We hope you and your families are happy and healthy at this time. While every country is at a different stage in their fight against Covid19, we wanted to provide you with an update regarding the lockdown situation in Uganda. As you are aware, The Peace Centre was forced to close for lockdown, and this continues to be the case in Uganda.
We are in regular contact with our team at TPC and we are very pleased to report that TPC children are still in good health and, while they of course miss being at school and at home in The Peace Centre, they are still in good spirits and doing their part to ensure the safety and good health of those they are currently staying with.
Our Team at TPC continue to do announced and unannounced visits to all our TPC children, to monitor their situation, health, wellbeing and to ensure they have enough to eat. Like with many families and individuals around the world, it is a very challenging time and many people have been unable to work. This is true for many in Uganda and unfortunately many people in the community around TPC have lost their jobs. This has led to an increase in poverty in the area, and so in addition to providing for all TPC children, The Peace Centre is also providing supplies to support as many people in the local community as possible.
The Team at TPC are currently delivering food (posho and beans) and soap to those most in need, including elderly and HIV positive members of the community. We will continue to support the community for as long as TPC remains closed during Uganda’s extended lockdown.
Not only are TPC staff doing a wonderful job of helping those in the local community, but we are thrilled to hear about how many of the older TPC children are supporting their caregivers in various different ways. Some of the children have found part-time work, allowing them to help with buying food or ensuring upkeep of their caregiver’s home. It is great to know that TPC children are continuing to gain valuable life skills, for instance learning how to make bricks to sell. One child in particular, Moses, has used his part-time earnings to buy some rabbits and materials to make a hutch.
Who are we?
A team working alongside Golden Magezi in Bukinda, Uganda, running an orphanage that provides kids with love, family and an education.