Celebrating Christmas With Children Of Incarcerated Parents

The festive season is here and at Wells of Hope, Christmas always comes early because by 25th December, most of the children will have gone back home for the long Christmas break. Every year, we hold a Christmas party for the children. This year’s party was held on 24th November. During the celebrations, the children expressed immense joy and happiness.

We were privileged to host Mondo Kyateka, the Commissioner Youth and Children Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development who graced the occasion; he was the Guest of Honor.

Wells of Hope children and staff welcoming Mondo Kyateka at Wells of Hope Junior School

In his speech, Mondo cautioned parents to take full responsibility for their children.

Mondo Kyateka sharing about taking full responsibility of children

He commended Wells of Hope for the care and support rendered to children with imprisoned parents. Read more

During the celebrations, the children happily presented Christmas carols and a skit about Christmas.

Wells of Hope children presenting a Christmas carol
Mondo Kyateka cutting the Christmas cake with Wells of Hope children and staff

Together with the visitors, the children shared a lovely meal; and later received Christmas gifts. “I am glad that I got a Christmas gift; at home, we don’t celebrate Christmas.”


Ellen Eva Ssuubi, Wells of Hope Executive Director handing over a gift to Allan

13 children graduated from kindergarten to primary. Dressed in graduation gowns and caps, the children were differentiated from their friends; they expressed joy and happiness during the graduation ceremony. The graduands were awarded certificates as a way of congratulating them upon completing kindergarten level.

Ellen Eva Ssuubi handing Rebecca, 6 years her certificate. Behind Rebecca are her siblings Rose (L) and Sarah (R). Extreme Left is Charles Ssenoga, Wells of Hope High School head teacher and extreme right is Charles Ocoper, Wells of Hope Junior School head teacher

We thank Partners in Hope USA and all our sponsors for their generosity; and for their care and support in bringing hope and joy to the children with imprisoned parents.

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