When the women are released from prison, the main thing they want is to reunite with their families and most especially their children. They as thus would want to settle in with them and re-live… More
It was a glorious day today as we hosted a celebrated Gospel Singer Florence Rukundo who inspired the girls especially Rose and Angel who are upcoming gospel singers. We also celebrated the birth days of two of the girls and also commenced birthday celebrations for Florence herself. It was all fun in the house. The cake was made by the girls themselves.
Florence encouraged the girls to remain focused, to work hard and to accentuate the positive and to believe in God and to believe in their potential to excel. She also provided advice on the songs the girls have written. She promised to mentor them!
Today, Ellen Eva, Wells of Hope team leader and Apostle Sunday Kafeero, Wells of Hope volunteer have delivered 6 bags of high protein nutritious porridge and I bag of silver fish to more than 500 inmates living with HIV & AIDS at Upper prison Luzira.
The supplements were received by the Senior Welfare Officer, Upper Prison who has on behalf of Uganda Prisons Service and the inmates appreciated Wells of Hope and all our partners who are keeping the inmates living with HIV with hope of living even during this difficult time of COVID – 19 when they’re not getting any visitors.
According to the reports from prison, the number of inmates living with HIV is increasing and the inmates are not receiving any visitors at the moment.
Any kind of support is very appreciated; you can send your contribution to 0780530619.
COVID-19 has come with unprecedented effects with the Education sector being one of the most affected. Children with parents in prison have been greatly affected because most families cannot afford to buy newspapers, radios or TVs to continue their studies.
On June 18th, we started making video lessons for the Education Support program. Teachers from Wells of Hope Junior School and Wells of Hope High School started recording lessons in addition to the education material they are compiling and delivering to the children who went back home. The videos are for children at Wells of Hope because they have no homes to go back to.
The teaching staff is working tirelessly to help children access continued education; our urgent needs are food, computers, DVD players, stationery (like books, pens, chalk), transport facilitation (for the teachers) to move to the studio to make recordings, among other basic needs; any kind of support given is highly appreciated.
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Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the directive on school closure left Wells of Hope children, caregivers and parents in prison in total dilemma. We are grateful to Wells of Hope Uganda and all our sponsors who have reached out to us during this time.
Wells of Hope Kenya volunteers are working tirelessly to counter social economic challenges affecting families of inmates with key focus being children with parents in prison.
We are glad to report that Families and children under the care of Wells of Hope Kenya have received food supplies, clothing, and transportation to medical appointments, mosquito nets, learning materials for homeschooling, Hygiene supplies, face masks, and COVID-19 awareness training sessions. The children and their caregivers were extremely happy after receiving the supplies.
Mercy 8 years is one of the children who were visited on June 16th. Her family stays in Port Victoria Busia that is adversely affected by floods. Mercy and her siblings are staying with their grandmother Eunice after they were displaced by floods; their home, crops, and animals were swept away leaving them with nothing. Since Mercy joined the Wells of Hope Education Support program, her grandmother has seen great potential in Mercy. She’s extremely happy that Mercy is now active, very interactive, responsible and very hopeful despite the floods and Covid-19 challenges. She said that Mercy is always leading the entire family in prayers and short worship songs. Mercy’s positive behavioral change has attracted many children from the neighborhoods who always join her to listen to her narrations and reminisces of her best experiences during her days in school like the Annual Camp. With the recent supply of food, learning materials, malaria drugs and hygiene bags, Mercy’s hope has been restored as well as her family’s.
On June, 17th our team visited more families of children with parents in prison; Baraka 10 years was one of the children whose families were visited. The team delivered food donations, face masks, sanitizers, and learning materials. Before the closure of schools, Barak’s performance was good and we are happy that learning materials will keep him occupied and continue his studies. We are glad that his sister who’s in grade 8 is helping him improve his areas of weakness. He was very excited after receiving the supplies which were delivered by the Wells of Hope team.
Many of the families that we visited in the community recall the happy moments of 2019 especially when Camp David of the Ozarks visited! The children’s lives have positively changed! Caregivers are extremely grateful to Wells of Hope for the support being rendered to them.
Today, we started teaching our grown teenage girls culinary skills! During their very first lesson, they learnt how to make cookies! It’s a journey that we have started to teach young girls and some boys self sustaining skills so that they can become job creators! We need funds to buy an oven, and other cooking utensils.
Usually during the 3 school breaks, the children go back home for those who have homes to go to and sometimes they get issues like early pregnancies and face all kinds of abuse; so we want to keep them around during 2 school breaks, so that they use that time to learn trade skills and will only go home at the end of the year. At the end of their stay at Wells of Hope, we hope they should not only graduate with a national certificate but also a trade skill like hair dressing, cookery, tailoring, Engineering and agricultural skills. The 5 girls who are attending this course are going to be trainers. They will learn also how to make cakes, do snacks and cook regular party food! Besides, they are being mentored and taught entrepreneurial skills and motivated to believe that they can achieve and be what God wants them to be.