It's an exciting time at The Angel Projects Uganda! Over the past months, we have implemented several new projects that have been enabling the women and girls in our program to thrive and find success, even amidst the COVID pandemic.
Our elderly project has begun serving the older residents of the villages where we work by providing them with food, soap, cooking supplies, mattresses, bedding, and other essentials. These elderly folks do not have any governmental support, and many of them are alone without family members to look after them. So, The Angel Projects has stepped in to fill the gap. We're excited about the improvements we've seen in the lives of these precious people over the past several months, and we're looking forward to bringing our newest program, the Saving Grace Project, to them in August to provide them with much-needed medical care.
The new Saving Grace Project will provide basic healthcare for the people in our villages, who often suffer greatly because of medical problems that could be easily treated, such as a headache. The goal of this new project is to train our elderly project manager, Morrene, and some other local women in basic first-aid so that they can treat their neighbors and other community members, including the elderly. This project is brought to us by a registered nurse from the U.S. who will be traveling to Uganda during the month of August to train these ladies; this nurse will also continue to monitor the program and provide updated training after her return to the U.S. We are so excited to see the difference that this project will make in the lives of the locals.
Finally, during the COVID pandemic we have continued to provide food and other supplies to women who have been unable to work due to being quarantined. This aid has enabled them to support their families despite the struggles they've faced over the past year. We are also happy to report that all of our students are now back in school, and they are thriving because of the tutoring that we offered via volunteer teachers during the quarantine. These young people are the future of the Rubuguri area specifically and of Uganda in general, and we're so happy that they are finding success with the help of The Angel Projects!