Author: Sarah Spicks

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Teamtrip 2019 has started

The first team, led by Heidi, has landed safely in Uganda. The next two weeks Petra, Eszter, Wafa, Zuzana, Charline, Heidi, Paul, Fra and Miriam will talk about their experiences! You are welcome to browse our diary every day to find out what the team experiences in Jinja, Wakikoola and Kamuli.    Here is the link to the diary!

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Farming project: Community pig breeding

A new farm project could be started this year on the pig farm of the Children’s Home. The project aims to enable families from the community to set up their own small pig farm. Sonrise lends some piglets, which are raised by the families to generate afterwards new generation, which remains then finally with the families. Further information can be found on our project page of the farm.

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The construction work is progressing!

We are happy to report that thanks to some large donations the construction sites for the Nursery Schools in Kamuli and Wakikoola can be continued.  In Kamuli, right next to the Children’s Home farm, the walls of the individual classrooms are now being raised:     In Wakikoola, at the school complex of the Mirembe Cottage, the foundation for the new Nursery School was excavated:


New arrival at Sonrise Baby’s Home

In September 2019, a new baby was admitted to the Sonrise Baby’s Home.  Kirabo Josephine is just over a year old. She is currently hospitalized for severe malnutrition and malaria infection. She was born without arms and her legs were weak, so the doctors are doing everything they can to strengthen the bones in her legs so she can learn to walk. As Josephine’s parents were expecting another baby, they asked Sonrise for help. We hope that one day, when she becomes more independent, she will be able to live with her family again!

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The donation suitcases are packed

Last Sunday and the following Monday, a large part of the donated commodity items received was already packed into the donation cases. A total of 13 full suitcases came out. Many thanks to the many donors and also to the helpers who were there sorting, packing and weighing. This year, thanks to the large team on site, we can take numerous donated commodity items. These include, among other things: Toothbrushes, pencils, school supplies, clothes, shoes, underwear, books and toiletries.   We have received many donated commodity items!   On Sunday all donations were viewed and sorted. A lot of clothing was collected for all three houses. At the end of the day all shelves were well used!   On Monday the suitcases were filled. Some airlines offer their passengers to take two 20kg bags with them, the second of which will be used for donations.   At the end theWeiterlesen / Continue reading

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Our team leaders 2019

We would like to introduce our three team leaders, who are going to lead our next team trip to Uganda. Therefore we asked Heidi, Nadja and Sarah, to give a short interview:   Heidi Duration of Stay: October 18th – November 13th   “Hello everyone! My name is Heidi. I am 27 and come from France. I met Gabi in November 2017. Two weeks later, I had purchased my plane tickets for Uganda. I have been traveling back each year ever since. This year, will be the third year in a row I have the opportunity to volunteer for Peace’s Hope. Looking forward already!”   Nadja Duration of Stay: November 4th – November 17th   „Hi, I‘m Nadja, 28 years old and last year I was able to spend this exceptional time with these gorgeous children in Uganda during Christmas. It was an unforgettable and one of the most beautiful experienceWeiterlesen / Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts for the Sonrise Ministries 2019

We would like to give the children and caregivers at Sonrise Ministries and the families in Masese – a slum area in Jinja – individual presents to decorate Christmas. With 20 Euro for a certain child or a freely selectable amount for the “big pot” we can buy educational toys, clothes, hygiene articles and food on the spot and thus prepare an unforgettable Christmas for everyone. As in the previous year, you can continue to choose a child directly. The amount per child is still 20 Euro. Also the “big pot” is again from the part. In this pot one may pay any amount, if one does not want to decide for a child. At the end of the project we divide this amount between the children without direct donors, the carers of Sonrise Ministries and the families from Masese. At the bottom of the page you can choose whetherWeiterlesen / Continue reading