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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Transformation at Rwenjaza Hill Side School

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.

School pupils looking smart in their new uniforms

School pupils looking smart in their new uniforms

 

ROTARY CLUB FUNDRAISER

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!

PHOTOS FOR FOOD EXHIBITION

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.

 

 

 

Kiwis Far Richer For The Experience.

 

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.

Rosanna feeding Baby Connor

Rosanna feeding Baby Connor

 

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.

Catherine at work building the classroom

Catherine at work building the classroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Supervisors!

Building Supervisors!

 

The roof goes on classroom 7 with a little help from Ross.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon and Ross... let the tiling begin!

Simon and Ross… let the tiling begin!

Peace viewing the new security railing and tiling.

Peace viewing the new security railing and tiling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

The Gardeners

The Gardeners: Peace and Rosanna

 

                                                                                           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.

 

Mama Jane stirring the porridge

Mama Jane stirring the porridge

 

 

 

 

Ross consuming his cup of porridge

Ross consuming his cup of porridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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’!