Once again, l bring greetings from our big Lulwanda family. It’s yet another beautiful month that we got to experience the hand of God, despite our concerns in the previous month. We are continuing to grow stronger as we continue to see His wonderful mighty hand full of love and mercies upon our children and even more new developments at the home. Who can say no when the Lord says yes! Allow me take you through the activities of the month.
All our children are doing well despite an increased rate of malaria cases among the children in Uganda right now. As usual cases of malaria have been tested and treated very well by the house mothers.
During the previous health inspection of June by the government officials, the health inspector identified the breeding areas for mosquitos which bring malaria. The team recommended indoor fumigation (which was done immediately) and our septic tank (which was the main source of breeding mosquitos) was fumigated and covered well. Next month the team will be visiting to examine the food handlers.
The social workers also administered a general pregnancy test for our Tendo girls under the support of medical personnel from Joy Hospice, one of our partner health facilities. Thank God all results for our girls turned out negative. This helps in planning as they will be soon join the University.
We were blessed with a team of missionaries from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, of 36 people (mostly youth plus several adults) who had a great time with the children and staff at Lulwanda. The team carried out activities in and around Lulwanda community. They helped with packaging scholastic materials for the Good Neighbor Program. The team spent a lovely moment with the good neighbor children who were hosted at Lulwanda for a full day full of fun. The good neighbor children were so excited to receive the gifts from the team as this will in turn enable them to participate fully in school. The team visited Busiu Secondary School and shared the word of God with the children and staff members. They also carried out hut-to-hut evangelism in the neighboring communities of Lulwanda. They played games, danced and focused on VBS with the children. The last day of departure the Lulwanda children entertained the team as a way of thanking them. It was an emotional day when the team was leaving because the children still wanted their presence.
Secondary School Visitation
July 6th was a day for school visitation for our secondary school children. This time round it was the visitation for 3 secondary schools attended by our children. At the same time it was the day for the traditional wedding Introduction Ceremony (similar to an engagement ceremony) for the Lulwanda Accountant Rachael Nambuya. It was a busy day as we had to divide ourselves among the three schools (Rainbow High School, Tororo Girls and St. Peter’s College Tororo). At the time we came back from the school visitation, it was too late to catch up with Rachael’s introduction fully. Never the less we rushed and watched the last bits of the event. We thank the Lord that we were able to visit our children and encourage them to work hard for better grades but also be able to witness Rachael’s introduction ceremony.
REPORT OF CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL 2019
|1||Anthony Wojjambuka||Arapai Agricultural college||Certificate in General Agriculture||2yrs|
|2||Ivan Musambaki||Mbale school of Nursing||Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery||2yrs|
|3||Denis Wambele||Mbale polytechnic vocational insitute||Certificate in Electrical installation||2yrs|
|4||Sarah Nasike||UCU-Mbale||Certificate in child Development and children Ministry||2yrs|
|5||Mike Wangota||Miken Vocational Insitute||Commercial Art and Design||1yrs|
|6||Racheal Nandudu||Miken Vocational Insitute||Tailoring||1yrs|
|7||Patience Komugisha||Miken Vocational Insitute||Commercial Art and Design||1yrs|
|8||Betty Namutosi||Miken Vocational Insitute||Hair dressing||1/2yrs|
Children Excelling At School
We wish to recognize the following Lulwanda children for working hard and showing excellent school results.
John Mutsoshi is doing well at School and he is a child with clear objectives and vision. He is very interested in politics and has great concern about whatever takes place in the community. Currently he is at St. Mary’s Lugazi in senior five and working very hard to score the best grades, in order to attend university on a government scholarship. He campaigned to be a court prosecutor at school and was elected with majority votes. John’s ambition is to become a lawyer and help the less privileged people with legal advice. Remember at O level he was elected as the head class captain in the entire school. Class captains monitor the effective teaching and learning of teachers and students in class and later report to the Headteacher. We can see leadership skills being exhibited by this young man. Let us pray that all be well as he pursues his dreams.
Gift Naluboka, like Maliza Mutenyo before her, hopes to attend university on a government scholarship. She is very brilliant and outspoken girl. She is a very active member of debating club in addition to music, dance and drama. Since she joined secondary school, she has only scored Division one in all terms. Remember at one time she received the school bursary and Lulwanda rewarded her with the full scholarship for that very term. This has motivated other Lulwanda children to work hard.
Norah Masai has continued to shine at school despite the change of study environment from Tororo Girls to Rainbow High School. She has been identified by the School administration and the teachers as a brilliant girl. At Rainbow High School, she is the leader of our children and has much concern for her brothers and sisters when they are not feeling well. She is very good at debates and this has earned her a certificate of recognition by the National council of the debating club. This was the time when she was picked from the many students to represent her school at a national debate on environmental issues hosted at the parliament of Uganda.
Davis Namonye is another child who is above average with an average mark of 64% but very disciplined. He has a positive attitude in whatever he does and he loves to participate in games with the friends during leisure time. Teachers at School are very proud of Davis and he holds a lot of influence in the peer group.
We are planning to reintegrate some of our older children back with their clan or relatives by the end of this year. Social workers have visited the clan members of the children and assessed the economic, housing, health, recreation facilities and other conditions of the respective families. This helps in the planning for the child who is due for reintegration. The following are the children whose homes were assessed. Ivan Butali, Andrew Masiga, Phoebe Nambozo, Donah Nadunga, Gift Naluboka, Sandra Namakoye, Mary Namubi, Fatuma Sarah Namubya, Wycliff Seddu and Zacharia Leka and Willy Wamono. Reports are being prepared for submission to the Leadership Team and the members of the Child Panel which is to meet and make decisions by the August 2019.
I wish to thank all of you for the love, care and support that you are rendering to Lulwanda children. This makes our children to be special, blessed and chosen among the many children in the world. In our daily expression of appreciation, we are mainly left with only one word and that is thank you very much and be blessed.
Lulwanda children’s Home