18 March 2022
These are the eight orphanages in Uganda that contacted me on Instagram in the past week (March 8-17, 2022).
I featured four of their stories so far on my website @under1000skies for connecting artists, poets & other creatives who are unhoused and/or food insecure. To me, that definitely includes orphans & their caretakers.
Gems 8:47: Holy Care Orphanage Uganda (Jonathan) @uholycareorphanage
Gems 8:48: God’s Care Child Orphanage Uganda (Kato Emmanuel)@pr_kato_emmanuel
Gems 8.50: Change-a-Life Today (Reagan) @change_alife_today *
*Today I learned that this page is no longer working, but I believe it is the same orphanage: “Reagan” @love_for_orphans_
Gems 8:53: Hope for Tomorrow Home (Nsereko Swaleh) @hope_for_tomorrowhomeorphanage
I’ve been in touch with the others asking questions for their stories. Hopefully, I can share those soon. They are:
God’s Care Charity Orphanage (Sembtya Michael) @sembtyamicheal
Free Child Foundation Uganda (Ssekitoleko Dean) @free_child_foundation_uganda
Love for Orphans (Reagan) @love_for_orphans_ *I think this is fka @change_alife_today
Maswa Children Ministries (Buwenbo Ronny C.E.O.) @buwenboronny
aka** Maswa Children Ministry @maswa.children.ministries) **I didn’t realize until today that these two IG accounts were for the same orphanage.
I get DMs daily from all eight orphanages telling me that the children are starving and need water, clothes, and education materials.
I emailed the office of the Ugandan Ambassador to the United States on March 10, 11, and 15.
On 15 March I wrote to Natalie E. Brown, the United States Ambassador to Uganda by email; I also wrote twice to her on Twitter on March 16 and 17.
On 17 March 2022, I also wrote to my Governor, Governor Carney (DE) on IG and Twitter. @johncarney
Today (18 March 2022) I wrote to World Food Bank @worldfoodbank and World Central Kitchen @wckitchen I am hopeful that someone will know who to contact to get these kids immediate help.
All will receive a copy of this video as well today (18 March 2022).
When Holy Care contacted me on March 6th, I knew nothing about Uganda. I had no idea what languages were spoken, what their history is, their current economy or even exactly where in Africa they were located. I have learned a little since then, but there’s still so much I don’t know. That’s why I reached out for help.
I don’t know why I am being contacted, but I truly believe that everyone comes into our lives for a reason. I’m not a billionaire. In fact, due to illness and injury, I haven’t worked for $ since 2006. I have no personal income other than early-retirement Social Security which doesn’t begin until next month. Most of that is going to medical bills that have piled up for 15+ years.
“When some trees are in a terrible storm, they grab onto each other by their roots so that they are not blown over like other trees.”-Nipun Mehta | servicespace.org
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