The groundbreaking ceremony for our medical clinic was held in December 2010, just after our fourth graduating class of Nyaka School had accepted their diplomas with pride. Every week we recieve new photos documenting the process of building a clinic for the people we serve in southwestern Uganda. Today, that piece of land has transformed into a foundation with walls reaching halfway to what will be the ceiling.
As he wrote in The Price of Stones, building a school for orphans of HIV/AIDS was a concept that was foreign and a path that was uncertain for our Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri. As the organization grew and we started providing fresh clean water and nutritious vegetables from Desire Farm for the community, we began to wonder where this holistic approach would guide us next. When we opened the Blue Lupin Community Library with the support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, we knew that the idea of a library in rural Uganda was revolutionary. We also knew that increased literacy and education were powerful weapons against poverty.
We continue to watch for the barriers that stand before the orphans of Nyaka and Kutamba schools so that we can knock them down, stone by stone.
The need for a clinic is great...
“When I visited Nyaka in October I was going as an Advisory Board Member. However, when people learned I was a physician, people simply showed up to seek treatment - upwards of 100 patients per day! I was overwhelmed by the need. I invited a Ugandan physician to assist me, and he was strongly impressed by the need demonstrated by patients. In this area of Uganda there is only one physician for every 250,000 people.” ~Dr. Paul Deweese, Advisory Board Member
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