From Robert and I, our large and happy family, and on behalf of the many other street children we hope soon to provide a loving home to, thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for your concern and involvement.

Carli and Robert

 

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Life at Abetavu



Everyday fun in our compound

 
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Primary school sponsorship

With a donation of $75 a year, a child's life can be changed permanently. Their self-esteem
raised from the depths of despair and equipped with knowledge that will give them a
fighting chance at the future ahead and end the cycle of illiteracy.

 

Community Hall and Library

We were blessed with the funds to construct a community hall/meeting space. We also
teamed up with Niteo (based in Kelowna, BC) and they provided us with a container full
of books that was made into a beautiful library. This is a huge resource for our village.
From that we run reading groups with the youth and teach novel studies at the local
primary school among other ongoing literacy projects.

 

Children With Special Needs

We have started a day program for children with special needs and a support group for
their parents.

The children are between the ages of 2 and 13 years old and disabilities are Down
Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephaly, Cerebral Malaria and Autism. We also have a
Physiotherapist come once a month where we have up to 25 children attend and each
parent/guardian is counselled and taught how to do exercises with the child at home.
All of the children had never been to a Doctor before, never been clinically diagnosed
before, and never used any special equipment (wheel chair, walker, etc) all because of
poverty. We need continued financial support to maintain this project.

 

Children's Church

With the help of three volunteers from Kampala BibleCollege, we now hold Children's
Church on our land every Sunday from 11:00am -12:30pm. Recently we had about 150
children attend.

 

We Have Pigs!

Thanks to the generosity of friends of the Abetavu Family,we were able to buy 10 piglets.
This is such a great opportunity to teach ourkids animal husbandry and helps us work
towards our goal ofsustainability/income generating projects here in Uganda.