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Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage receives Kikoy Dresses from Brighter Brains Institute

Posted: Sun, November 16, 2014 | By: Nyakiyumbu

by Bwambale Robert

Yesterday the 15th of November 2014, I travelled far west of Kasese District to meet the widows and Orphans in Nyakiyumbu Sub County. The purpose of the visit was to donate 20 dresses plus some scholastic items (pens, etc.) to the orphans being cared for by the Nyakiyumbu Widows group.

It rained heavily and their road was impassible so i had to leave my car at a trading center and battle with the muddy road.

the muddy road to Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage
the muddy road to Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage

The gift of dresses to orphans is a project initiated by the directors of Brighter Brains Institute (BBI), USA, and Kasese Humanist Primary School (KHPS), Uganda.

Receiving the dresses were Mrs. Jetridah and Mr. Augustine on behalf of Nyakiyumbu Widows. The dresses were delivered and distributed by Bwambale Robert and Ndyanabo David on behalf of KHPS.

It was an exciting moment. The Orphans were so happy putting on the beautiful attires. They thanked us for remembering them, and for giving them the dresses and the pens.

The dresses were paid for by generous friends from USA who feel that orphans need to be assisted. This project is ongoing and aims at donating a dress to an Orphan Girl Child. Many thanks to David Hampton, Mike Perry, Nikos Theodosakis, Brent Reitz, Jennifer McIntosh, Sherryn Doherty, Deanie Mouton and several anonymous donors for dressing our Uganda Orphans.

Unfortunately for the Nyakiyumbu Widows group, after the death of the pioneer widow who was so active two years ago, the orphanage went into disarray. It’s school has collapsed - the building structure made from temporary materials was brought down by a storm and the remnants were used for firewood.

I was seen as a Saviour! The widows want to revive their orphanage but they lack some one to guide them on what to do. I offered that perhaps a few of the stranded orphan children could come and study at Kasese Humanist Primary School - freely when the academic year begins.

I advised the orphans at Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage that they are not alone; we encouraged them to always express good discipline; we told them when they get a chance to be in school to utilize that opportunity and work very hard to attain success; we encouraged them always to avoid bad manners like drinking alcohol at an early age, indulging in immoral acts and avoiding bad peer groups.

The exercise ended late in the dark and I reached back in Kasese Town at 8:PM

To get involved in this project in support of donating a dress to an orphan girl, check the link HERE and Donate

Attached are some of the photos captured as we were delivering the dresses. The photos were taken after a heavy downpour.


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