The Operation Uganda Blog

May 1, 2013

Celebrating Easter in Uganda is certainly different. There were no chocolate Easter Eggs, or Bunnies. There were no Hot Cross Buns!  No Easter egg hunts! No junk mail catalogues offering all sorts of 'discounts' for Easter. There is an absence of the commercialism we have become accustomed to in the developed world. Although our international volunteers missed the excess of chocolate there was quiet appreciation of the importance of Easter in the Christian calendar.

November 20, 2012

Recently we came across an extremely poor district called Abim, in North/East Uganda, many of the school's in the district are in a terrible state. so we decided to do something about it.  With your help we are building 2 classrooms for the children of Oringowello primary school, we need a further $5,000 to complete this classroom before school returns next year.

August 23, 2012

Marrin is a 7 yr old boy with HIV, he has been in our nutrition programme for Nutrition Rehabilitation for the last 4 months. He has improved greatly ever since he started on the program, we have a bunch of babies and young children just like Marrin who with your help we are saving their little lives.

June 6, 2012

9mth old Twins Joslen and Jeremiah, we came across these 2 precious little ones a couple of days ago, their grandmother has been struggling to care for them both. They are both now on our nutritional program. Currently admitted into the main hospital in Kampala, both are being monitored and treated for malnutrition.

We are also working with a beautiful little 18 mth old girl, called Melissa. She is very malnourished and just had surgery today on a bone infection in her leg.

April 3, 2012

Celebrating Easter is quite different in Uganda, for starter's the chocolate tastes terrible, we are so spoilt in Australia as we can get the good stuff from New Zealand mmmmm, I can here all the Kiwi's agreeing with me right now, and yes the Swiss do make nice chocolate too.  But Easter isnt about chocolate, we celerbrate and remeber the selfless act of Jesus that he laid down His life for all humanity so that we could be in right relationship with God, then on the third day he rose from the dead.

March 20, 2012

We took another boy into our formula/nutrition program today. A 7 year old HIV+ boy with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen! So many children here are innocent victims of things beyond their control. It can be hard to see sometimes, but so glad we can make a difference in this sweet boys life. And on the same day he entered the program, another graduated from it – a now thriving, healthy and happy 2 year old!

February 8, 2012

Thanks to everyone who got involved with out Christmas Hamper project, we were able to give out 632 hampers to destitute families, that represents about almost 3,800 (as the average family is 6 people), what a great privilege it is to be part of something that is meeting real needs and impacting some of the worlds most needy.

November 26, 2011

Wow, can you beleive its almost Christmas time again, and what better time to remember the less fortunate and to be able to get involved in our Christmas Hamper project, last year we were able to impact over 4,000 people living in destitute situations in some of the worst slums in Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

November 26, 2011

Breaking the cycle of poverty

All our 250 children in our sponsorship program are busy getting ready for the end of a school year, many are studying for exams and believing and praying for a good report card. So many of the kids in Uganda study so hard at school knowing full well that education is a privilege in this country. I would like to say thanks to you Russell, for your partnership that enables us to provide education to the kids in our care, it is certainly one of the crucial elements to breaking the cycle of poverty.

June 25, 2010