2018 Was a Busy Year for our Sister Parish Ministry
- We shipped an x-ray machine, medical supplies, hospital linens, children’s books and vegetable seeds
- We installed two rainwater storage systems at a secondary school
- Two vocational students completed their courses
- One student began medical school
- We assisted with teacher salaries at a primary school
- 100 girls and post-partum mothers received reuseable feminine hygiene kits
- We paid off the health center’s debt with their medical supplier (hospital beds) and repaired a centrifuge
- The two parish priests received new laptops and two of our vocational students and the In-Charge at the Health Centre received used laptops
- And a boy with AIDS has lived another year
1. We shipped an x-ray machine, medical supplies, hospital linens, children's books and vegetable seeds.
In January 2018, we partnered with Children of the Nations and Denny Wilford Foundation, two local non-profit organizations working in Uganda, to send an ocean freight container to Uganda. Through the generosity of parishioners and others and with in-kind donations received from generosity of Providence St. Joseph Global Partnerships, Harrison Hospital, Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Home Depot, and others, we were able to send an x-ray machine, hospital linens, medical supplies, a wheelchair, children’s books, and vegetable seeds to our brothers and sisters in Uganda.
The container arrived in Uganda in March 2018, did not clear customs until mid-June, and delivery was made later in the month.
It doesn’t get better than this – through the gift of a wheelchair donated by a parishioner, we were able to lift up our sister. We were later able to raise enough money to buy her a bed, mattress, sheets, blanket, bed net, and solar lantern. Rachael hopes to start a small piggery so that she will be able to support herself.
2. Giving Drink to the Thirsty
We are approaching rainy season in Uganda and soon these water tanks will be overflowing.
3. Two vocational students completed their courses
4. One Student Began Medical School
5. We assisted with teacher salaries at a primary school
Several parishioners and others make monthly contributions for primary students attending St. Elizabeth Nursery and Primary School. This money is used to pay teacher salaries, which helps keep the school open, benefiting not only the individual students being sponsored, but the entire community.
“My main emphasis has been solving the education challenge because it’s the root cause of most of the problems.” – Evelyne Ninsiima, Director of St. Elizabeth Nursery and Primary School, Bushure, Uganda
6. Reusable feminine hygiene kits were delivered
100 girls and postpartum mothers received reusable feminine hygiene kits thanks to our Sew n’ Sews group who lovingly made them and the donors who donated the items necessary to make the kits.
7. We paid off the health center's debt with their medical supplier (hospital beds) and repaired a centrifuge
8. We Delivered New & Used Laptops
The two parish priests received new laptops and two of our vocational students and the In-Charge at the Health Centre received used laptops.