VALENTINES DAY AT THE KAMPALA SCHOOL OF THE PHYSICALLY HAND-CAPPED BY LOVE UGANDA FOUNDATION
While so many people thought of celebrating Valentines with their lovely ones, we as well thought about celebrating ours with the handicapped children in Kampala, Uganda as one way of giving back to the community, this being our major cause of existence.
Not denying the countless efforts put by several organizations and individuals to fight for the rights of the orphans in Uganda, the widows and the poor children in Uganda.
Whereas some efforts have still been made to ensure the safety of the disabled children in Uganda, educating them, fighting for their rights is something thy get to understand its value with age. But now, they also need to feel that the world loves and needs them.
The handicapped being chosen as our lovely ones for that day, we prepared to set off and share with them the very little that we had as well as run our first campaign “GIVE A PAD, GIFT HEALTH” with the girls in the school.
It was a beautiful Friday afternoon. On reaching the school, the children were overwhelmingly excited to receive us. Even though many could barely walk or run, we could witness the joy on their faces as they smiled and waved to us while the few that could walk moved towards our direction to welcome us.
We were received by the Senior woman who had programmed the day and we organized our donations all together. Well, they were just a few, but almost everything enough to make a little child happy; bottled juice, sweets, biscuits and our major item which was the sanitary towels etc.
Following the alert bell, all the children gathered together in one room and here we were a it. We got a very huge chance to interact and speak inspirational words into the lives of these little children..
Surprising, through sharing, the little ones knew what Valentine’s Day was, and now they were eagerly waiting to see whether they also had loved ones. How lucky we were that we hit the jackpot.
The fun was thrillingly exciting; the innocent vulnerable children wouldn’t let us go. We shared our gifts with them, every child got a bottle of juice, biscuits and sweets and we ate as one big family. This is simply a memory worth keeping.
We had the girl session to take them through the menstrual health sensation. Here, we were able to teach the girls about menstruation, emphasized cleanliness and proper exposure. It was all successful we can say.
Before we knew it, we were joined by the Miss Tourism 2018/2019 our Guest of Honor that day, who got the whole community excited about her arrival as all teachers rushed to meet her and take some pictures with her.
A school tour just gave us a clearer view of the life of the disabled children. Witnessing those who were capable of walking assisting those in wheel chairs, while those that were capable of washing also did the same to those that were not able was so life touching, as the little ones support themselves in all possible ways.
Miss Tourism was able to enjoy couple of moments with these children as this was aimed at empowering them and changing their lives, to get to believe in themselves and know their competencies.
It was fun all day. Nothing is as rewarding as giving back to the community with an excited heart, it is so self-esteeming.
This, even you can do. You don’t need much to give. Alternatively, you can join a registered NGO that does the kind of charity and be part.
Several campaigns that empower the young and the youth are going on throughout the country. And as for the “Give a Pad, Gift health” campaign with Love Uganda Foundation, this was just the first phase, we are still reaching out to many more girls in the country. You can join the campaign through donating a single pad and create impact that lasts for generations.