One of our School Start Pack beneficiaries is Anne* and her mother is Mary*. Anne has been in one of our education clubs in the past and is now a teen in her final year of High school. Earlier in the year, Anne and her family had to seek refuge in a local catholic church… Continue reading The Milele Centre reconnects a missing child with her family.
Last month, the Weema Clinic celebrated its first birth since opening. The delivery was urgent, and despite lack of equipment and resources at the clinic, the team was able to deliver a healthy baby. The baby’s mother was a child whom KCM rescued from sexual abuse by her uncle. So while it’s a tragic story,… Continue reading Weema Clinic delivers first baby!
Frontline workers in Kyampisi have reported that the incidence of abuse (which includes rape, paedophilia, domestic violence and trafficking) has sharply risen during COVID-19. There has also been an increase in witchcraft-related child abductions and sacrifices, with many children not surviving the trauma. Unfortunately, police resources, which were always limited, are now even more stretched… Continue reading Child sacrifice cases rise during COVID
Although COVID-19 has limited some movements and purchasing abilities, progress on Milele’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) House has been steady. When it’s complete, the ECD House will have the capacity to care for 21 children up to five years old in Kisumu, Kenya. A trained ‘house mother’ and a nurse will live in-house with children… Continue reading House for 21 infants almost complete!
When you went into COVID-19 lockdown, maybe you started fearing for your health, job security or food supply. After all, we didn’t know what it would mean for us. But you probably never once feared that you would be beaten. Or chased out of your town. Or attacked in the middle of the night while… Continue reading A street boy’s life during lockdown
Just as our world was shutting down and closing its doors in April, a new Drop-In Centre in Kenya was doing the exact opposite. It seemed like perfect timing that a safe place of care and support was opening up to street boys at a time when they would become even more isolated than usual.… Continue reading New centre opens as the world shuts down
Lockdown life in Uganda is definitely a change for locals, where so much of life is out on the streets. Usually, small businesses and outdoor markets are the heartbeat of so many Ugandan cities. It’s usually a place where people ride bikes, walk or many cram into small vans or in the back of utes.… Continue reading Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown
Wherever you live, no doubt you’ve been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and are currently in some form of lockdown or isolation. Here’s an update on how our Partners and their communities are coping at the moment amidst the restrictions and distancing. Up until recently, the virus hasn’t broken out too widely in Central Africa,… Continue reading Important update about Covid-19
Back in 2010, I found myself sitting next to a young man called Peter Sewakiryanga while on a plane returning from South Africa. It was a chance meeting that really was ‘meant to be’ because the airline made an error and I was seated several rows apart from my wife, Anne. As a result of… Continue reading Weema: When a dream becomes reality
The story of Rock Hill School is one of miracle after miracle. From chance meetings on planes, to the generosity of sponsors, the school now stands with 400+ students. It’s a story of slow but steady progress that has completely changed a village. By Anne Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer Kyampisi is a very poor village. In… Continue reading A school that’s changing a village