We visited the US Embassy in Kampala today and had a meeting with Ambassador Deborah Malac.  Entrance into the Embassy required us to lock up any food, water, cameras, telephones, flash drives and pens in our possession.  Pens?  It was on the list of prohibited...

For seven years you supported Otto Enzio by paying his schools fees at St. Jude Primary School.  Otto is now in his third year at Restore Leadership High School in Gulu and you are continuing to support his education. I visited him at school to...

When Sharon and I came for our visit last year, we heard stories about students going morning to evening without food.  School begins at 7:30am and ends between 5pm and 6pm depending on the grade.  Many students leave their villages early in the morning to...

Sharon and I were excited to visit the new maternity ward at Lacor Hospital.  The new facilities are clean, spacious, and house double the number of beds as the previous ward.  This is crucial as lack of beds forced mothers to deliver on the floor....

Nine years ago,  St. Jude Children's home acquired 198 acres of land for farming.  Brother Elio Croce, the deputy director of St. Jude, cleared a road to provide access to the land, and began the tedious process of starting a farm.  The journey has not...

Lacor Hospital celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year. 60 years is the same age as life expectancy in Uganda.  This achievement makes the staff at Lacor feel very proud, but at the same time heightens their awareness of the challenges facing the hospital and its...

Sharon and I spent our first day  in Gulu visiting a young student at home in her village. Anena Nancy is 23 years old and confined to a wheelchair. When she was 14 years old, Nancy fell ill and doctors discovered that she had a tumor...

St. Jude Children's Home is extraordinarily successful in providing education to the children in their care. Read on to learn the evidence in support of the good news from St. Jude Primary School. (Do you need a quick a review of the system for education in...

To truly understand the ways in which your support is improving lives, you need to understand how the system for education in Uganda is organized.  Read on to learn about this system. Also learn the specifics of the impact of your support. As always, I'll end...

Health care and education.  I bet you would place these in your top five needs for a child – maybe your own child.  Turns out people in Uganda want the same things for their children. Ugandan parents want their children to be healthy.  They want them...