As of August 11, 2014, there have been no reported cases of Ebola in the Upper Banta chiefdom of Sierra Leone where COTN serves. However, the virus continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Our in-country staff are implementing precautions in order to prepare and protect the children to the best of their ability in case it does spread to our area.
It was Christmas when 5-year-old Jonnathan and his two brothers disappeared. Their mother had taken them to her family home in another village for the holiday. But when the time came for the children to return to COTN's school, they were nowhere to be found.
To begin with, I think God blessed me with a strong sense of empathy. I have always been interested in the lives that other people live all around the world. Because of that, there was only one career that I ever wanted, and that was nursing. It was the obvious choice. Taking care of people is simply instinctive for me.
Did you know that COTN has a baseball training program in the Dominican Republic? The vision of our I Love Baseball® (ILB) program is to give Dominican youth a place where they can pursue their dream of playing professional baseball while also getting an education, living a balanced life socially, building strong moral character, and growing mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Making kabalagala—banana pancakes—is a fun way to explore the culture of Uganda. These little pancakes (called kabs for short) taste kind of like fried plantains and are very yummy. They’ll make a great side dish for your dinner—and they're gluten free!