April 14, 2020:
All schools in Uganda are now closed until May 4, 2020.
April 12: 2020
God Cares staff provided beef to needy student families, blessing them on Easter Sunday.
April 3, 2020:
God Cares staff harvests and distributes matoke (bananas) to needy student families.
April 2, 2020:
God Cares Schools declares a day of prayer for all sponsors, donors, and friends of Uganda.
March 24, 2020:
All schools in Uganda are now closed until April 20, 2020.
Updates: U.S. Office
Until further notice the Buyamba staff and volunteers are following the guidelines of the CDC and are working from home in order to practice social distancing. The office is closed but operations are continuing.
Every week the staff and volunteers are meeting to pray over the ministry, for Uganda, and for our sponsors and donors. If you receive a phone call we are simply checking in for we are a family and we want to know if you have specific prayer needs we can lift up.
How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect letter writing and communication?
With both Buyamba offices remote right now, the letter communications are at a standstill, but the communications process will start up with the schools reopening - hopefully on May 5th. We have received letters at the Buyamba office and will get them to Uganda as soon as possible, and student letters will be written when the children return to school and are settled back into their routines.
How are sponsorship funds utilized during COVID-19?
Even though the schools are closed, as the schools here in the US, the Buyamba administrators continue to pay the teachers and staff, making sure their families are covered during this time. They will also help the students coming back with their needs for school for the families will not have extra money to help prepare the students with school requirements.
Can I sponsor a another child at this time?
YES! We have over 100 children registered that are ready to be sponsored today. We don’t know what life in Uganda will be like after COVID-19, but one thing is certain, children in Uganda need a sponsor to give them opportunities to escape poverty, pursue education, and become Christ-like people who will renew society with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every child sponsored represents a changed life.
Support Food Costs - COVID 19 Crisis
SOME OF YOU HAVE ASKED... how you can help beyond sponsorships and building support ... our new need is simply funds for rising FOOD COSTS. This rise is prevalent everywhere in Uganda because they are dealing with the locust problem in the north and the virus situation throughout. You can give on our donate page, as usual, designating "FOOD" in the note area intended for your designation.
Your support will help us provide for our students during this time of crisis.