Archive for Category: "Agwata Community News"

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School

Uganda Volunteers Help Make Bricks for Northern Uganda School In February, two Uganda volunteers from the U.S. visited Agwata’s northern Uganda school.  The community was hard at work making bricks for the fourth classroom block at this northern Uganda school which is located less than 50 kilometers from the Sudan border.  Over 10,000 bricks need to […]

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Immunization Services Needed at Northern Uganda Clinic

Immunization Services Needed at Northern Uganda Clinic

Motorcycle Will Give Northern Uganda Clinic Access to Immunization Services  Help Mwaka and other children and babies in Agwata be able to receive needed immunizations in their northern Uganda clinic located in Agwata village in Lamwo district. Currently, mothers and their infants and children must travel either 17 or 31 kilometers to the next nearest health […]

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Celebrating Women in Northern Uganda

Celebrating Women in Northern Uganda

Outreach Uganda Helps Sponsor Local International Women’s Day Festival in Lamwo District In a community where over 60% of females responded that sometimes it is OK to be beaten by one’s husband, celebrating womanhood is no small matter. In early May, over 50 ladies and even some men from Agwata village traveled to Palabek Gem to […]

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Income Generation in Action: Harvesting Honey

Income Generation in Action: Harvesting Honey

Abera Beehive Project Brings Sweet Returns:   In the northern Uganda village of Agwata, the approximate 90 women with whom we work have organized themselves into five smaller work clusters. Each cluster elects their own officers and chooses their own income-generation projects as they work to overcome poverty. The Abera cluster decided last year to […]

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Agwata Clinic to Offer Maternal Care

Agwata Clinic to Offer Maternal Care

Local health center provides more services to more people:    The World Health Organization reported in 2011 that, on average, 1,000 deaths occurred per day due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of these deaths were in developing countries, including sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these lives could be saved if mothers had access to adequate health […]

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Meet Some of our Ugandan Moms and their Babies

Meet Some of our Ugandan Moms and their Babies

Outreach Uganda’s programs focus especially on Ugandan women and their children.  In northern Uganda, where two of our women’s groups are located, our programs focus especially on women and children.  Here are some of our mothers and their babies.  Outreach Uganda helped open a health clinic in June 2013 which serves over 7000 people including […]

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Cubu School Classroom Blocks Get Cement Floors!

Cubu School Classroom Blocks Get Cement Floors!

We are quite excited that the floors in the classrooms of our two classroom blocks at the Cubu school were finally finished this past July 2013!  The two classroom blocks at the Cubu school were completed in July and August of 2012, and excited teachers and students moved into the buildings and began using them […]

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Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Today, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child.   In a world where 1 in 4 girls are born into poverty (World Bank) and 66 million girls are out of school (UNESCO), let’s take a moment to stop and think.  What can be done to help underprivileged girls find their way in […]

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Tribute to Our Ugandan Mothers in Agwata

Tribute to Our Ugandan Mothers in Agwata

We weren’t in Uganda on Mother’s Day this year.  But after our June visit, we felt compelled  to recognize the wonderful Ugandan mothers in our Agwata women’s group, who on a daily basis  make courageous decisions for the betterment of their children’s lives, and who endure unbelievable hardships so that their children might survive, eat […]

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Cubu Health Care Unit Opens Doors June 13

Cubu Health Care Unit Opens Doors June 13

Outreach Uganda in partnership with the Agwata community opened a local health care clinic June 13.  Outreach Uganda was fortunate to have the volunteer assistance of Sacha, a registered nurse from Canada who spent over two weeks in Agwata helping oversee the opening of the clinic.  Sacha had worked in Tanzania for nine months with […]

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