This week we’ve been focusing on our favorite moments from our Education program in 2016. The end of 2016 brought many new developments and initiatives, and today we want to share them with you!
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As we bring you highlights from the final months of 2016, we want you to know that your love and support has made it possible for children in three different countries to feel better, smile more, and dare to hope for their futures.
Time really flies! The first school term has ended at our Believe in Me school – Kabale, run in partnership with Childcare Uganda, and this past week, some of the children received awards. We feel a bit like proud parents, so please allow us to sing the praises of some of these wonderful kids.
Little Randi won an award for being one of the smartest in school. Randi, who is nearly four years old, is one of the orphaned children in the village. Read more.
Have you ever heard of posho? We sure hadn’t until we first became involved with helping children in Uganda. We now know that posho is the #1 staple of a Ugandan diet. Posho is ground maize, or corn, mixed with water until it forms a huge block that can be cut into pieces that then can be easily picked up to eat.
Posho fills up tummies, but on its own it does not have a lot of nutritional value. For children in the village where our Believe in Me Kabale school is located, posho is often their primary food. Read more.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
When we visited Karukoba Village in Uganda in August, we were alarmed by how underweight some of the children were. Many of these children get just one meal per day which often consists of beans and posho, or cornmeal. Surely this was an area in which our Nutrition program could make a difference.
We decided to implement a program that would not only give the children the food that they need but also be sustainable — in other words, a program that would give the villagers the tools to feed themselves down the road. Read more.
As I imagine is the case with many of you who support Love Without Boundaries, I first became aware of LWB when we adopted my youngest daughter from China. They helped to fund her heart surgery while she was a baby in China, and once we brought her home, they provided us with priceless pictures of her.
I wanted to give back to this organization who had given so much to us, and so I have been a volunteer with LWB’s Education program for the past couple years, helping administer the Believe in Me schools. Read more.
Have you ever heard a story so tragic that it’s hard to take it all in, to really conceive of all that you have heard? That’s how we felt when we first learned of Brycen.
Brycen is a teenage boy living in a small village in Uganda. One of our team members met Brycen by chance when she was interviewing prospective students for a new school project we are beginning in partnership with Childcare Uganda. Read more.
Twenty-year-old Mae is a world changer.
We met this wonderful young woman last month during our visit to Cambodia. Although Mae’s life is very challenging, she dreams of attending university next year and becoming a policewoman or social worker. Many times she has felt overwhelmed with the difficulties in her life and has wanted to quit school.
We have a special announcement to make about the birth of the newest member of the LWB family in Uganda! As you might remember, when our CEO Amy Eldridge was in Uganda, she helped purchase a female cow for the village we are helping near Kabale. We were thrilled that the cow we bought was pregnant, and this past week we received this joyous letter from Innocent, the man with whom we are working to improve the lives of children in Karukoba village: