“…the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor….”

Inmates are at the heart of what we do. Reaching out to them through Bible Studies and Fellowships transforms them; their hope for a better future is restored. We’re able to do this through volunteers, ladies and gentlemen from various churches. Annually, we hold a training for volunteers to inform and guide them about the Prison Ministry. On January 29th, 7 volunteers showed up for the training. 

Ellen Eva Ssuubi, Wells of Hope’s Executive Director shared with the participants about how the organization was founded, its overview and it’s interventions. She encouraged the participants to exercise their calling (say reaching out to the needy, teaching the word of God). She urged them to reach out to inmates with love.

Ellen Eva K. Ssuubi sharing about Wells of Hope Overview with the Prison Volunteers

She added that Prison Ministry was started basing on the Bible; Isaiah 61:1 (The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners) and Matthew 25:35-36 (For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.)

Jacqueline Nakinda, Wells of Hope’s Admin/Finance Assistant facilitating about prison DOs and DONTs

Pr Mark Kato, Wells of Hope Scripture Union leader shared the importance of exercising God’s calling. He said that it’s an act of obedience to God. 

The participants were excited to learn about Wells of Hope and most especially the Prison Ministry.
We’re truly grateful to all the participants and their churches for responding to this cause of reaching out to inmates.

Discipline, Academic Excellence For Greater Horizons

Annually, staff at Wells of Hope Junior School and Wells of Hope High School are engaged in a 2-day workshop aimed at empowering and equipping them with more skills as they carry out their tasks. This time around, the capacity building was held from January 24th to 25th, with the theme; Discipline, Academic Excellence for Greater Horizons.

Mr Ssenoga Charles, Wells of Hope High School head teacher facilitated about Effectiveness to Better Performance where he encouraged the rest of the team to always be exemplary to the children

Charles Senoga facilitating about Effectiveness to better performance

Mr Kayiwa Harounah from Buloba Teachers Primary College facilitated about discipline. He reminded staff that punishments are meant for reformation not deformation.

Mr Kayiwa Harounah from Buloba Teachers Primary College facilitating about Discipline

He encouraged the staff to promote positive attitude against negative attitude within learners; soft, hard, life and organisational skills. “We cannot run after children when we ourselves are not organised,” he said. “You cannot be a good disciplinarian if you’re not a decent deliverer,” he added. He noted that not everything is inborn; he added by saying that staff ought to work on a child’s head, hands, heart (the way they think), the child’s unseen values and practical skills.

Ellen Eva K. Ssuubi, the Executive Director facilitated about the Organization overview. She has encouraged the team to acknowledge godly ways as they carry out their tasks; she’s encouraged the team to be more compassionate.

Ellen Eva K. Ssuubi sharing Wells of Hope overview with the staff

Stephen Tukahirwa, Wells of Hope Junior School head teacher facilitated about Teachers Code of Conduct. He encouraged the team to be exemplary as they relate with learners (children); he added that children learn faster by what they see others doing.

Stephen Tukahirwa, Wells of Hope Junior School head teacher facilitating about Teachers Code of Conduct

The staff were also engaged in a very interactive session about communication. They were encouraged to embrace reporting as a way of keeping the public updated of what the schools are up to. The team expressed enthusiasm to use all the communication platforms in their reach to inform the public about the schools.

On 25th, the staff were engaged in sessions about Time Management and Disciplines of Execution; which were facilitated by Purpose Uganda led by Richard Egesa.

Richard defined Time Management as the effective use of time. He encouraged staff to avoid procrastination as they carry on their tasks; “Our lives are our responsibility. The commitments we have were either created or allowed by us. You are powerful enough to decide what you will do or won’t do with your time,” he said.

Richard Egesa from Purpose Uganda facilitating about Time Management
Group work; staff sharing about Procrastination during the group session

He shared four disciplines of execution which included;

  • Focus on the Wildly Important Goals (WIG)
  • Act on the lead measures
  • Keep compelling players score boards 
  • WIG sessions and WIG hurdles
Teams demonstrating Creativity