FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2017
We are so grateful for the month of February. February was a blessing seeing all the kids back safely from holidays and also having over 30 new children joining the orphanage. These new children are all posted on the website- so please share with your friends and family about our sponsorship program so we can find sponsors for them!
We are also grateful to inform you that our students that sat for Senior 4 final examinations from King Solomon Secondary School, Vincent and Florence, performed well. Vincent was admitted at St. Augustine’s Primary Teacher’s College Butiiti in two years from now Vincent will be a grade 111 teacher. Florence was admitted at St. Peter’s technical institute Mubende to do a tailoring course her dream is become a designer.
We are also humbled by the priest friends to the children that visit once in a while and pray with the children. Our children feel blessed.
Alex, Billy and Juliet have really played a big role in the gender class by encouraging the girls to do the same work like the boys. This has really made our work easy now. The girls now can graze cattle, feed pigs, spray cattle and also off load trucks that we hire to bring food at the home, which was different the chores assignment before. All the girls at the home thought that this type of work was only meant for boys, but thanks to Alex Rausch and the team, they now know that girls can do a lot of the same work as boys.
Currently the orphanage has got 131 children, 23 go to the technical school, 17 go to King Solomon Secondary School, one is at the seminary, 1 is joining a teaching collage, 1 is joining St. Peter’s institute for craft one and two, 14 are in the nursery and 75 attend Migongwe primary school. We are happy that our children are acquiring the best education and they are moving from one level to another. We want to thank our wonderful donors for helping us achieve this.
Father visits the children and leads them in prayers.
Alex, Juliet, and Billy lead the children in a training on gender roles
Below is one of our own Rosette Arinaitwe. She completed Technical School 2 years back and we got her a job in Mubende where she worked as a sales manager for one year and she was able to save enough money. Earlier this year she was able to start up her own shop where she deals in phones, airtime and mobile money.
Below is Esther Atim who completed tailoring class last year. She sat for the national exams and is waiting to receive her national certificate later this year. She is really doing wonders at the craft shop where she makes these wonderful bags. Everyday Esther makes around two bags and the demand for these bags is really high. Thanks for the Corcoran family for sponsoring Esther for the last 6 years.
Our school has 122 students. The tailoring class has 15 in year one, 12 in year two and 8 in year three totalling to 35 students for the tailoring class. Carpentry and joinery has 7 in year one, 2 in year two, and 1 in year three. Motor Vehicles Class has 18 in year one and 10 in year two. Bricklaying and Concrete practice has 5 in year one, 6 in year two and 4 in year three. Hair dress course has 26 students which will all graduate in one year. Computer has 8 students. This all totals to 122 students and these include the 23 students from Miryante Orphans Home. The majority of the students are from the community.
Our farm is doing well. One of our pigs gave birth to 6 pigglets: 3 females and 3 males. The kids are taking good care of them under Alex and Juliet’s supervision.
American volunteer, Andrew Durke, came to visit Miryante for a weekend. The children had a wonderful time taking him on a tour of the surrounding hills and caves. We were so happy to have a visit from him!
Thanks very much to everyone that is contributing towards Miryante’s shining, God Bless