A street boy’s life during lockdown

A street boy’s life during lockdown

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...

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New centre opens as the world shuts down

New centre opens as the world shuts down

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...

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Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown

Inside Haggai’s home during lockdown

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...

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Important update about COVID-19

Important update about COVID-19

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...

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Weema: When a dream becomes reality

Weema: When a dream becomes reality

By Dr Geoff Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer 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...

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A school that’s changing a village

A school that’s changing a village

By Anne Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer 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...

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The race to build a place of healing

The race to build a place of healing

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...

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Trafficked children given a home

Trafficked children given a home

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...

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DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament

DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament

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...

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A school bursting at the seams

A school bursting at the seams

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....

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The life of a slum student

The life of a slum student

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...

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A house made of sticks

A house made of sticks

When we walked into their mud and stick house, it was hard to believe these four young siblings could live like that. But they were proud. Stephen, Kevin, Philip and Molly are orphans. Both of their parents passed away, and now at just 15 years old, Kevin has taken on...

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