For several years now, the Sonrise Baby Home has been negotiating with the government for a fair price for the current residential building and land. The government is planning to build a train line here. So far, no agreement has been reached. In the meantime, it is also under discussion that the home can remain standing. However, the house is already outdated. Thus the roof must be renewed quite urgently. The health department has already warned several times that too many babies are now housed in too small space in the home and that the leaking roof leads to hygiene problems. In addition, Sonrise has no possibility to enlarge the house with extensions. Sonrise has been offered a plot of land in Jinja (see photo above), which can be purchased. There, the Sonrise Baby Home is planning to build several duplex houses (see drawings below) like they did with SonriseWeiterlesen / Continue reading
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:
On 9th September 2018 was a day full of joy at the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls. After three years of planning and construction, the current 31 girls and their caregivers were finally able to move into their new home in Wakikoola/Uganda. The new home now offers space for a total of 58 girls. So we are able to offer even more girls a safe home far away from the life on streets. Many thanks to everyone who made this possible.
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
Today is a very special day for us. The Sonrise Children’s Home School and the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls School are both starting today. From now onwards Sonrise and Mirembe will save the school fees for the children and can now reallocated that money to other important running costs. The children in the surrounding area also benefit from the schools as they would otherwise have little access to education.
Until 2017 the Sonrise Children’s Home was situated in a rented building which didn’t provide enough room for the increasing number of children for some time. Thanks to some donations we were able to buy a piece of land in Kamuli which is roughly a two-hours drive away from Jinja. There are several reasons why we bought a piece of land that far away. It was not only the prize, but also the Sonrise Ministries founders’ vision to help people not only within but also outside of their own organisation. The extensive project envisages the construction of several buildings like a number of residential buildings for the children and staff, some school buildings, water wells, sanitary facilities, solar collectors, offices, a cafeteria, a hospital, a library, a guest house, a farm and many more. The project will be realised according to the incoming amount of donations. It will alsoWeiterlesen / Continue reading
Until 2017, the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls was situated in a rented building which doesn’t have provided enough room for the increasing number of girls for quite some time. Thanks to some donations we were able to buy a piece of land in Wakikoola which is only a few minutes away from Jinja. With this project the founders of Sonrise Ministries also want to help people who don’t belong to their organisation. The extensive project envisages the construction of several buildings like two residential buildings, one for the girls and one for the staff, a school, one water well, sanitary facilities, solar collectors, a defensive wall, a cafeteria, a small hospital and many more. The project will be realised according to the incoming amount of donations. It will also benefit the surrounding community which currently lacks a school, a hospital and only offers a few jobs nearby. TheWeiterlesen / Continue reading
Capital city: Kampala System of government: Republic Area: 241,551 km² Population: 34.9 millions The aim of Sonrise Ministries in Uganda is to provide a safe home for orphaned and abused children in which they can grow up physically, psychologically and emotionally cared for. The organisation consists of five different departments. On the one hand there are the following three different homes. First the Sonrise Baby’s Home currently taking care for 40 babies at the age of 0 to 4 years. Second the Sonrise Children’s Home currently taking care for 67 children from the age of 4 and third the Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls with currently 34 girls aged 4 to 20. On the other hand there is also the Sonrise Children’s Choir consisting of children from all three homes, children from the local community as well as the Sonrise parish itself. Reasons for being in an orphanage areWeiterlesen / Continue reading