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Wando Student Outreach Report

//Wando Student Outreach Report

Students Give Back Starting With Their Own Community First

Each and every week the students of Marah Christian Primary school organize teams and go serve the community.

The students determine who to target for outreach depending on the immediate needs of the community.  Sometimes that means even targeting their own classmates.  The outreach team decided to visit the home of their fellow classmates, Olama Paul from P3 class and Okema Gilbert from P5.

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Olama Paul and his mother Ketty.

This is because the two boys took almost two weeks off from school at the beginning of the term because they were taking care of their little sister who was ill.  Their mother was also just recently hospitalized due a mental illness she suffers from.  Their mother, Ketty, is doing much better now and is already back home, but the need for intervention with prayer and concern were still needed.

The student outreach team broke into groups and got to work.  The girls filled buckets with soap and clean water and began scrubbing each and every dish to make sure the family had clean eating utensils.  Others got out tools and started doing compound maintenance around the family’s home.

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P6 girls serving their community.

 

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The boys assessed that the family’s home had no clean water for drinking or cooking, so they paired up and went to go fetch several jerry cans of clean water. Clean water is essential for ongoing health and survival, and in the slum area of Njeru clean water is a recurring challenge for everyone.   But the kids were able to work together help make that available for the family.

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The boys coming back from the borehole.

 

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Vicky from P6 also helping fetch clean water!

The students then gathered around the family and spent time talking with each other.  They finished their afternoon together collected in prayer.  P6 student Immatulate led the group in their final prayer for good health and God’s loving grace.

Ketty and her sons expressed their thankfulness for the time they had together with the team.

It’s these moments that truly bring hope and let the community  that they are not alone and they are cared for.

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By |2017-05-11T15:13:35+00:00October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wando Student Outreach Report

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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