By Sheri Stuart
A team of local missionaries has returned from Uganda. The team departed Oct. 7 to work side-by-side with the founders of New Generation Nursery and Primary School and the nonprofit organization Open Hearts in Action based in Mukono, a district located in the Central Region of Uganda. The team, working in support of the 1 Uganda Project, distributed much needed supplies and resources to the children and school staff, including back packs, paper, pencils, LED flashlights and candles. Helping Hands, associated with Amazon, donated hundreds of shoes and rain boots, which were distributed to the more than 300 students enrolled at the school.
“Our team is overwhelmed by the generous support received from Helping Hands through the connection from Amazon”, said Angela Morrow, founder of 1 Uganda Project based in Bloomington. “Because of the support from both Amazon and Helping Hands, we were able to put smiles on the faces of many children in need and continue our legacy of promoting self-sufficiency through spiritual, emotional, educational and economic support.”
The team also visited the District of Jinja and distributed food supplies and mosquito nets to help prevent the spread of malaria, a leading cause of death in Uganda. The 1 Uganda Project will return to Mukono in April and October 2016.