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Updates from Uganda – May 2024 Newsletter

We’ve just wrapped up two back to back Vision trips to Uganda and once again – our hearts are full and our eyes wide open.

Here are a few highlights of what we saw and learned:

Posted on 05/23/2024 11:42 am | No Comments

Vision Trip 2024

From Clarke Heidrick… On our recent visit to Buhoma, Uganda with our friends with the Kamukama Foundation, my wife Catherine and I saw the “light of Christ” in the eyes of the children sponsored by Kamukama.

Posted on 05/22/2024 09:18 am | No Comments

Updates from Uganda – November 2023 Newsletter

We are thrilled to share our new video featuring our latest initiative called Dream Big. This program was born from the need to keep girls in school. The staggering statistic is that only 6 out of 100 girls who start school graduate.

Posted on 12/05/2023 11:29 am | No Comments

Maj for a Mission 2023

We recently celebrated our 8th annual MFAM Austin on October 25th at the Central Austin Public Library. Over 200 people gathered to play Mahjongg and learn more about the work of the Kamukama Foundation.

Posted on 12/04/2023 03:20 pm | No Comments

Maj for a Mission Bay Area 2023

Our Hearts are full as we reflect on our recent Maj for a Mission Bay Area 2023 event. We are grateful that you joined us for this fun-filled afternoon of playing Mahjongg and to learn more about the work of the Kamukama Foundation.

Posted on 11/29/2023 01:04 pm | No Comments

Vision Trip 2023

Linda Knoll’s KKF Testimonial

I had the privilege and honor of joining eleven other women to visit the Kamukama Foundation and the community it serves in Uganda in February 2023.

Posted on 04/25/2023 11:54 am | No Comments

Updates from Uganda – March 2023 Newsletter

We have just returned from another wonderful trip to our beloved Bwindi. Our 12 travelers journeyed with full hearts and plenty of supplies. We carried 840 pounds of sponsor letters, educational materials, critical thinking games, Project Harvest t-shirts and much, much more.

Posted on 04/05/2023 12:22 pm | No Comments

Maj For A Mission Austin 2022

Elizabeth Howden, Dora Lee Little, and Anne Wiik chaired this year’s Maj for a Mission Austin, “Share Your Story.” Kamukama Foundation supporters from across Texas came together for a fun afternoon of play, prizes, and an update on Foundation initiatives. This year’s event also featured an opportunity for attendees to sponsor books for the new Ebenezer School Library.

Posted on 01/05/2023 02:15 pm | No Comments

Updates from Uganda – August 2022 Newsletter

With back-to-school in full swing at home, we’re excited to update you on the 600 sponsored students across the Kamukama Foundation’s 13 partner schools – who are all receiving a quality education because of your support.

Posted on 09/26/2022 01:42 pm | No Comments

Updates from Uganda – Vision Trip 2022 Newsletter

We have just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda. With great joy, we were finally able to reconnect with our team, students, and families in Bwindi. Despite the many challenges of Covid, we were excited to see all of the progress that has been made in the past two years.

Posted on 04/13/2022 03:58 pm | No Comments

Maj for a Mission Bay Area 2022

The first ever Maj For a Mission – Bay Area was held March 9th. Sharon Purcell and Ann Carter chaired this amazing afternoon of fun,fellowship and fundraising. 100+ women attended, all 50 new students were sponsored and lots of funds were raised to enhance our outreach in Bwindi. A huge thank you to everyone for the huge success.

Posted on 04/13/2022 12:22 pm | No Comments

Vision Trip 2022

First, I am so thankful to have been able to travel to see our dear friends in Bwindi. While they have been through a difficult time over the last 2 years, their faces and smiles still reflect real joy for what they have and that they are still alive.

Posted on 04/13/2022 12:22 pm | No Comments

Maj For A Mission Austin 2021

Darby Denison and Jennifer Pickens chaired the (8th? ) annual Maj for a Mission Nov 3rd in Austin. More than 200 women attended to have fun and learn more about the work of the Kamukama Foundation. We are so grateful to so many who worked hard to make the afternoon a huge success!

Posted on 04/13/2022 12:18 pm | No Comments

Spotlight: Aman and Jim

Aman and Jim have shared their time, talents, and treasures with the Kamukama Foundation. They have been key partners in the planning and opening of the new Ebenezer School campus as well as in our agriculture initiatives to address food scarcity during COVID-19.

Posted on 05/04/2021 09:35 am | No Comments

Updates From Uganda: April 2021 Newsletter

Last month, we officially opened the new Ebenezer Primary School campus! Ebenezer is the Kamukama Foundation’s cornerstone school partner and is the school home to 248 of our sponsored students.

Posted on 04/06/2021 09:48 am | No Comments

Supporting Our Sponsored Families

As the pandemic continues to affect our beloved village of Bwindi, we remain committed to seeing our 450 sponsored families through this crisis.

Posted on 09/14/2020 03:06 pm | No Comments

Vision Trip 2020

When my dear friend, Ann Carter, asked me to go to Uganda with the KamuKama Foundation over a year ago, I felt this nudge inside and immediately said “yes!”. I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to see another part of the world, but I had no idea it would change my heart forever and give me a new perspective on love, faith and the gift of education.

Posted on 04/24/2020 01:25 pm | No Comments

Maj For A Mission 2019

The 5th Annual MFAM 2019 was yet another example of the power of community. Over 200 women from many different cities gathered at the Austin Public Library to join in the fun. For two hours the special events room was filled with the joyful murmurings of a game played with friends new and old.

Posted on 11/24/2019 02:53 pm | No Comments

Vision Trip 2019

Thoughts by Scott Ferguson

When planning trips we often think we can anticipate with a lot of certainty what the outcome of the trip will be. My recent trip to Uganda did not come close to meeting my expectations. It literally blew them away! This happened notwithstanding the fact that I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life…

Posted on 03/15/2019 12:02 pm | No Comments

Thoughts from Our Sponsors, by Milo Burdette

During our first visit to Uganda in the summer of 2012, we had just returned to our lodge following what can only be described as a long, difficult but thrilling hike to see the mountain gorillas. My wife Carol and I were tired and wanted only a hot shower, a little dinner and our beds!

Posted on 02/24/2019 02:21 pm | No Comments