NAKAYENGA SUSAN

I am aged 17 and in senior four at Mt St Henry’s High School, Mukono. My father died of HIV when I was too young and I don’t remember him. I stay at Seeta Nazigo with my mother, Nakajjubi Florence, and two sisters and two brothers. Aunt Dr. Noerine Kaleeba did not let us down. She organized my secondary school education and also introduced me to KLC, and this brought a better me. I was introduced to retreats and career days where I chose to be a counselor, for which I need to be confident and friendly. To achieve my dream I have to balance my subjects and learn languages. I am working hard to...

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VISIT TO NAMA WELLNESS COMMUNITY CENTRE IN AUGUST 2014 by Sandra Anderson, KLC Board President

It was a pleasure to visit the new Nama Wellness Community Centre (NAWEC) in Mukonoto meet the staff and to see the consultation rooms and well-equipped laboratory. Most of all I was happy to see children and adults being diagnosed and treated for malaria, respiratory diseases and other ailments, and receiving treatment from the well-stocked pharmacy. I was fortunate to participate in a community outreach, which happens every Thursday respectively to the 46 villages throughout Nama Sub-County…usually under a tree. Quality HIV counseling and testing are provided on site. A highlight for me was...

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Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja

Today we visited Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja , an organization that helps patients with chronic illnesses die with dignity. I met Jane , 62, who has Liver cancer and HIV/AIDS and got a chance to see first hand these wonderful first line health workers who visit terminally ill patients to alleviate their pain. We will in the near future include in our outreaches a palliative care component.

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Meet Lubanga and Dirisa - Our LEAP Youths launching their own business

Lubanga, 24, and Dirisa, 18, born and residents of Kibooba village in Mpoma parish, Nama sub-county are young determined individuals that are causing positive impact in th eir community. After joining the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeship program (LEAP) Lubanga and Dirisa decided to make an alliance and agreed to start a vegetable growing project. As part of this project they grow a variety of vegetables. Though most of the community members require a big piece of land to do agriculture, Dirisa and Lubanda have broken the status quo. Having acquired innovative skills through...

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