Archive for Category: "Agwata Community News"

Ugandan Women Harvest Tasty Honey

Ugandan Women Harvest Tasty Honey

Our Agwata beaders harvested their second crop of honey in late March.  They have an apiary area  in the bush not too far from the road which they started in mid-2011 with a special grant from a U.S. church. Northern Ugandan honey is especially prized by customers because of its good taste influenced by the bees […]

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Agwata Women Tackle Issues of Shelter, Violence and Drinking

Agwata Women Tackle Issues of Shelter, Violence and Drinking

Our Agwata group is divided into 5 clusters of about 18 women each.  Because their huts are widely scattered throughout the village area which spreads to over 6 km from one side to the other, the women have grouped themselves into clusters based on their geographic location.  We have spent much time with the women talking […]

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Peace Begins with You

Peace Begins with You

“Building Character” is the focus of Outreah Uganda’s 2012 training efforts  with all three of our Ugandan women’s groups (over 200 members), with our 160+ sponsored children and with our 300 students at the Agwata primary school in northern Uganda. The theme book for these Character Building Training efforts is entitled, “Peace Begins with You” by Katherine Scholes.  The […]

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Peace Pals for Uganda knitted by local church youth

Peace Pals for Uganda knitted by local church youth

Just a few days to go until the first group of volunteers leave for Uganda.  We’ve recently received a wonderful care package of over 25 knitted “Peace Pal” dolls from a nearby group of elementary age church children.  These avid knitters invested much time in making the dolls with the help of knitters from a nearby Lutheran […]

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Oxen Training Begins in Agwata

Oxen Training Begins in Agwata

Our Agwata beaders’ group began training its five oxen teams in early May this year.  Each of their five work clusters received a donation of an ox team and plow from a supporting church in Massachusetts.  Each cluster of about 18 women each plan to plow additional acreage on which to grow more cash crops […]

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