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End Of Year Campaign

The festive season is around the corner and one of the events the children at Wells of Hope look forward to is the Christmas party! Over 90% of the children with incarcerated parents under our care celebrated Christmas for the very first time when they joined the organisation; some did not have an idea of what the season is all about.

“I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:36

As we end 2021, we hope to make this time of the year a memorable one for the children by conducting a Christmas party for them; helping them communicate with their incarcerated parents through phone calls (this will be the last interaction before the Christmas break, they last talked to them in May before the second lockdown); providing food supplies to the 69 children (currently residing at the Junior School) for 3 months; and compiling education material for all the children so that they continue their studies (schools in Uganda are still closed).

We also hope to bring Christmas to their families by providing food supplies to the caregivers; some are elderly grandparents. Join us by participating in our end of year campaign by prayerfully either giving towards any of the needs or by sharing the campaign with your loved ones. You could consider giving as a family, workgroup, cell or as a church. We need USD6,341.43 to do all this.

How To Give

FRIENDS IN UGANDA

Mobile Money; 

0780530619/0704630967

OR

Bank Name: ABSA Bank Ltd
Account Name: Wells of Hope Ministries
Account Number: 6000489474

FRIENDS OUTSIDE UGANDA

Flipcause;
Click the donate button below:

Check deposits:

Partners in Hope USA –501(c) 3
PO Box 51173
Amarillo, TX 79159
Email ; pih@wellsofhope.org
Contact Person MS Brooke Skypala​

Thank you

For more information, get in touch with us:

Call or text: 0781889447/0414251326. WhatsApp: 0777087313

Email: info@wellsofhope.org

Foster Parenting Reflective Meeting

During the meeting we held with the Prospective Foster Parents, the parents shared their personal stories about love, acceptance and support they give to the children they fostered. It was a heartfelt meeting that helped other participants gain a deeper understanding of the importance of permanency for a child to grow in a family and the power of fostering. Reflecting about this session, one parent shared one of their takeaways; they discussed how they have seen their children’s cultural pride grow through forming close friendship with their foster children in the foster families.

Home Visits; Family Based Care Project

Beatrice Nalutaaya, Family Based Care Project Social Worker interacting with a potential foster parent

Comprehensive family assessment has been done for 3 families where we looked at the social, physical, economic and spiritual wellbeing, referee visits to the families of the recommenders of the prospective foster parents to ascertain if they have the capability to provide a safe environment for children to thrive while placed in the communities. From these home visits conducted all the 3 families qualified as eligible to foster children.

Prospective Foster Parenting Training

Beatrice Nalutaaya, Family Based Care Project Social Worker facilitating about the importance of raising a child in a family

Following the recruitment from the radio talk shows about the Family Based Care Project, the prospective foster parents that showed interest were yesterday engaged in an induction meeting. 8 potential foster parents attended the Training  and were all eligible to partake in the next activities leading to fostering.

“…this always gives me a sigh of relief when a somber mood at the beginning ends with a cheerful mood of hope”; Helping Children With Incarcerated Parents Cope With The Effects Of COVID-19

Counseling is one of my passions especially with the youth, both boys and girls in groups or individuals! This depends on the context, because we may be talking or sharing about a particular topic/topics/theme or a situation.
I always yearn to hear from the child/children themselves, get to the core and find solutions together. At times this may involve 2nd or 3rd parties to ensure we exhaust all avenues and arrive at a solution.
Children with incarcerated parents have unique psychological needs because of the trauma caused by the separation of their parent/s and if these are left unattended, the children are left with no other solution but to follow their parent’s predicament. 

In this particular session I got to listen, understand and learn more about what the youth with incarcerated parents are going through and how they are coping in these uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic; uncertainties about their future and what it holds, what their future holds remaining in the same class for two years, when will they see their parents in prison face to face, the future for those living with HIV and many other issues that they are dealing with. Each of them is reacting uniquely, where some have remained consistent in their good behaviors, some have developed anger and bitterness, some have become big headed, forming good and some bad groups, some would want to give up on studies and try out life on their own and many other thoughts going on in their minds. 
Thanks to our partners for all the support, because we are able to sit down with our girls and boys and give them hope and indeed by the time the sessions end, we are all smiles and hugs and this always gives me a sigh of relief when a somber mood at the beginning ends with a cheerful mood of hope!


Compiled by: Ellen Eva K. Ssuubi – Team Leader