Dr livingstone I presume! The view of Lake Victoria. Winston Churchill described Uganda as ‘the Pearl of Africa’ he wasn’t wrong, 24-28 degrees 12 months a year with adequate rainfall, three harvests a year of many food crops, yet it remains grindingly poor.
Adrian & Rachel Buckley have returned to Uganda to see the orphanage the ABC Trust built in 2013 and planning is well underway for the building of the new school.
The kids at Kyasira looking much happier and healthier than on our last visit. The hens now ensure ensure that each child gets at least four eggs per week, the cows we supplied ensure that they eat porridge made with milk daily, all the roosters are slaughtered to provide meat along with pork from the revamped piggery. We are so pleased with the progress but much remains to be done!
Thando was such a cheeky lovely little chap, the youngest kid at the orphanage, we asked about his circumstances and were told that he arrived with his older brother Tom. His dad was killed in a motorcycle accident and his mother is ill with HIV. Sadly Tom has HIV but cheeky Thando is healthy and infection free.
We will be documenting the trip in the coming weeks.
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We are proud to announce the opening of the Kyasira Home of Hope orphanage on Monday 18th February.
Adrian buckley along with his family opened the orphanage with His Grace Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala (pictured).
Kyasira Home of Hope Orphanage
A special mention to Mr Kalanda the building contractor who has built a wonderful new home for the children.
More photographs can be found in the Gallery of this website HERE
The ABCtrust has been very busy this year continuing to support our first project in Uganda, the Kyasira Home of Hope orphanage.
Since the opening in February 2013, Adrian returned to Africa to ensure that orphanage has the continued support and infrastructure in place to protect and educate the children.
A new external kitchen was built to assist with the growing number of children attending the orphanage.
We hope that Kyasira Home of Hope will become almost self sufficient. Funds were made available to purchase livestock such as chicken and cows.
New sheds were built to contain the animals. The children and Sisters are rapidly becoming excellent farmers!
More images here –
As well as the cow shed, the chickens were given a new home.
We are all extremely proud of the Sisters and especially the children who are happy, healthy, and being taught new skills both in the school and outside of the orphanage.
Finally, a quick hello from the children…
We are delighted to report further rapid progress in the construction phase of the new Kyasira Orphanage.
As you can see in the pictures below the entire foundations have been completed and the outer wall is now four feet high!
Reports from Kyasira from Sister Gemma are overwhelmingly positive. Mr Kalanda Managing Director of Kwewayo Contractors has ensured construction is progressed as rapidly as possible without any interruption to the Sisters or children currently resident in the old buildings.
We are hoping to see the new orphanage completed and occupied before Christmas 2012.
We are very grateful to Mr Kalanda and his entire team of builders for the first class job that they are doing! Well done Kwewayo Contractors..
Best wishes from Adrian