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 and go to school. We offer prayers, encouragement and training to these mothers in hopes that they will serve as good role models for their children, all this despite having grown up for the most part in IDP camps themselves with no good role models to follow or normal cultural norms to fall back on during their formative years.
You realize that these women have hopes and dreams for the future success of their children just like we do here in the U.S. They were so excited to get their photos taken with their children. Most of them have not had their photos taken before!