Keep A Child Warm At Night
Peter Watara is 10 years old and he lives with his grandmother in Kikobero village in East Uganda. He lost his mother to HIV/AIDS few years ago. We learnt about Peter during our outreach programme with Awake Ministries ‘KEEP A CHILD WARM AT NIGHT’. When we visited Peter’s home and saw the poor condition he lived in, Martin felt compelled to take him up to the Pre-school. Here Peter was provided with love, food, education, clothes, shelter and a place that can be called a second home. Peter is one of the hundreds of children who have little hope for tomorrow but with your help, that can all change.
With Rejuvenate & Wake up Ministries, we are strengthening and developing children in a holistic way. Providing a child like Peter, with a school uniform, education, a sweater, warm blankets, a pair of shoes and a Christmas meal and gift. Martin says ‘”I know that many people do send shoe boxes full of things around the world which is a blessing to millions of children” but a simple gift of £5 -£25 this year will help give a child like Peter their exact needs”. There are many children desperate for a kick start, sponsorship for education and more.
Uniforms and School books
Many families can’t afford to buy uniforms and exercise books. However, for the cost of a take out coffee and snack, we can provide children with a new uniform, giving them hope for a brighter future. Rather than purchasing a coffee this week, donate the money to Rejuvenate and help purchase school uniforms.
So far, over 35 children have benefited from our Christmas appeal. Many of the children from the poorest of backgrounds have now received a school uniform, access to education in the village and have meals during the day. The school and uniform encourage unity and a sense of belonging where previously, many would simply live life on the streets, dressed in rags and covered in red dirt from the African roads.
Instead, they are now playing games and growing together, learning while having fun and not working the fields. Young people only want a fair chance to succeed. In Kikobero Village where we work with Martin, the Uganda National Examinations board were surprised to hear 3 of the top students reaching the highest grades were sponsored children from the poor of the poorest families. Child sponsorship makes a difference – will you? Go, Do, Give
Children’s story books and resources
We are constantly looking for story books, educational material and resources to stock the village. If you are a school, college, church or someone that has access to books and the like. Please get in touch, we want to build a library of resources for the children and give them same opportunity as we have.
Help us kick start their Year with a special gift. Knowing that these children will not only be warm at night but also, have something to look forward to. It may just be the blessing they need…
Think about how you can change the direction of a child’s life in Uganda. It dosen’t take much to; sponsor a child’s education, send a gift, visit Uganda on our team visits, and help build a school with your own hands. Go, Do, Give…
If you would like to give a one off donation, or sponsor a child’s education please make cheques payable to Rejuvenate Worldwide or click the fundraising page to find more ways to donate.