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Outreach in the Slum Follow-Up

Outreach in the Slum Follow-Up

The home of Kiden Joyce.

Last month we got a report from our outreach team in Uganda, that there was a family living in the slum in need.

It was the home of Kiden Joyce, the grandmother and sole caretaker of 3 students attending our Primary School in the community of Njeru.

Their home was completely infested with bed bugs, and Joyce had NO WAY to cover the costs of having the house fumigated.

After assessing the situation, our student outreach team, TEAM JOY, did something about it.

With the help and guidance of their leaders from Wando’s case management team, the students were able to spray Joyce’s home and rid them of the unbearable sleeping conditions they were experiencing.

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Community Outreach Follow-Up

Since that initial outreach in the slum, Team Joy has made it a point to continue building their relationship with Joyce and her family.

It’s part of their 3 fold objective:

  • To SERVE the vulnerable.
  • To LOVE people who are hurt.
  • To STRENGTHEN the bonds within the community.

Team Joy recently went back for a FOLLOW-UP VISIT.

To see if the bed bugs had returned and to check in on how Joyce’s three grandchildren Paul, Rachael and Mark are doing.

On their visit, they found NO SIGNS of pests in the home, which Joyce is SO THANKFUL for!

She was blessed to say that her grandkids are sleeping much better now AND can focus on their studies.

Since we published Joyce’s story, we were able to find a Child Advocate for Rachael.

This AMAZING Child Advocate from California, Lawanda, has been writing letters to Rachael to see what other challenges the family has.

Through her own relationship she’s now built with Joyce’s granddaughter AND by messaging directly with her case manager, Lawanda’s been able to uncover more needs.

Because Joyce’s family lives in the slum surviving in extreme poverty, the needs are great.

Lawanda knew she probably couldn’t meet all of them.

But Lawanda decided she could start somewhere by simply creating a fundraiser to help sponsor Rachael’s schooling.

If she reaches her goal, it would ensure that 9 year old Rachael, continues in her education, AND receive daily meals at the school which is a HUGE help to Joyce.

Feel free to join Lawanda in her Child Advocacy mission, by visiting Provide Rachael an Education

And if you’d like to learn how you can advocate for Mark or Paul, Please Visit Child Advocacy Program.  Sign up is free and the impact is HUGE!

 

 

By |2017-11-08T19:53:36+00:00November 8th, 2017|Child Advocacy, Community Outreach, Extreme Poverty, School, UGanda|Comments Off on Outreach in the Slum Follow-Up

About the Author:

In 2007, Elizabeth experienced a jarring shift going from serving self to serving others. She found her calling and started seeking opportunities to connect with different Non-Profit organizations that help their communities both locally and abroad. She got involved with local outreach as a mentor helping youth build self-confidence and find a more fulfilling life through service. She then traveled to Haiti on a mission to cultivate relationships with people experiencing extreme poverty and align herself with the organizations doing something to help. Her most valuable lesson learned was that relationships can and should always be Win/Win. Finding common ground and mutually beneficial opportunities is where she finds the real magic. In 2014 Elizabeth learned the story of Michelle Huo, founder of 501c3 organizations Urban Connection and Wando International. She saw that Michelle’s work was different in the way that it actually empowered others to shift the course of their lives. This resonated so deeply with Elizabeth that she joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Elizabeth is now working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profit organizations around the world want and need. In demand skills like driving traffic, raising awareness, and converting leads. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation. If you're interested in growing your SMB or Non-Profit organization while making a difference in the lives of others, call Elizabeth Lozano directly at (888) 926-3688 Ext. #703

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