We have just received word that overnight TWO more babies have been rescued.
5 day old twin boys.
Please join with us in prayer for these boys.
The school now has it’s own uniform and thanks to the generosity of a NZ couple each pupil has received a uniform.
We are sure you will agree that the children look very smart.
We are very excited to be able to announce that we are to be one of the recipients of this Rotary Charity fundraiser event.
This is such a blessing!
YOU are invited to our
Photos For Food Exhibition
Images from Uganda by Dayle Wright
Supporting Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation
Friday 8th August – Friday 5th September 2014
SuperFramers + The Bank Art Gallery, Cnr Dee + Tay Streets, Invercargill
Entry is free but donations will be gratefully accepted for our ‘Give A Child A Meal’ programme.
The aim of the exhibition is to heighten awareness and to raise funds to provide porridge mid-day meals for impoverished 3 to 9 year old children that attend our Fountain of Peace (FOP) school in rural Uganda. FOP set up this feeding programme because so many children were attending our school without having had any food. Besides filling their little tummies this has resulted in reduced absenteeism and encouraged more parents to send their children to school.
News from the FOP NZ Arise Mission Tour to Uganda May – June 2014
Aside from cuddling and loving Connor and Kenneth as often as they could, the team was involved in a number of hands on projects.
Classroom number 7 at our FOP School was built with help from a local builder and volunteers from the village, and the internal walls of three classrooms were painted and murals added.
Before the team’s arrival a security railing was installed on the veranda of our Bethel Babies Home, which was generously funded by Clive Wilson Ltd. Invercargill.
Our travelling tile layer, Simon, teamed up with a local tradesperson to tile the veranda surface, and with welcome funding from EIS Electrical Invercargill our travelling electrician, Ross, was able to install outside security lighting.
Land was cleared near the babies home and two veggie gardens were established by the team’s chief gardener Rosanna and her able assistant Peace. Planting included sweet potatoes, cabbages, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, aubergines and butternut squash.
In between all these projects the team found time to help feed the children, at our FOP school, their porridge meal.Besides filling tummies this feeding programme has resulted in reduced absenteeism and has encouraged more parents to send their children to school.
This tour, like the ones before it, has been so worthwhile. Yes, we have helped make a difference by taking part in hands on projects that benefit the work of Fountain of Peace Uganda, and yes we have loved babies and have fed children, and yes we have had the opportunity to visit village people in their homes and share at a church service; yet in all of that we have gained far more than we have given. We have returned to New Zealand far richer for the experience.
When, Simon, was asked what advice would he make to someone who was thinking about joining one of our tours. His prompt reply was ‘Just do it’!