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Wando’s Social Impact Through Relations

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Building Relationships Comes First

Community Outreach begins with getting to know its individual members.

Several times a week Wando International’s Outreach Coordinator organizes an activity that serves the people of Njeru, a slum community in Uganda.  All of Njeru’s members are people living in the worst of conditions on land they can be forced out of at any time.  First thing done in an effort to make an impact on their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being…is establishing a personal relationship with them.

Trust in an important factor in this, which is why we engage in ongoing activities in the community.  Activities like adult Bible studies, collecting clean drinking water for families, taking teams of students to serve elderly individuals, and spending one-on-one time with surrounding families in the slum.

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By coming alongside others and really getting to know them on an individual basis, we begin to uncover the real needs and challenges they face.

By doing so, we also begin to uncover solutions.


Solutions that will not just help them survive in the slum, but solutions to help them help themselves to get out of their current conditions.

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Mother of student receiving prayer on recent outreach.

Wando International has created several programs designed to help the individual.  Programs like our Advocate Program where people abroad can connect with a child, offer encouragement and provide emotional support.  Or partner with one of the women in our Bead Program and help them support themselves in their small business of handcrafted jewelry.  Volunteers can even get involved “on the ground” by joining our Team Africa members and serving on the next trip to Uganda.

What better way to make an impact in someone’s life but by being directly involved in it.

To learn more and get involved, go to:

http://www.wandointernational.org/our-projects

By |2017-05-11T15:13:35+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Africa, Community Outreach, Extreme Poverty, UGanda|Comments Off on Wando’s Social Impact Through Relations

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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