See how beautiful it is, brothers and sisters coming together with love that God gave us to extend it to other human beings, praise be to the Almighty.
Yesterday, 19th, December, 2020 will always be memorable for the smiles shared, love expressed and hope restored.
Through #SpreadingWingsInternational, the CEO Mordecai Muriisa Martin Junior lead a team of 15 wonderful young men and women to do a charity outreach dubbed #GiftedHands in places like #Katanga-Wandegeya, #Makerere-Kivulu, Bwaise and Kamwokya.
We pulled together finances, home basic needs like Sugar, Salt, maize flour, soap, cooking oil, clothes and others in collaboration with friends of friends and donated them to the less privileged families in the above mentioned locations.
We did something, but to few individuals, many people need a few things which may not be a matter to you, a cloth that you plan to use as a rag, someone is waiting for it on a good day. Extend a hand in your ability and capacity whenever a call is made.
I want to extend my solid appreciation to whoever accepted to join us in the noble cause, my prayer is that, the Almighty rewards abundantly and enables you not to give up.
Tumwesigye Abdulshahid Senior
Organising Secretary #giftedhands.
Over the weekend, Spreading Wings International visited Kuza Orphanage center, Seeta – Mukono, Lumuli Village during our Mid-year charity outreach and we extended our donations ranging from food stuffs, home basic needs, scholastic materials, words of hope and others.
We felt touched by the story of the facility, and how COVID-19 affected their operations as narrated below.
On 24th May 2005 mayhem engulfed Kyaggwe in Mukono Municipality when assailants attacked and opened fire against pupils and students at Saint Mary’s Primary and Secondary School Katente in Kyaggwe – Mukono.
Immediately after their ill actions, the perpetrators took off leaving the community worried while police launched manhunt and investigations, parents and guardians came to their kids rescue in fear of what had happened.
Over 20 kids remained stranded and helpless, these were orphans who were being taken care of by the school, when the school decided to suspend operation for further investigations, the matron then, Shabunam Namuyanja decided to take them at her place and luckily enough her husband welcomed them.
Months turned into years and years and years and no one came for kids, she eventually decided to open up an orphanage center that would welcome abandoned kids and orphans.
Kuza Orphanage Home was the name she chose to give this home, (Kuza to literally mean raising a child).
In order to help kids not be sad about their past, she and her family members that is to say her children and relatives started up a cultural troupe and kids would be dancing and singing, this morphed into a group that would fetch them money to feed the family through invitations it receives to perform on all types of parties.
Since then to date, she has not stopped, she continues to welcome children, the little ones then are now big boys and girls and others are responsible men and women in different capacities. There even those who don’t know their parents, some are dropped at the facility gate as young as they are one month old.
The facility, with the dance wing Kuza Troupe Africa has been doing well despite a few challenges, but when COVID-19 outbreak was declared in the world and it’s subsequent effects like the lockdown, restricted movements and gatherings, the troupe has been battling to raise funds for day to day activities, and needs since the invitations to perform on different occasions are no more.
This came to our attention to mobilize support from our friends and visited them to help with the little we managed during our Mid-year charity outreach named ‘Where Hands Meet’, under the theme ‘ We are here for you’.
We were thrilled by the reception, performance were super nice and very refreshing, we were humbled by the appreciation and comfort from the facility.
We share these photos not to show off, but to account for your contributions and inspire those with good hearts to visit them because they are still in need of Matresses, blankets, bedsheets, financial assistance and more, perhaps also to join us next time.
Thank you all, May God bless you.
Spreading the Wings of Love Internationally ❤️
Well, they always say it’s not good idea to carry a camera everytime you’re to do some charity work and i truly understand and respect it however someone could be wondering the reason why i carried it, i and my brother Hon Lugamba Joel believe that there’s always a great inspiration to many people whenever they see these kind of hearts and love shared.
We here by carried it to inspire more people with love to spread the love.
This is what went down at Midland Nursery and Primary (orphanage) School today where we reached a hand to the school.
Yesterday, we were once again honoured to speak to students of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kampala international university.
We motivated them to keep their hands on desires and passion for the chosen field and the sky will be the limit.
Over the weekend, we yet again spoke to three (3) community based organizations that is to say, Her voice too, Peddle Uganda and Chicken Roasters based in areas of Kasanvu – Kisugu, Namuwongo, Kibuli, Wabigalo and the neighborhood.
This session was organized by Plan International in partnership with the above mentioned groups.
These groups comprise of youth grew up in slums, they used to engage themselves in various mischiefs including drug abuse, sex harassment, stealing and others.
Few years back, #PlanInternational with safer cities for girls project approached the former unruly and notorious youth to transform their lives, they were encouraged to engage in income generating activities like chicken roasting and others, sports activities, dance, singing and rights advocacy for both girls and boys and they have really transformed.
We addressed them, first what we do as Spreading Wings International and later our founder Mordecai Muriisa Martin Junior spoke about his life journey from slums to where he his now against all the odds. He gave motivational message, hope and inspired them to fight for their place in the world.
We were once again pleased with the reception given to us, and we hope to meet these people again when they have moved further steps in life, we hope to work with them in our community outreaches too.