Today we received the news that Michael’s stay at the Babies Home has to be extended until the end of the year. Due to the severe malnutrition he suffered during his first year of life, his immune system is very unstable. The living conditions in Masese are therefore still too dangerous. In agreement with the parents, who are trying very hard to maintain a stable relationship with their son, Michael will remain at the Sonrise Babies Home until the end of the year. There they will work intensively on building up a stable immune system with the help of special food and vitamins. This will double our project goal to a total of 2,800 euros. If you would like to help us support the project, please click on the following link: Donate
At our last General Assembly on 08 May 2019, Guadalupe was elected Secretary of Peace’s Hope. She is a founding member and supports the association from the beginning with full force! Silvana, who had held the office until then, unfortunately had to resign for private reasons. Thank you Silvana for supporting us so actively as secretary since the foundation of the association!
As you may have noticed, you’ll find new posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter every week since the beginning of the year. We want to give you a better insight into our work with the children of Sonrise Ministries. Sarah, our social media representative, regularly provides you with news and information about the association. She will also take over the newsletter in the future by keeping you informed about the latest activities and projects.
In January we started a special project for Michael. Michael comes from the slum area Masese and was severely malnourished. He also had a painful ulcer in his genital area, which urgently had to be surgically removed. In the meantime, thanks to many donations, we have already achieved almost 89 % of our project goal. The operation went without any complications and he is recovering noticeably thanks to the loving care of the caregivers of the Sonrise Babies Home. His parents come to visit him every two days so that the bond to them is maintained. We are so happy to have been able to help this sweet boy and his parents and hope very much that he can return home in three months. If you would like to help us reach the project goal, please click on the following link: Donate
During our last team trip we met James, whom the children from Sonrise Children’s Home lovingly called Mzee James (Grandpa James). We reported about him in our diary when we visited him with the children on Christmas Eve. James was so ill that he lost the fight against death today. We mourn very much for this kind person whom we would have liked to visit again on our next team trip. We are grateful that we could at least prepare his last Christmas as a special one with some presents. Rest in peace Mzee James. We will miss you.
In January we have a new addition to the Sonrise Baby Home. Gabi Suubi. Suubi means hope. She was abandoned in Kabubu. Sonrise is looking for her mother, but so far they had no success. Gabi is estimated to be 1 year old and severely malnourished. The first examination in the hospital showed that she also suffers from tuberculosis. We are glad that she is now in good hands with our dear Auntie Peace and hope very much that she will soon gain weight and survive the serious illness. Update March 03, 2019: Gabi has developed surprisingly well in this short time. She has grown from a malnourished, weak baby to a little bundle of joy. We are so happy that she is now so well. Thanks so much to Sonrise Baby Home for making another miracle.
It is with great pleasure that we can report today that we have found a sponsor for the Christmas present for all children. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. That is so great. And also the big pot has already filled well. With this we can prepare a Merry Christmas for the caregivers of the Sonrise Ministries as well as for the families in Masese. We can hardly wait to report in our diary, how the money was invested and how everyone was happy about it. Please use the following link to join us on our journey: Team trip 2018 If you like, you can still donate for the big pot. All further information about the project can be found under the following link: Christmas Presents
Here we will report again what our team experienced on our trip from December 2, 2018 to January 2, 2019, what tasks we had locally and how your donations were used. We wish you a lot of fun reading. 03 January 2019 Even though our diary actually ends on January 02, there’s still a little update on Michael. Since today he is in the Sonrise Babies Home and is taken care of by Auntie Peace. 02. January 2019 Arrived at the airport in Entebbe, now the long waiting begins, since our flight starts only at 5 o’clock in the morning. Also in Istanbul we have to wait a lot. Tired we finally reach Düsseldorf in the late afternoon. First big joy that all suitcases arrived. Unfortunately not always the standard at the airline with which we travelled. Then the next big joy. Mario – one of our team members –Weiterlesen / Continue reading