As we drive the bumpy unmade road up to the open gates, facing us are eight women in two lines, enthusiastically dancing and singing, one waving a green leaf and branch.
…it is: the sharing of wealth; an inoculation against hatred; an understanding of our neighbour; the forming of community; the overcoming of fear; respect for the earth.
Several friends have asked me to describe an average day in Uganda. This I have found difficult. It is not just the basic living conditions, the dusty roads and the hostile heat…
Fiona Penny describes the NHS conference she attended on child abuse in the UK. Fiona is a Baptist pastor who works with Third Hope one day a week in administration.
We firmly believe that living in harmony with the environment will help the health and well-being of children who have suffered the trauma of war.
How do you heal a child who was forced to tear their friend apart with their own bare hands? How do you heal a child who has been made to throw numerous grenades before they were taught how to count them?
I met Mark Avola on my first trip to northern Uganda in 2009. I had already read several articles he had written about his work with the World Vision reception centre outlining the need for a more comprehensive and long-term response.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough… they need your hearts to love them. Mother Teresa
I never thought I’d be learning an African language. In my early visits to Gulu, I made an effort to learn the greetings and drew a line under that as my tired-from-travelling brain didn’t seem to be able to retain any more than that.
We have been designed to live in symbiosis with our environment, when we do there is a healing that comes to our souls. In northern Uganda many children have been deeply traumatised by the greed of man’s ways.