As we come to the end of our work in Uganda, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us over the years in sponsoring young people in education and training. We thought that you might like to know what has happened to some of the students we first sponsored over ten years ago. We are proud to say that they have qualified as: a vet, two medical clinical officers, 14 nurses, 9 teachers, an accountant, an electrical engineer, a mechanical engineer, a Catholic priest ( and one in training), a scientist in the Ministry of Fisheries, 2 builders, 2 catering officers, 2 secretaries, a driver, a travel agent and a computer technician. There are many others with whom we have lost touch and do not know what happened to them after they left school, including six blind children. Well done to all of you (and to them)!
Two of the medics, Richard and his partner Salaama, who were both in Gill’s first form when we first went to Kamuli, have plans to start a clinic in their home village. Salaama is a Muslim and would have been forced to leave school at 15 to be married, if it wasn’t for your sponsorship.
The beehive enterprise to help AIDS orphans is continuing successfully and is helping an ever increasing number of children (over a hundred now). We hope to stay involved with this project.
Tim and Gill Jenkinson, 2013