On 29thMay and 2nd June,2020 Wells of Hope was privileged to reach out to 11 families under its care, the participants included the Founder Francis Ssuubi; Marjorie Lunkuse, the Deputy Executive Director; Charles Ocoper, Wells of Hope Junior School Deputy Head teacher and Charles Ssenoga, Wells of Hope High School Head teacher.
The children visited included those staying in the city centre and central. During the visits the team took educational materials and food parcels that included 10kgs of Maize Flour, 2 litres of cooking Oil, Two bars of white star soap, tooth paste, 2kgs of Rice and 2 Kgs of Sugar.
In all the families visited, the team had a meeting with the children and their guardians where different issues were tackled such as children’s discipline and how far they had gone with studying from home.
Below were some of the observations made by the team:
- Most children are unable to access any means of studying (newspapers, radios or TVs) because their caregivers are struggling to put food on the table.
- Some children had made time tables for their personal reading and the guardians were excited to inform us that they are following them.
- On interaction with the caregivers, most of them had a common challenge of providing food for children as that is the basic of life.
Here below are some of the highlights of the visit;
Pascal’s family of 5 was overwhelmed with the support, they couldn’t hide their joy; Pascal said,“Honestly I don’t know how I was going to go through this new month. Yesterday we gathered and prayed as a family and little did I know God was going to provide.”
Deborah mother to Joel 15 years said, “We were blocked from working coming to three months; at times we have one meal a day or go without food. Thank you so much Wells of Hope for the support.”
Tendo and Faith’s uncle said he is leading a family of 10 people and most of them are children. With his hands on the head he lamented, “Life is difficult, life is difficult!” He added, “At least I used to go to town and hassle but now I can’t. Look at how malnourished all my kids are, but when is this going to end?”