Published by Sam Swyer on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 17:00

‘Mukama Asiimwe! Kinkiizi - Ekumi!!’


If you’re fluent in Rukiga (Kinkiizi’s local language) you’ll know this translates Praise God! Kinkiizi - Ten!!

I have now been blessed with many opportunities to visit our mission partners in Kinkiizi Diocese, Uganda and my latest and tenth visit has been as exciting and rewarding as the first!

A new venture this time has been taking Hygiene Kits for girls enabling them to not miss school during their monthly period. This is a common problem in Kinkiizi, meaning girls get more and more behind academically. Thanks to the Eve Project at St Mark’s Church Highcliffe I took 40 kits and felt humbled to see how grateful and excited the girls were who received them.

I’ve also been able to see first-hand the progress being made constructing the new classrooms at Bwanja Primary School. Following the successful Deanery wide 40for40 appeal earlier this year, the £5000 we raised is enough to complete 3 classrooms which will be in use when next term starts mid September.  Heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the appeal enabling Bwanja children to have a safe place to learn. 

I was honoured to represent Christchurch Deanery in laying a foundation stone to celebrate your generosity towards our brothers and sisters in Uganda who send love and greetings to all in our Deanery. You may never meet them in person but we can all join together and say with them ‘Mukama Asiimwe!’

Gill Tybjerg, July 2018

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