Global Outreach

Side Trip During My Internship in Uganda

Posted by Sydney Olson on Nov 3, 2016 12:56:35 PM

Uganda is Africa’s leading coffee exporter and ranked seventh among worldwide exporters in 2015. Coffee is Uganda’s top-earning export crop. During my internship in Uganda with CARITAS’ child sponsorship programs this fall, I have found some time on the weekends to travel. Recently I was able to visit Mount Elgon on Uganda’s eastern border to tour the only certified organic coffee farms in Uganda.

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Empowering Girls in Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Sydney Olson on Nov 1, 2016 3:40:56 PM

Sister Carolyne, who coordinates CARITAS’ child sponsorship programs in Nkokonjeru, Uganda noticed a problem. In her role attending to the needs of sponsored children she became aware that some of the girls who attended day school were missing school and it was entirely preventable.

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Starting a School in Uganda

Posted by Sydney Olson on Oct 27, 2016 2:11:43 PM

Recently I was able to meet with Margaret Nakirigya, the founder and director of Little Angel’s Catholic Nursery and Primary School, which is one of the schools participating in CARITAS’ child sponsorship programs. Little Angels is affiliated with the Nkokonjeru Parish church, Queen of Apostles. Around 30 students are able to attend Little Angels thanks to their CARITAS sponsors.

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From Child Sponsorship Beneficiary to University Student

Posted by Sydney Olson on Oct 25, 2016 12:02:43 PM

Six young women who have come up through CARITAS’ Uganda child sponsorship programs started their first year at Kyambogo University just outside of Kampala this fall. They are fortunate to have their sponsors continued support of their education. Spending my fall semester as an intern with CARITAS through my own university in the states, I was eager to get more information about what university life is like in Uganda and talk to some of my peers!

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Hospital Week in Nkokonjeru, Location of Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Sydney Olson on Oct 20, 2016 11:48:58 AM

Every October St. Francis Hospital in Nkokonjeru dedicates one week to seeing and treating patients from within the community for free. During my time in Uganda, I have had the honor of shadowing the medical professionals and helping out around St. Francis Hospital. “Hospital Week” really put the team to the test.

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Remote Areas Served through Haiti Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Farron Horton on Oct 18, 2016 11:47:52 AM

This was the first time I’ve ever been this far north in Haiti. I accompanied Felix Joseph, CARITAS’ Location Coordinator for the Haiti child sponsorship programs, to visit the schools at Rivière Mancelle and Bassin Bleu. It was a bit of an adventure.

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Child Sponsorship Programs Expand to Support Education of Catholic Sisters

Posted by Sister Elizabeth Barisal Ologe, LSOSF on Oct 11, 2016 4:01:28 PM

Sr. Elizabeth's university education is sponsored through CARITAS For Children's Adopt-a-Nun program. In an effort to support our ministry partners in Uganda, CARITAS initiated this program to seek assistance from our CARITAS community to help advance the education of the Little Sisters. Sr. Elizabeth shares her story here.

I am Sr. Elizabeth Barisal Ologe. I belong to the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, whose Mother House is located at Nkonkonjeru in Mukono-Uganda and its Generalate House at Jinja-Uganda. In May 2011, I qualified as an enrolled Midwife after studying in Kamuli Midwifery School-Jinja and thereafter worked in Cumuli Mission Hospital for 2 years. In November 2014, I qualified as a registered Midwife after studying in Lubaga Training School-Kampala for one and a half years.

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Child Sponsorship Programs' School Achieves in Music, Dance and Drama

Posted by Sydney Olson on Oct 7, 2016 12:05:54 PM

After enjoying the music blasting from Stella Maris Primary Boarding School for a few hours, I decided to walk up to the school to see what was going on. To my surprise, the whole school was out dancing on the common grounds, with a DJ at the top of the school stairs, and trophies and cake on a table out front!

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Back to School Trick or Treat: Sponsors Put School Supplies in the Bag

Posted by Sydney Olson on Sep 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

I was lucky to arrive in Nkokonjeru on the weekend before the start of Term 3. On Saturday I watched as the girls came back to Stella Maris Primary Boarding School after spending a two week break back at home with family.  On Sunday, I walked up to the Stella Maris campus to see what initially looked like chaos.
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Ugandan Pastor Sees Need for Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Staff Writer on Sep 16, 2016 1:20:06 PM

Fr. JohnBosco Wasswa is in the United States visiting the American parish with which his parish church, Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Nkokojeru, Uganda has a twinning relationship. Since many of the children of his parish attend school through CARITAS’ Catholic child sponsorship programs, he has come to meet with Chris Hoar and the Milwaukee office staff as well.

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