I would like to extend my sincere greetings to our donors, friends and well wishers. I must say it has been a peaceful 2012 and it is amazing how time flies so fast.
We at Ngoma Aid foundation are grateful for the support our donors, friends as well wishers have extended to us during 2012, a year we began with a lot of uncertainty. We are greatly indebted to the support of Charles and Sonal Smart. What would we have done with out your immense support in 2012? Like i have said before, God Knows how to take care of is folks....you are certainly a God send. Thank you always.
The children break off for the long Christmas holiday today 30/11/2012. We will post the reports as in the coming days because we have to scan them first. The children are expected to return to school after a two months break. We are glad, with your support, we were able and continue to offer the necessary support to these children albeit the challenges faced.
Kasaija and Haniffa completed their senior four exams and will get a Uganda Certificate of Education if they pass. I do not see any reason for their failing, and their passing will open doors for their future including vocational studies to acquire the necessary skills. I also hope they utilized their chance well and gave studies their all given that many people lack people to support their education needs and end up dropping out of school.
I am particularly happy for Ankunda Haniffa given that if we had not extended support for her education in the last four years, she most probably would be a landless village mother of three children by now. I love children so much but i do not support children suffering as a result of their parents decisions and choices in life.
Jane and Elizabeth continue to face challenges with formal education. I must say they are well behaved girls at the house though weak academically. They have been promoted to Senior Three BUT how i wish they could perform better. Life without some formal education is very challenging in today's world. We can only continue to encourage them and give them the necessary support and guidance. I would never want them to end up as teenage mothers.
The children in primary school continue to be impressive. We will continue to give the younger children under our care at the house a fairly good foundation. It is however very challenging especially when it comes to issues of maintenance. Food is becoming a big challenge especially in the days when we have nothing on us. It is even more challenging when the Executive Director has no side income from side employment. We would like to continue to make a difference in these children's lives BUT we can only achieve this with your support. I thus request our donors to consider making a recurring (monthly) donation, however small, so that we are at any one time sure of something at the end of the month. It does make a difference. We are grateful for your support.
For the year 2013, we intend to take on more children (preferably girls from Ngoma Sub County) as community children. We feel we will be able to reach many children this way and it will ensure a contribution from their surviving relatives. We are hoping we can help empower their families through our agriculture projects for example. We hope to provide seeds (beans and maize) at the start of the planting season.
The girls will spend their holidays in Ngoma Sub County. Some will remain at the house, Krishna will go visiting in Fortpotal town. Christmas shopping follows in the coming days and there will be plenty of merry making on Christmas courtsey of your support. We are forever grateful, thank you so much, thank you always