The activities that cut across this quarter in Acanga, Obule – Ajet, and Ngariam Corner CarePoints, include teaching children the Word of God, home visitation, feeding at the CarePoints, community project activities under Thomas Cox and harvesting millet, groundnuts, planting sorghum, cassava, and sweet potatoes.
Children come to the CarePoint from Monday to Saturday during school days. Monday to Friday is for only feeding, and then they go back to their respective schools, for afternoon lessons. Children from primary one to primary two go to their respective homes after meals. On Saturday all children come to the CarePoint for discipleship and teachings. During holidays children come to the centre on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for discipleship and teachings. The children were mainly fed on rice beans, meat, and posho, at the CarePoint.
With sincere hearts, we really appreciate all the members of Westmoore Community Church for the continued support they have extended to this part of the world, more so for the good of these little ones (children). It is evident that these children are not the same in terms of health, morals, and understanding the word of God. Below are the activity pictures of three CarePoints.
|Updates on lessons and skills|
The lessons children were taught in Acanga, Obule – Ajet, and Ngariam CarePoints this quarter include:
The life story of Moses
The children were able to learn the following lessons:
The promise of Abraham
The story Jesus
The blessings of Obedience
The Disciples of Jesus
Under personal hygiene, the children were taught that for one to considered clean and healthy, one must be conscious to brush his/her teeth in the morning, bathe regularly, wash hands after using pit latrine, and before eating, wash clothes regularly, maintain the hair, and make sure that, the beddings are also clean.
Children were able to learn that, HIV/AIDS still does not have cure. Under HIV/AIDS, the children taught different ways under which the HIV virus is transmitted from one person to another. Children were encouraged to help and show love to the HIV/AIDS infected and affected people.
The children have just reported back to school on 05th September 2011, after short holiday of three weeks, which ended on 04th September 2011. While at home the children were of great help to their guardians with domestic work, such as; washing dishes, cooking, fetching water, and collecting firewood, taking care of the animals, and garden work. During the quarter, the following children were visited at their homes in Ngariam CarePoint:
|Community development project|
Ngariam was highly blessed this quarter to have one caring, kind and compassionate sponsor (Thomas Cox from Oklohoma - USA) initiating acommunity development pilot project in direct partnership with Children’s HopeChest-Uganda. The project started its activities in Ngariam CarePoint from Mid-June, 2011.
This is a timely intervention because Ngariam communities are friendly and have vast portions of cultivable land that is relatively fertile for cultivation. The school management communities where Children’s HopeChest CarePoints are established have offered free available land to the project for its activities. There are also many energetic youths who are readily available for project work when empowered. The project main objective is to enable these communities realize their strength on work, and ensure sustainability in food security.
This project is implemented in partnership with Communinities of Ngariam corner, Obuleajet and Acanga CarePoints respectively. These communities border with the Karamojong and perpetually suffer from insecurity as a result of constant Karamojong raids. This state of affairs has left almost all households here very poor, sick and hopeless. Long dry spells, with short erratic rains and low capacity to produce food has resulted in perpetual food shortages, poor meals among families, malnutrition year in year out. The project will focus on children, orphans, widows, and patients of HIV/AIDS as well as Tuberculosis.
The core objective activitiese of the project
Progress of the project
Since start of the project in mid-June to August 2011, the following activities and output were implemented and achieved.
|Messages from the children|
After interacting with the children they had the following to say in brief:
Acanga, Obule – Ajet, and Ngariam Corner CarePoints did not receive any Visiting team apart from the HopeChest Uganda staff who carry out their routine support visit to all CarePoints
|Work in progress|
In all above CarePoints, the following projects are not complete: Pit – latrines, and main halls.
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