Here we will again report what our team experienced on our trip from 18 October 2019 to 30 November 2019, which tasks we had in Uganda and how your donations were used. What is new this year is that this time the diary will not only be written by one person, but that every traveler will report from his perspective. We wish you a lot of fun reading. 29 November 2019 (Giulia): For our last day in Uganda we saved something very special. After we said goodbye to the Baby home, we drove to Wakikoola. The students of the Mirembe School received their certificates today. To celebrate the day, all classes prepared a small performance and presented it to their parents and other guests. Sometimes we sang, sometimes we danced. Also different speeches entertained the visitors. The highlight of the day was a joint dance, which the students taughtWeiterlesen / Continue reading
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.
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:
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.
Finally the Christmas Gift project 2018 has started. If you would also like to give a Christmas present to a child in one of the three Sonrise Ministries houses, a child of the caregivers, the caregivers themselves or the families in Masese this year, then click on the following link and you will be forwarded directly to the project page. There are some new features compared to last year. So we have set up a “big pot” for those who don’t want to decide for a certain child. All further information about the project and the changes can be found under the following link: Christmas presents
All four packages arrived safely in Uganda, which we packed in August and shipped in September. The children and caregivers of the Sonrise Ministries were excited about all the nice things that we could send there thanks to your donations. Unfortunately with a little melancholy, since this was probably the last parcel shipment in this form. The East African Community (EAC) has decided to impose high customs duties on the import of donations in kind in order to protect their domestic markets. We can therefore only take small amounts of commodity items with us in our suitcases when travelling to the destination country. What we are looking for, you will find in our project commodity items. Once again, many thanks to all of you who in the past have always provided us with such beautiful commodity items and financed the shipping of our parcels. Without you this would not have been possible.
Agnes (6 years) Amina (4 years) Andrew (7 years) Anisha (10 years) Bethany (9 years) (Big) Gift (9 years) (Big) Peace (6 years) Bonan (6 years) Bryan (7 years) Caleb (4 years) Catherine (13 years) David (6 years) Doreen (9 yars) Eddie (10 years) Eli (5 years) Eric (11 years) Esther (9 years) Gerold (10 years) Godwin (12 years) Grace Patience (7 years) Henry (4 1/2 years) Ian (12 years) Isima (9 years) Jolie (8 years) Joseph (11 years) Julius (4 years) Junior (11 years) Kevin (7 years) Kirabo (8 years) Laura (4 1/2 years) (Little) Esther (4 years) (Little) Gift (6 years) Luke (8 years) Matthew (7 years) Melissa (5 years) Mercy (9 years) Michael (9 years) Miko (11 years) Millie (14 years) Mugisha (10 years) Musa (8 years) Nathan (8 years) Nicholette (5 years) Patience (5 years) Patrick (6 years) Paul (10 years) Peace B. (6 years) Percy (13 years) Phillip (7 years) Praise Ezra (5 years) Randy (10 years) Rasta (7 years) Rebecca (8 years) Richard (4 years) Sam (6 years)Weiterlesen / Continue reading
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 brighten up their 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 locally and thus prepare an unforgettable Christmas for everyone. We have changed the project a little bit. Of course you can continue to choose a child directly. The amount per child is still 20 Euro. However, the “big pot” is new. You may pay any amount into this pot, if you do not want to decide for a specific child. At the end of the project we then divide this amount between the children without direct donors, the caregivers of Sonrise Ministries and the families of Masese. At the end of the pageWeiterlesen / Continue reading
On 18th of August we sorted again commodity items, packed parcels and already the one or other suitcase for our trip in December. Thanks to your donations we were able to send a total of four parcels to Uganda with urgently needed clothes, shoes, school materials, toys, books and much more. Thanks of course also to our lovely helpers Doris, Gabi, Hadeel, Lena, Linda, Nina, Nora, Sameh and Sarah. You were a great team. This time the packing process was connected with very much melancholy, since it is probably the last time that we will send parcels to Uganda. The EAC (East African Community) has decided for the protection of the domestic market that commodity items have to be limited and sent with very high customs duties to some East African countries. This also includes Uganda. Nevertheless, we always collect some commodity items, which we then take with us onWeiterlesen / Continue reading
Great things happened in May. We received two big donations for the construction projects we support in Uganda. In agreement with the sponsors, one donation will be used to expand the new residential building in Wakikoola for the girls of Mirembe Cottage. In this way, we are also helping to ensure that the building can be completed before the girls are expected to move into their new home in August. There they will then live nearby to their new school, which already opened in February. Up to 60 girls can be accommodated in this house. This will allow Mirembe to provide twice as many girls with a safe home away from the streets as before. The second donation will be used to build another school for the Sonrise Children’s Home in Kamuli. The school system in Uganda consists of three different schools. Nursery School for children aged 3 to 6, Primary School forWeiterlesen / Continue reading