Uganda Orphanage Teaching Kids To Outreach
It’s never too early to serve!
Wando International was born out of the desire to serve others. It’s why we’re here! It’s what keeps us going.
It would be silly not to instill the same values in the children we care for on a daily basis at our babies’ home.
Well that’s why this week we took some of the oldest children from Wando International’s orphanage into the community of upper Navah to visit with some valued members of the organization.
The team was led by lead outreach coordinator, Jennifer, and the case management team.
Kids in the Outreach Team:
These four awesome kids, the oldest girls of the home, specifically sought out husband and wife, Oteba John and Abeja Beatrice.
Oteba has been recovering from an operation he had just 2 weeks ago for a femoral hernia. He had actually been suffering with it for quite some time before Wando International learned of it and helped him to seek medical attention.
When the girls got to the home of Oteba and Abeja they focused their attention not just on needs they could fill but on the opportunity to build a real relationship with the couple.
Sarah, Amina, Pamela and Immatulate first got to work by fetching clean drinking water for the couple. In Uganda, specifically in the slums, having access to clean water for drinking and cooking is essential.
Once they had several jerry cans filled up, the girls took some time to sit with Abeja and learn how to roll perfectly shaped beads. They each strung together long, brightly-colored pink necklaces and had fun learning from Abeja’s masterful skills at crafting jewelry.
The kids spent their final moments with the couple giving well wishes and thanking them for a blessed time spent with each other. Each of the girls in the outreach team took something away from their experience of serving others in their own community.
They will surely be back to continue in building that relationship with their new friends Oteba and Abeja.