By Rodney Callanan, Director and Co-Founder The sound of children singing – that’s how we’ll remember our recent trip to East Africa! For some of us, this was our first time visiting the communities we support and we were greeted with huge hugs and the warmest welcome! What better way to begin our trip than with… Continue reading November ‘22 Explorer Trip Round-Up!
By Rodney Callanan, Director and Co-Founder In May, I visited our four Partners in Kenya and Uganda and it was such a joy to meet them face to face again after been prevented from doing so for so long. My last visit had been in October 2019! There were a few new steps to take in… Continue reading Rod’s May ‘22 Explorer Trip Round-Up
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.
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
As the concrete slab is poured for the new rehabilitation centre in Kyampisi, it’s hard for workers on the ground not to become a little emotional. It’s been many years of planning, dreaming and praying to reach this stage. And finally, progress can be seen. When it’s finished, St Pauls Rehabilitation Centre will be a… Continue reading The race to build a place of healing
With your help, Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM) is about to care for more than 12 trafficked children who have been rescued. These children, aged 4 to 12 years old, were trafficked across Uganda by a terrorist group looking for child soldiers to fight in armed conflict. The Ugandan Government has asked KCM to support these… Continue reading Trafficked children given a home
In October, Queensland’s politicians heard about the work of Droplets In A Stream. We are so grateful for the opportunity! Dr Christian Rowan, the Member for Moggill, is a strong supporter of DIAS, having been vital in helping us prepare visas for children who have come to Australia for surgery. In his address to his… Continue reading DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament
New Seasons is filled with life and joy. Children kick around a plastic bottle on their makeshift dirt ‘soccer’ fields. It’s surrounded by rubbish, with blackboards too small to teach on. The rickety wooden buildings with concrete floors are dark and barely stand up. But the smiles of the children learning inside are big. Haggai… Continue reading A school bursting at the seams
In a small rented room, in the middle of a small Ugandan slum, you’ll find a boy called Timothy. He’s 12 but he still shares a bed with his brother, while his mum and sister share a bed in the same room beside them Timothy’s father abandoned his family, leaving Timothy’s mum to take care… Continue reading The life of a slum student