Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the Children’s ministries in Kenya and Uganda supported by MSM.
Earlier this week the President of Uganda updated the Covid19 plan in effect. The widespread shutdown of transportation, borders, churches, schools, and other gatherings is still in place. The major change is for schools to open on a limited basis on June 2nd. The limitation is lifted only for the last year of Primary (Elementary) and the last year of High School. This affects some of the kids at Child Redeemed Mission Home. The plan is to bring these kids back to residence at CRM and leave the balance yet with extended family.
The welfare of the kids that are staying outside of CRM is a matter of focus and concern for the staff. In several cases, food supplies are given to the families hosting the kids. All children are contacted regularly by the CRM social workers. This period is a real struggle for the community. Food is scarcer and more costly and the ability to obtain other goods and services are difficult. The good news is that the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in Uganda are very low.
The kids at CRM are doing great. They are able to study, read, make music, and garden. Many have learned and practiced crafts such as knitting and sewing…..
…and have helped in a recent project to build a new firewood storage shelter.
Promise Primary School in Kamuli, Uganda, sponsored by MSM, has been taking advantage of the shutdown to work on the school grounds and buildings. Repairing storm and termite damage for instance. A major project to build a new kitchen has been moving forward and nearing completion to be available when school resumes. I will have a separate post about this soon.