Uganda remains in a lockdown state due to the Corona Virus, thankfully though, limitations on transportation have lightened, allowing God Cares teachers and staff to reach more students. During the lockdown, God Cares administration and staff have continued to work tirelessly, preparing assignments for students to stay on track while they are out of school.
Take a moment to hear directly from the headteacher, Ernest, as he explains how the teachers are navigating through this time, and how we can be praying for our students.
Since the transportation ban has been lightened, some students have been able to visit God Cares School campus to return their work and receive feedback from teachers. This process has been especially crucial for the "candidate classes" who will have to go through national testing this fall to advance to the next level.
"Allow me on my behalf, and behalf of other members to express our gratitude to the directors, rector, headteacher, and top administrators for the financial, spiritual, psychological support extended to us. We don't take it for granted, especially in this most difficult time of the 'devil' corona pandemic. You have shown that you're caring and loving parents who render service above self. In management, this is first-class human resource retention skills that ensure progress in an organization's continuity. The most valuable yet cheap word to express this is THANK YOU. God bless and stay safe."
Buyamba’s latest effort in Uganda to deliver food to our student families was not easy. The Dongo family and helpers went into three villages to reach out to God Cares families living in slum areas where food is scarce, and heavy rainfall has caused flooding. Last week, they were able to reach 110 families in the villages of Bukasa, Nabutiti, and Kitalanga. The next two weeks will see hundreds more packages delivered.
The Buyamba Team was well received by the families. Students ran to meet them wherever they went, screaming and embracing. The leader of the village of Nabutiti got on a loudspeaker and announced, “God Cares is here! They are here!” The team delivered food packages and visited with each family. Each package had a variety of food staples that would keep a family fed for 3-4 weeks.
The families shared their stories and pointed out the damages that had occurred. Whatever the situation, the God Cares Team prayed over them, encouraging all to keep their eyes on the Lord. Worship emotionally explained, “The children and their families felt so loved, and they were so grateful. It was so hard to see many of them in desperate situations.”