“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kindom of God..” Mark 10:14
Agape Community Foundation for Development
2020: Teacher Training funded for Roots 2 Fruits Nursery School and Kindergarten Christian Curriculum – plan for 5 teachers to be trained by Our Call Missions partner in 2021 when the COVID pandemic restrictions lift, God willing.
2017 – Present
School supplies for children of the villages – Palabek, Awal, Awere
2018: Phonics Training in action following a program in partnership with “Our Call Missions”
Family Empowerment Uganda (FEM) – Canaan Farm, Rakayata Village, Kiryandongo District
2017 Emmanuel Nursery School Graduates First Class!
2015: Emmanuel Nursery School
– Ranae Parker, teacher and ESL trained, organized a school program and love packs of school supplies for the children with our Nov 2015 mission team. Subsequently, the nursery school teachers were given an opportunity to travel to Tanzania for teacher training with Joshua Foundation. This christian curriculum is still in use today.
2014: Sponsored children tutored by team. Education supplies donated to the new nursery school. 957 children received clean water cups and hygiene hand washing education.
2013: New literacy training program started for women. Love packs and VBS outreach with 100 children at the Kanjuki primary school. Denis Odong sponsored in University. Two girls sponsored in primary school by team members. Tutoring by team.
2011: Follow up at Katamarwa Primary School. 957 children received hygiene, sanitation and handwashing training and learning with clean water!
Denis Odong sponsored in secondary school.
2010: Books donated by a drive spearheaded by 8th grader, Rachel Jones. Most children have never owned their own book! These were brought over in the container. Love Packs of school supplies for 98 children on the farm were donated by Office Depot And individuals. Grace Bible Church team distributed the Love Packs and books during a VBS Love Covers outreach in February. In partnership with Far Reaching Ministries and Calvary Chapel Billings another love covers VBS outreach was held at Katamarwa Primary School, Rakayata Village in Sept. 957 children recieved Love Packs.
Two promising young men, Bosco and Dennis were sponsored in secondary school.
Kitgum, Northern Uganda
2008 – 2013: Sponsor of two children in school, a child caregiver at Kitgum Infant Care Center KIOCC and child with AIDS from KIOCC.
2011: Awal IDP camp and Wipolo recieved love packs and school supplies.
Farming God’s Way farming training. 92 students attended and farming micro loan projects are in progress to help out with better crop yields and income.
Business Trainings: with micro finance opportunities
Teacher training is also planned through the “Roots 2 Fruits” curriculum in 2020
2015: Micro finance for the women’s empowerment group with partner Solar Sister to begin a social business for the ladies selling household solar lights. Cows, Plows and Seeds provided for 4 regions to help re settle land in LRA post war recovery regions of Palabek, Kitgum, Gulu and Rakayata village. Micro finance for a grain grinder with Olwo village and Rosa Mystica Rest Home, with drip irrigation bucket kits donated. Drip irrigation in dry season and vegetable farming continues on the Family Empowerment Farm. The Opit Mission partner project with the goat breeding income generation project has begun. A new women’s empowerment group has been developed in Palabek region.
2014: Tailoring continues with orders and sales of purses and jewelry and various crafts with proceeds going back toward the women’s empowerment group projects. Gardening through drip irrigation continues.
2013: Tailoring and jewelry making continue with new products including head bands, ipad and kindle cases, purses and more! New Markets for sales developed by Ranae Parker at the Farmer’s market. Proceeds will go toward a new micro loan business projects for impoverished women.
– Gardening continues and new micro loan project for large scale 1 acre vegetable garden project for the Women’s empowerment group for income generation after they were taught business training by partner organization.
– Soils assessment started with the Winter 2013 team and plans for farming education underway.
– New farm worker trained in quality water testing and bio sand water filter making.
2012: Tailoring and paperbead jewelry making continue. The vocational school sponsored by Far Reaching Ministries is flourishing. Ladies need local income and market. Small scale gardening continues with donations of seeds and drip irrigation bucket kits. Craft sale and garage sale fundraiser for these women’s projects.
2011: Craft making continues. Tailoring of large quilted tote bags and zipper bag purses. More paperbead jewelry and varieties with wire wrap bracelets, etc. Markets at our events in Billings. First year of Craft Show Fundraiser for educati0nal resources and Love Packs. Gardening continues.
2010: Tailoring of small purses were added to the training and introduced into the market in Billings. They were successfully sold along with the paper bead jewelry introduced 2009. Subsequently, more larger purses and another variety of paper bead wrap bracelets and earrings were made by the ladies affected by the LRA War involved in the Women’s Group on the Family Empowerment Uganda – Canaan farm. (Tailoring school and teacher provided by Far Reaching Ministries, as well as literacy school).
Continued training on gardening and drip irrigation. Seeds were donated by Vision Beyond Borders. The fruits and vegetables from last year improved their health and also afforded income with sales. Sustainable Health Abroad also taught how to re-harvest seeds for next year.
Bio-Sand Water Filter training. More construction of filters and training on the farm was done by Ugandans now trained, Geoffrey and Dennis. Dennis went to a training through Connect Africa. Geoffrey has begun his first paying job teaching and implementing bio sand water filters in Bugogge Village, Kayunga.
Bio-Sand water filter construction training.
2008: Bio-Sand water filter construction training. Three Ugandans sent to a training seminar via Connect Africa on bio sand and rain water harvesting. Carpentry training and construction of beds via board member Terry Fettig.
2007: Introduction of bio-sand water filter training and herbal medicine.
2013: Support of St. Bakhita Vocational School with sewing machine and funds for beans for students. Weaved placemat sales for income generation. New basket making project introduced for tailoring student graduate and guest house cook for income generation project and trial village implementation.
2012: Support of St. Bakhita Vocational School with funds for 3 sewing machines.
2011: Support with powered sewing machine. Small coin purses made for sales.
Village Health Worker Training
2015 – Present: Village health workers at work: Emmanuel Clinic VHT’s = 25
Northern Uganda VHT’s 15
2014: Village health workers have expanded their training to 7 surrounding villages. They continue to mobilize for the clinic and health education. They are also treating wounds and burns in the field with donated supplies from team visits.
2013: Village health worker training course for men and women of the surrounding villages with Jan 2013 team. 5 more VHT’s and mobilizers added to make 10 total fully trained to serve Emmanuel clinic and the surrounding villages. Each VHT is assigned to a village. Refresher training and advanced training with the VHT’s and the new Village Healthcare Training Manuel designed by summer intern, Mariel Rieland. Implemented with the Dec 2013 team.
2012: Village health worker course for 5 women and 2 men from Rakayata, Kampala village and Palabek. Refresher course for 5 previous women. Refresher in Wipolo village and Village Health teachings and training by the 2012 Mission team. Leadership training, village health surveys performed by the village health mobilizers – VHT’s
2011: Village health worker refresher course for 6 women from Rakayata village and 1 woman from Wipolo.
“African agriculture depends on labor. You can’t produce crops if there is nobody to work on the farms.”
– Annmarie Kormawa, African Rice Center