Global Outreach

Feature Fridays: Sylvia

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Sep 13, 2019 10:55:18 AM

In order to tell Sylvia's story, one must first understand the circumstances that her single father battled while raising 12 children. His first four children were born of his first wife, whom he loved dearly. When she passed away, he was left alone in care of four young souls who he desperately wanted to be able to go to school. 

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Feature Fridays: Brenda

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Aug 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Brenda has been a CARITAS child nearly all of her life. With the help of her previous sponsor, she was able to finish Primary and Secondary School, where her favorite subject quickly became Math.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Feature Fridays: Victoria Vision

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Aug 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

This week, we are shedding the spotlight on a 14-year-old student from Nkokonjeru, Uganda named Victoria Vision who is seeking someone to support the remainder of her Secondary-level education. Having been previously sponsored through CARITAS, she was able to complete Primary School and reach the second year of Secondary School (equivalent to sophomore year of high school in the U.S.). During her first two years at Secondary School, she discovered that her favorite subject is Chemistry, and decided that she would like to become a midwife who helps poor mothers who don't have the access to a proper hospital. Unfortunately, Victoria's previous sponsor is no longer available and so she has no-one to provide support to continue her education and achieve her dream.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Feature Fridays: Maria

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jul 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In Uganda, families band together in times of strife. The child we are featuring this week, a young and optimistic 18-year old from Uganda, lost both of her parents to HIV/AIDS-related sickness when she was six years old. She was immediately taken in by her maternal grandmother, who eventually became too old to care for her. Maria has been living with her maternal uncle and her maternal aunt has helped pay some of the school bills but has a low-income job so could not afford the entire payment. Regardless of her inability to pay for school, Maria's aunt kept her housed, fed and safe, a miraculous feat that was only made possible by the help of other extended family members like her uncle.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter