The Nutrition Program has been running smoothly since May of 2018. Right now $500/month pays for the price of 2 meals/day for all 267 children at the school, as well as each of the staff.
Christina first visited Uganda in 2015, and went back again in February of 2017. She had the opportunity to spend time with the Director of Nakaseeta Foundation Primary Christian School, John Joseph Mutegeki, who has become like family. During the time she was there, they discussed the lives of the 225 children at the school. Due to their financial circumstances, the children were eating only one meal while at school, a small bowl of porridge, and for many of them, that was the only meal they would eat during the day.
The more they talked, they realized that for $500 USD/month, all 225 children could receive two meals/day, a bowl of porridge, as well as a traditional Ugandan dish of posho and beans. When she returned from Uganda, she began the work of opening a nonprofit organization called Hope Restored Christian Ministries, and almost immediately was able to procure $500/month in sponsorship. Beginning in May 2018, all the children and staff at the school began eating two meals daily.
“We are so thankful for Hope Restored. The children can concentrate in class now that they’re not hungry. They are much more healthy now. Their stomachs are not hurting.” – teacher at Nakaseeta School
“We used to be so hungry that we would steal food. We didn’t know what else to do. Now we are so happy because there is no more stealing. We have hope. We are thankful to our sponsors for the difference they are making in our lives.” – student at Nakaseeta School
|As a focus for 2021, we are in the process of collaborating with a University in Uganda on a Demonstration Farm/Poultry Farm project in Nakaseeta. This will take some time due to funding, but interns from the University will teach modern farming techniques to the farmers in Nakaseeta, improving the availability of food and quality of living for those who live in the village|
We implemented a clean water system for drinking water at the school called “Impact Carbon”. This is a young child at the school drinking clean, filtered water. Photo credit: Martin Oketcho
Pen Pal Program
The students at Nakaseeta are so excited to be building new friendships with students at a school in Poland. What an incredible opportunity for young children in separate parts of the world to learn about new cultures – we are thrilled!!!!