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Family Care Uganda

Family Care Uganda is a team of full-time, non-salaried volunteers. FCU has been registered in Uganda for 10 years and their main focus is establishing a fully self-sustained project for orphans in Gulu who were born to child soldiers during the war. They are developing a horticultural farm, building housing and a school for the children, and hope to bring alternative ideas for poverty eradication to the local communities in the area.

FCU is developing a fully self-sustainable project by building a farm into the school in order to help the school become economically self-reliant. In addition to academic training and sports, the students will also be taught animal husbandry and farming - allowing them to contribute to the sucess of the school and broaden their skill set.

 

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Recent Events

Sunny Days at the Gulu Orphan School

A few late March tid-bits from our favorite orphan school in Gulu.

I got the opportunity to pop in on some of our orphans who have graduated and are currently studying at one of the top Secondary School. All four of our star students are orphans or had been abandoned as children and overcame great difficulties and lack of education to get to where they are now. Ochen, Opoko, Bill and Ceasar are such earnest students, who always do their best to be at the top of their classes. It's wonderful to see them doing so great and makes me proud!

Gulu Ophans React to Receiving Get Their First Stuffed Animal

We thought you'd enjoy seeing the kids' reactions to getting their very own Swahili Teddies - hand knitted teddy bears knitted by some friends of the school in the UK and personally transported over to the Gulu School. Our kids are flipping out to have them. There is no word in Acholi language for 'toy' so it's all a new concept to have something so cute and cuddly. A big thank you to the ladies who poured so much love and time into these beautiful creations! 

The Final Stretch

We were thrilled with the results of our oldest students. Each one gave it their best (as did their teachers) and the results showed it. Ocen (far left) scored the top and is about to start at Restore Academy! Richard (2nd from left) is now moving to 3rd year in high school, one of our older graduates who’s so reliable and dependable, he heads up work teams during holidays.   

And We're Off With a Bang!

The new school year is off to a lively start. The kids are happy to be back from the holidays and are getting back into the swing of school life. The first of what we hope will be four children’s housing units are almost finished, with the cement curing and being finalized before the painting can begin. A second unit is also well on its way so everyone is looking forward to being able to decongest and move into new quarters soon.

Bricks, Tests and the Long Trek to Ik-land

The Family Care Uganda School has kicked off the New Year with a bang!.

January is dry season in this part of the world, so the FCU team and students are working hard to make the bricks they will need for the coming year. The kilns they built last year have been fired up and staff and students (during some of the breaks) are busy baking bricks around the clock. In the meantime new houses for the kids and several bathrooms are being built from bricks made last year.

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