With the orphanage building almost complete we are delighted to report that His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala will officially open the new orphanage on Monday 18th February.
Adrian together with his family including Rachel and their four children are travelling to Kampala to attend the opening ceremony. Liz and Ray Atkins who started the project will also be travelling to Uganda to meet the children and attend the opening.
We are all very excited and are looking forward to meeting His Grace during the opening ceremony.
We will then be discussing any final details that need attending to with Father Leonard , the Sisters at the orphanage and Mr Kalanda the building contractor.
Following the rapid progress on the building front the project remains on target for completion before Christmas this year. Adrian spoke to the Sisters about requirements for the orphanage once the building is completed , it was agreed that the Trust would make additional funds available for the fixtures and fittings such as Curtains, Beds, Bed linen, mosquito nets, new clothes for the children ,new shoes for the children ,a new TV and satellite dish, a new computer to facilitate communication and to provide a learning experience for the children.
Other requirements will be addressed on an ad hoc basis as the project nears completion.
We would like to repeat our thanks to Mr Kalanda and his team at Kwewayo Contractors for the rapid and efficient progress they continue to make.
Kyasira Home of Hope is a Ugandan orphanage located off the Entebbe Road between Kampala and Entebbe. It caters for destitute street children with about 45 living there at present. All welfare, and most health and education in Uganda is provided by religious and faith groups on a charitable basis. Kyasira Home of Hope is run by 4 Religious Sisters from the Order of the Good Samaritan, whose mission is to care for the most needy. They refer to the children as their ‘sons’ and ‘daughters’ and provide a loving environment for them.