Updates from Uganda – Vision Trip 2022 Newsletter
A Note from Carol and Jeanne
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.
The highlight of the trip was delivering sponsor letters to our primary students at Buhoma Community School, Bwindi Junior and Ebenezer Primary School. The children were so excited to hear from their sponsors. We also registered new children to be sponsored, bringing our total students supported to more than 600 students across 14 different schools.
We also dedicated the gorgeous new Ebenezer school campus, the very first primary school in the area. The entire community is so proud and came out to celebrate the dedication. As part of the visit, we also opened the new school library, another first for the community. We brought hundreds of books and trained the teachers and staff on the new library system. The beautiful library mural was designed and painted by Joe Justus, who was sponsored by the Foundation and now works as an artist.
Checking in on Project Harvest, we saw firsthand the progress being made to address food scarcity for our families. As part of this initiative, we’ve set up a chicken coop pilot program at the Foundation offices, with plans to expand to the Ebenezer campus.
This year, we celebrate 10 years of our work together in Uganda. We are more excited than ever about the wonderful progress being made in Bwindi and for what’s to come in the next 10 years. We are forever grateful for our donors and sponsors who have joined us on this journey. May God continue to guide our work.Blessings,
Carol & Jeanne
Meet Sophie Nanyonjo, our new Healthcare Coordinator
Sophie Nanyonjo has joined the Kamukama Foundation team in Uganda as the organization’s new Healthcare Coordinator. She will establish and lead programs to improve the physical health of our sponsored students and their families. She will focus on life skills, nutrition, and wellness. Sophie grew up in a small village near Bwindi. She holds a Diploma in Nursing from the Uganda Nursing School in Bwindi and a degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Sophie has returned to her native Uganda with the goal of improving the health and well-being of the students and families in our sponsorship program.