Uganda

The Schoolgirl Under the Tree: Vicky's Story

It’s the middle of the day in the village of Anai-Okii, Uganda, and you notice something peculiar. School is in session, so all the kids are in class except for the ones who can’t afford tuition. Dressed in rags, they sit by the side of the road and stare at you with empty eyes. But that’s not the strange part. 

Lifted Out of Danger: Janet's Story

You can learn a lot about a child from her favorite Bible story. Janet's is the story of Moses being rescued from the water. 

Have You Washed Your Hands Today?

A few days ago, I took care of some very sick little kids for a friend. I can't count the number of times I washed my hands. But each time I did, a wave of relief came over me. "I'm not going to get this nasty bug," I breathed, relieved. 

Thanks to You, Thirty-two Students Graduate in Uganda

On December 1, 2012, thirty-two of our youngest students in Uganda graduated from nursery school. It's because of your care that they have the incredible head start of early childhood education. With your continued support, they will continue on to primary school, and one day, they will begin secondary school and may even go on to university. This first step is a big accomplishment in this country.

Next Stop for Janet: High School

This month, Janet will graduate from seventh grade and prepare to begin secondary school.  If you asked her five years ago if she could ever imagine graduating, Janet would have shaken her head in disbelief.  Her main focus back then was finding one meal each day.  She had no time or energy to dream about her goals—and graduating from primary school seemed nearly impossible.  

My Sense of Humanity is Back, Because of You: Robbin's Story

Human is the last word you would use to describe the wreckage of family and community in which Robbin grew up.  He was born in Barlonyo, an Internally Displaced Persons camp in northern Uganda, supposedly a safe haven from northern Uganda's worst terrorists: the Lord's Resistance Army.  

Small Nets Make Big Differences

You've probably heard the saying, "If you don't think small things can make a big difference, try spending the night with a mosquito in the room."

Uganda

Country Overview

History

Uganda “the Pearl of Africa,” boasting some of the best scenery in Africa, is composed of lakes, rivers, mountains, and semi-arid lands. It is home to Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake and chief source of the Nile River.

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