Another year is here and we wish you a better and more optimistic year than 2021!
Will Ruth continue to find even more children with disabilities and when will the number reduce? Hopefully an introduction of a malaria vaccination would significantly reduce the numbers.
The Kumi team has certainly not been idle and January has been a successful month which we shall portray in our photographs.
Our students have returned to their studies now that President Museveni has ordered that schools reopen and our team has been busy buying their requirements and paying the school fees from our funds.
The visiting Dutch orthopaedic surgeon has operated on many patients funded by our fund raising, Post polio sufferers have been given a new life with their tricycles, Akol Christine has a roof over her head and so the team’s work continues and it is with very many thanks to Ruth, our CBR worker, and Antony, our physio, who have worked in the field with Harriet, Alex and the many other unsung heroes joining in the team work.
COVID continues and we seem to be learning to cope with the situation. Kumi Hospital hasn’t escaped but this is not deterring us and on 4 February a group of five of us are setting out after a long two-year absence. Trustee Lynne and her daughter and I, with two of our grandsons, will hopefully prove negative with our COVID tests and manage to reach Kumi in spite of the excessive paperwork now required to enter Uganda. A week later, the Wheels for the World team arrive to distribute over a hundred wheelchairs and even more mobility aids to those in need. Our list is long and many will sadly not be selected but we are extremely grateful for this opportunity. The container will hopefully reach Kumi hospital in spite of the Uganda Customs clearance difficulties being encountered as I write. We shall update our blog as the days pass by so watch this space!
Let me finish now as I could write a chapter for each day so I will add some photos to demonstrate the work done by the team.