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Northern Ireland Students Help Rebuild Lives of Congo’s Child Soldiers

Two postgraduate students from Queen’s University, Belfast, have completed the first phase of a pioneering trip to assist in the treatment of psychological distress among child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo...


Ugandan children work with community leaders to end violence in schools

By Ijuka Agnes Barongo and Jeremy Green ~ KAMPALA, Uganda ~ Emmanuel, 17, from Masindi District, Uganda, sits contemplatively near a window, with an expression of quiet determination on his face. Bathed in the golden light spil...



On a Mission ~ Oregon couple founded Uganda orphanage

On her first night in the land that would become her new home, Carol Higgins wrapped herself in a mosquito net and cried. A rain that would pound the earth for months was pouring down, turning dirt to gooey mud. The house had n...



Habitat Uganda representative makes Thank-You stop in Midland

By Audrie Palmer, Midland Reporter-Telegram ~ For the last 11 years, Midland Habitat for Humanity has partnered with a sister office in Africa, and on Tuesday, volunteers and staff got to meet one of the representatives from th...


Jay Duncan is Using Ugandan and Canadian Wood to make Guitars for Charity

BY CHRISTINA TOTH, THE TIMES | Tuning into Uganda’s needs ~ Luthier combines wood from B.C. & Africa to help make life better for impoverished nation. The light sweet strains of the DuncanAfrica guitar lift off its ha...



Woodbridge’s Erin Morrissey spends a special time in Uganda this summer

By Hugh Rist | For the News & Messenger ~ At a time of economic uncertainty in America, it took a humanitarian trip to Uganda to show Woodbridge senior volleyball player Erin Morrissey how truly rich she is. When a family ...



UK Couple Quit Jobs and travel to Uganda to support a community in need

By Vicky Angear ~ Round-the-world mercy mission | A CARING couple from Nailsea are giving up their lives in England to travel round the world helping people in need. Mark Walters, aged 22, has quit his job as a senior keeper fo...


Water For People’s CEO to Climb Mt. Stanley in Uganda to Raise Awareness for Water Sustainability

Water For People’s Chief Executive Officer to Climb Mt. Stanley in Uganda to Raise Awareness for Water and Sanitation Development and Sustainability. The Climb will Launch Water For People’s Everyone Campaign Denver, CO (P...



Abbotsford Woman to teach Ugandan Orphaned kids and Former Child Soldiers

By Neil Corbett – Abbotsford News, CANADA ~ An Abbotsford educator recently left for Uganda, where she will teach former child soldiers and children who have been orphaned by war. Amy Schmidt was already in Uganda last Ju...


Ugandan Book Review ~ “A School For My Village” by Jackson Kaguri

By Michael Kirkpatrick ~ “A School For My Village” is an inspiring story of how one person can really make a difference in the world. Jackson Kaguri overcame tremendous odds to help the orphans in his village in Uga...



USA ~ Vista teen, Catherine Mitchell, helps struggling Ugandan families

By Christina Macone-Greene, SAN DIEGO ~ When 15-year-old Catherine Mitchell flew to Uganda for a family trip a couple of years ago she witnessed poverty and sickness. A Guajome Park Academy student from Vista, Catherine tossed ...



Horn of Africa Crisis ~ TAF Appeal Letter for the Somali Drought

By Hibe Kalfan, TAF ~  Over the past few weeks an emergency has unfolded on the Horn of Africa. Facing the worst drought in over 60 years, the people of Somalia are experiencing massive crop and livestock failures, rapidly dim...


In Uganda, American Katie Davis Becomes Foster Mom To 13 Girls

By BONNIE ALLEN, NPR ~ Four years ago, Katie Davis was homecoming queen at her high school in Brentwood, Tenn. She had a yellow convertible and planned to study nursing in college. But those plans changed just a little. Today, ...



TEXAS ~ Ugandan baby gets second chance at life, thanks to local non-profit

By JADE MINGUS / KVUE News ~ A nine-month-old baby has a new lease on life, thanks to the generous work of an Austin non-profit group. The baby, named Fortune, and his mother, Sylvia Nalwejje, traveled 10,000 miles from Uganda ...



Photographer Gloria Baker Feinstein works to ‘Change the Truth’ in Uganda

By CINDY HOEDEL, The Kansas City Star ~ Photographer Gloria Baker Feinstein of Kansas City founded Change the Truth, a nonprofit organization benefiting the St. Mary Kevin Orphanage outside Kajjansi, Uganda, in 2006. This conve...


Daughter carries on Canadian Dr. Lucille Teasdale’s legacy, seeks support for Ugandan hospital

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press ~ In many ways, Montreal-born surgeon Lucille Teasdale is to Africa what Norman Bethune is to China, yet she is hardly a household name in Canada. Teasdale moved to Uganda in 1961, marrie...



Bluffs native works with nonprofit in Uganda

By Mike Brownlee ~ After working as a social worker in Omaha, Ryan Youtz headed where most twentysomethings looking for a change go: Africa. Kampala, Uganda, to be exact. Youtz, 26, is the program coordinator for Ravens Ministr...


The Watoto Children’s Choir ‘Live’ at Jubilee Christian Church International

By Ronnie Mayanja ~ The Watoto Children’s Choir, founded by Pastors Gary and Marilyn Skinner of Kampala Pentecostal Church [KPC] now Watoto Church, made a stop over in Stoughton, Massachusetts in what was a colorful conce...



Bobi Wine joined hands with MTN Uganda for ’21 Days of Y’ello Care’

KAMPALA, UGANDA ~ Bobi Wine joined hands yesterday with MTN Uganda staff led by Chief Executive Officer Themba Khumalo, to clean up Mulago, Kyebando and Kamwokya areas as part of the ’21 Days of Y’ello Care’. Exciting tho...



CNN HERO NOMINEE ~ Ugandan Recycling USA hotel soap to save lives

By Ebonne Ruffins,  Atlanta (CNN) — That bar of soap you used once or twice during your last hotel stay might now be helping poor children fight disease. Derreck Kayongo and his Atlanta-based Global Soap Project collect ...


The Watoto Children’s Choir performs at Mount Fern United Methodist Church in Randolph

The Watoto Children’s Choir gave a colorful performance of music and dance on April 7 at Mount Fern United Methodist Church in Randolph. The choir, based at Watoto Church in Kampala, Uganda, comprises mostly Ugandan children ...






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