Weema Clinic delivers first baby!

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!

Child sacrifice cases rise during COVID

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

Weema: When a dream becomes reality

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

A school that’s changing a village

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

The face I will never forget

My journey to Africa was one I’ll never forget. I saw Africa in all its beauty, but also its immense poverty. There are many people who will stay with me forever, but I can’t seem to get the face of a woman called Prossie out of my mind. By Milton Young We came across her… Continue reading The face I will never forget

My trip to Kyampisi

By Anna Baker, DIAS Supporter I’m a midwife in Brisbane who is passionate about education. I want women in Uganda to access a safe place that can renew their health and restore hope. I want mothers, babies and the sick and vulnerable of Kyampisi to receive life and healing. This is our vision for the… Continue reading My trip to Kyampisi

Shelin: a crusader against child sacrifice

“With hope as the only tangible reality, justice still remains a dream that every victim envisions before they wake up from the ugly nightmare of child sacrifice that smothers a bright future.” These are powerful words from a courageous woman who’s been working to stop child sacrifice since 2009. Meet Shelin. She’s a single mother… Continue reading Shelin: a crusader against child sacrifice

Children rescued from terrorist group

In May, 126 children were rescued from a radical Islamic terrorist group in Uganda. These children were kidnapped, held hostage, abused and trained by the group, so they could be trafficked to the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s difficult to imagine exactly what happened to them… the beatings, torture and starvation, all so they could… Continue reading Children rescued from terrorist group

He’s been called the ‘miracle boy’

It was the middle of the night when a passer-by heard a gurgling sound coming from the bushes. It was Allan. He was 6 years old and had just been attacked by witch doctors. They castrated him. Sliced open his head with a machete and took a piece of his skull. Stabbed him to use… Continue reading He’s been called the ‘miracle boy’

When it takes 14 years to get justice

How do you keep going when it takes years – 14 years – to see justice for an attack? This is life for the advocates in Kyampisi, who spend their days and nights stopping child sacrifice. It’s hard work. Slow work. But that doesn’t stop them. KCM might be a small, grass-roots organisation, but that… Continue reading When it takes 14 years to get justice