Global Outreach

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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Girls in CARITAS Child Sponsorship Programs Earn Honored Posts

Posted by Tang Yang on Aug 30, 2016 4:44:52 PM

Alex, another intern, and I went to the Stella Maris Primary School campus in Nkokonjeru to seek out three girls sponsored through CARITAS’ child sponsorship programs who had been named to hold an honored post among students, that of a prefect. We spoke with Bridget Kevin, Primary 5; Judith, Primary 6; and Ritah, Primary 7. Bridget is 10 years old and Judith and Ritah are 12 years old. They explained the role of a prefect and how the three of them came to serve in this capacity. Our conversation follows in a question and answer format.

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A Chance to Achieve through Child Sponsorship Programs

Posted by Alexandria Huebler on Aug 25, 2016 3:17:14 PM

We visited Blessing today! Blessing is a sweet, 16-year-old girl sponsored by teen students at the International American School of Warsaw in Poland. She attends Bishop West boarding school in Mukono, Uganda with a focus on vocational skills. Bishop West is one of only a few schools in Uganda with a special needs program. The support of her peers in Warsaw has allowed Blessing to thrive and learn valuable skills in spite of her disabilities. My fellow interns and I were able to see firsthand how happy Blessing is attending classes at Bishop West.

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