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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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Preparing for Final Exams | Activated Ministries

All our students are studying hard to get ready for the upcoming end of year final exams. We got off to a great start in third term with exams to help the kids return from holiday mode and gear up for the most important term. With only 2 months till the main exams though, there's no time to lose, especially for our dear new students who hardly know any English and have a lot of ground to cover.

Learning to Pass It On!

Seeing former student succeed and go on to do well is very rewarding. Richard and Walter studied with us before our school moved to the new location. Last year they did very well and are now top of their classes in their respective Secondary schools. Now for both Term holidays, they’ve come back and have not only been a tremendous help with the farm and in practical areas in the school, but they have been doing personal tutoring and coaching during the holidays! We pay them for their efforts which is taking care of their school fees for next Term. Wonderful boys we are so proud of!

Glimpses of Life at the FCU Boarding School | Activated Ministries

Life at Our Boarding School

We have some new students at our school. Some are newly arrived from the surrounding very impoverished area so will take a bit of time to get uniforms, but in the meantime, we’re working on form and organization, teaching the students to line up. We’ll tighten up our lines but … it’s a start in our wonderful new local! We’ll get a flag and pole as soon as we’ve saved up.

Finally.... A "Home" For the Orphans

It’s been a big jump from last year economically, where we were simply day-schooling the orphans while we refurbished the school building, and the children would return to their guardians every evening. This year, the Lord has done, hmm, I was going to say unbelievable miracles. That’s probably an oxymoron but they have been so outstanding, we honestly stand in awe at all He’s done. We now supply full housing for 88 dear children, the staff, and 3 meals a day for all. For most dear kids it’s the first time in their lives they’ve been able to eat on such a regular basis.

Project Gulu - Progress on the Farm

Apart from plowing 10 acres this month, our seedlings in our plant nursery have been flourishing and we just began replanting this weekend! The kids have started taking turns helping on the farm one class each day. Most Acholi children do farming before school. It’s a very common sight to see children walking along the road, dirty uniform, hoe over their shoulders on the way to school at about 8 or 9 when they’d left home for their plot of land usually around dawn.

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