Friday, May 9, 2014

Enjoy a trip to Rubanda through pictures Feb. 2014

I need better vision to see visitors, lovely friends.
Doves, symbols of Peace

Kids just need one click show
Quality education builds healthy relationships

Tomorrow's brains are here with Diana
Immaculate joins the kids to new tech.

Dr. Bruce & Fr. Dominic receive gifts fromYamba Abaana Uganda
Kids enjoy their leisure time

Leg or no leg Louis is a fan of soccer

More than curious
Dr. Bruce at work

Dr. Bruce mentors kids as coordinator of projects Rogers looks
Charity begins at a tender age

A kid cries to his mom for an opportunity to school after a visit to his brother at the school.

Kevin enjoys hide and seek
Soccer uniform, a gift form Kingdom Hope
"Where there is love you need no eyes"
E-Reader Kindle pilot project launched
Long Live Kingdom Hope
A mother admires sponsorship efforts
Diana mentors the kids in the new soccer field
Parents, children and sponsors' friendship

Future soccer fans and leader
Girls too need quality education opportunities
Dr. Bruce sits down for real business
Dr. Carey fully charged with a passion of love
Venensia and Rominet love new tech, E-Reader Kindle at Rubanda Solidarity School
Sr. Annamary excited at sponsors' letters of family photo and letter to their children

Yamba Abaana supporters charged with a passion for a difference
Technology, for rural poor kids is justice.

Dr. Carey mentors the kids on new E-Reader Kindles
                                              Artistic cultural gift from a school girls to visitors from USA

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Water! Water! Water!

Visitors from USA join Yamba Abaana UG. for H2O humt
Sr. Stella and Dr. Bruce a H2O hunt.
Water has become so crucial for Rubanda Solidarity School and the entire community of Rubanda. Concerned people have raised alarms for years but no lasting solution was ever found. The community has decided to go for a water hunting mission. This was prompted by their visit to the school and found kids crying out for drinking water. They also are aware of the unresolved burden to mothers and children who spend hours and hours traveling in search for possible water catchments. The solution seems far away off. But some hope came in this last February with the visit of our friends from the USA. With them we the community decided to launch a water hunting mission. Above, left is the visiting team's head Dr. Bruce Murray chating with Sr. Stellamaris Kysiimire on figuring out how long the hunting mission would take as the school bursar Mr. Kabananura looks on. To the top right,are some of the community members of Yamba Abaana Uganda leading the hunt.

The result of the hunting mission was one spotted area in the valley below the school as described by the photo below with water catchment potentials. In is below, Fr. Dominic and Dr. Bruce are standing on top of the hill pointing to that last possible place that once confirmed could provide water relief to the school and the community. The distance between the school on top of the hill to the valley on the possible well site is about seven hundred miters. That is quite a long distance for pumped water project in a community that electric power is unimaginable. However, it seems to be the only hope as the rain harvested water is never enough nor able to run through a school term. Its our hope that we will find water source, get funds and technical personnel to realize our hunting mission dream. Until then we shall not give up the hunt.
Dr. Bruce-left, with Fr. Dominic on a water hunt:  That is the only possible spot left to trap clean water for children.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

See us through our School pics

The camera lady of the day receives a training. Talents show up early!
Below is Dr. Bruce and Dr. Carey and their team from USA visiting children of Rubanda Solidarity. The photos speak much of what real life is at the school. Dr. Bruce was unsealing the letters from the children's sponsors which he was so generous to deliver and enjoyed carrying their replies back to the sponsors in USA. On the right side instead there is Dr. Carey enjoying children's warms. She must have found lots of friends and love with the kids. "Please Carey, Bruce, Pat, Evan and Erin we miss you so much in Rubanda", a word from the school prefects.