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Uganda School Outreach Program In The Slum

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Uganda School Outreach Program In The Slum

Putting the community first.

Each and every week the students of Wando International’s primary school in Uganda choose a family in their community to bless.

It’s part of the community outreach program that serves as a way to establish and foster real relationships among the people who live in close proximity to the school.

The area itself, located between Upper and Lower Navaa, is an extremely impoverished area and by definition a slum.  Many who live here are struggling to meet their basic needs like food, medical attention, and safe housing.

With the school being centrally located, the students along with the Wando case management team have prime access to the 2,000 people living in the community.

Each week a different team of students goes out and performs an act of service for a particular family in need.

Sometimes this means collecting fresh, clean drinking water for them, or cooking a meal, helping a family with sanitation…and sometimes it may just mean sitting beside someone and lending an ear.

Outreach In The Slum

This week the students visited the home of their fellow classmates Mugujakisa of P7 and Christine of P1.

Minutes away from the school, these two children live with their mother, father, and two younger siblings all in a one-roomed, temporary structure.  Their home is extremely small, unstable and can be forced down at any time.

Their parents do the best they can to raise them all in this environment, but most days the family goes eating just one meal a day and lacking some of the most basic needs.

Knowing this about their friends, the outreach team thought it might help if they collected clean drinking water for the home and prepared a meal for the family.

Action:  Lead team member Joan cooked up the traditional Ugandan meal simsim while another group of girls washed the family’s eating utensils.  After all dishes were cleaned, the team washed the family’s Jerry cans and set off to fill them with fresh water!

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It’s these kind of simple gestures that can really make a difference to a family living in extreme poverty.  Mungujakisa and his sister, Christine, were overwhelmed by the support of their fellow classmates.

This fact remains though…Mungujakisa and Christine really are still quite vulnerable.  They’re entire is family is vulnerable.

It’s from these outreaches that the needs of specific families are identified, but the action to help these families comes from people willing to advocate on their behalf.

Becoming an advocate is easy and it starts with simply giving hope.  It’s totally free and the opportunities to help are limitless!

Registering at http://wandointernational.org/advocate gives you access to directly raise funds for Mungujakisa and Christine.

Just go to their page and click Become An Advocate!!

 

 

By |2017-05-11T15:13:22+00:00March 21st, 2017|Community Outreach, Extreme Poverty, School, UGanda, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Uganda School Outreach Program In The Slum

About the Author:

For over 10 years Elizabeth has dedicated herself to serving others getting involved with outreach in her local community as well as international volunteer work in Haiti. In 2014 she learned of Michelle Huo’s work with Wando International to empower vulnerable women and children to shift the course of their lives. After taking her first trip to visit Wando’s projects in Uganda Elizabeth joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Now Elizabeth is working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profits around the world want and need. 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.

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