It was a day of celebration for the entire Buppala community and for Global Village Connect. On our last day in Buppala – part of our March community outreach trip to Uganda – we shared in the delivery of 50 goats, our largest distribution of goats to date.
There were smiling children and goats everywhere, meeting for the first time. An added bonus – each new goat came fully adorned with a funky, tie-dyed collar and leash made by students at Radnor Middle School.
View a slide show of some of the goat recipients »
The goats will change the health and welfare of these families. Thank you to students, friends and families at Meadowbrook (Golden Valley, Minnesota), North Junior High (Hopkins, Minnesota) and Radnor Middle School (Wayne, Pennsylvania) for raising funds to support kids’ education through our Give a goat project.
The lost art of the pen pal is alive and well at Radnor Middle School and Buppala Primary School. They have shared words and pictures and wonderings for seven years now. During our March community outreach trip these pen pals show what it’s like to have a friend very far away.
View slide show of Buppala and Radnor pen pals »
You’re a part of us, and we’re a part of you. We follow your progress and celebrate your milestones. We are your cheerleaders far away, and we’re so lucky to have you in our lives. I know the feeling is entirely mutual.
We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our Give a goat project to the Tororo hospice community in Uganda. On our most recent community outreach trip, Jessica Sohn and Melanie Bien met with Denis, a social worker with the community, to get the ball rolling. Denis has already begun identifying the first 10 families and Moses, our Project Manager, will begin meeting with them soon.
Denis provides outreach services to 125 community members enrolled in hospice. His program offers medical support, compassionate end-of-life care, and follow-up grief counseling for adults and children. Most of the families Denis serves live way below the poverty line and are eager for the economic opportunities the Give a goat program brings to them. Stay tuned as we meet the families in Tororo.
Jessica Sohn and Melanie Bien gather with Tororo community members to thank Mission Hospice.