While in Pakistan the orphans are in danger of dying from illness, fever and flu; over in Uganda, Africa, Gloria Kuteesa nearly died of Malaria.
Its tough being an orphans in today’s world and its tougher looking after them.
Thankfully Gloria is making a full recovery, having been in hospital hooked up to a drip.
Mind you, there’s always a silver lining and while Gloria was staring death in the face, her brother Fred, was visiting the local school sorting out education for the 250 orphans under his care.
The good news is that the local government school has offered free education to all the orphans. The only catch is that they only have to pay 45,000 Ugandan Shillings- (£11.00) top-up fees, per child, per term.
This means all the orphans will be able to have an education, while being feed at school too.
This is great news and a wonderful break-thru, because it was costing Fred £40 to educate just one orphan per term. (A saving of £29 is nothing to be scoffed at…)
We are all familiar with the Chinese proverb, “You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.”
Can’t we say the same about illiterate orphans.
“You give an illiterate orphan a book and read it. You teach an illiterate orphan to read and he will teach other illiterate orphans to read for a lifetime.”
Fred, Gloria, up-to 40 widows and 250 orphans, all need our prays, money and love. Fred and Gloria are doing God’s work and their dedication and commitment to those less fortunate than themselves is admirable and plain to see.
Both orphans themselves, they know the meaning of having something to eat, a warm dry bed and the ability to read and write.
Don’t think Fred and Gloria are expecting to do all this, relying on help from the West alone. They are doing all they can by making bags, hats and purses to sell at the local market to make ends meet.
I’ve donated twice on two consecutive months and hope to carry on donating for the rest of my life. I’m genuinely in awe of what both Fred and Gloria have achieved. If they aren’t looking after these orphans, the orphans would be wandering the streets, starving and wide open as pray for those who would take pleasure in hurting and exploiting vulnerable children.
Lets not beat around the bush; if it wasn’t for Fred and Gloria, most of these orphans would be dead.
The same goes for Misbah in Pakistan. A lone Christian surrounded by Muslims, caring for the orphans whose parent’s were killed by bombs and murder squads for being Christian.
We are under no illusion that we live in a terribly evil and unjust world.
These orphans, as with every kid in the world, are the innocent victims of their elder’s decisions and sins.
I feel much better knowing my money is being spent on feeding, medicating and educating orphans both in Pakistan and Uganda, than the bullshit we usually flitter away our money on at home.
I wish I could do more to help, but a modest financial donation each month is all I can afford at this moment in time.
Please, please, please, if you have money available, please send it to Fred and Gloria. Remember £11.00 will pay for the Top-Up fees to send an orphan to school.
Send your donations through Western Union or Money Transfer.
- Kuteesa Gloria
- Lugazi, Uganda
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