CCDO Housing for Orphaned Children, Parts One & Two
Wow, we’re really coming ’round the bend now, and it’s about as exciting a ride as could be.. this one, all about the journey of building a new home for 80 orphaned children in Buyobo, Uganda. By October 31st, the day children of all ages will be dressing up for Hallowe’en in Canada, etc, for an day/evening of fun and fantasy with pumpkins, spiders and super scary haunted houses, the plan is we’ll have just finished putting the final touches on this simple, joyful housing project of peace and Love.
In this continuing photo essay (please scroll down to see Part One) we last left off at the floor level of the two buildings we are helping the community based organization to construct.. let us take you all the way to the roof now, with Love and Gratitude to all ~
Thanks so much to everyone.. the contributors, the porters, masons, roofers, suppliers who have helped with their best prices, the neighbours, political and community members who are being so supportive and encouraging, who are sharing in the empowerment opportunities being created here.. the well wishers who are temporarily caring for the orphaned children who will live here soon, the children for their patience and joy and courage.. there is so much gratitude and Love to you all, for you all, from us all………
Blessings in Love, Catherine
The reason for my short stay of three months in Canada following my last journey in Uganda (Sept 2012 to March 2013) was because we were all ready to break ground on our 2nd building project for orphaned children in a neighboring community to Mutufu. It was there, in Mutufu, that we completed housing for 40 kids in full time care with ACIO – Aids Concern Integrated Organization, in March 2013.
As you may recall, CCDO – Community Child Development Orphanage – is another local community based orgainzation LITA is ‘partnering’ with as they develop along the path to self sustainability. CCDO assists orphaned children and caregivers/guardians of orphaned children in the sub county of Buyobo in eastern Uganda. Further to work we have already undertaken and completed in the Buyobo community in support of caregivers who have ‘adopted’ orphans into their home, CCDO, under their care umbrella, has long identified close to 80 orphaned children who require the support of full time care. Presently those children are, for the most part, staying temporarily with “well wishers” in the community, and CCDO is providing for all their basic needs, including food, with proceeds from the school they are running. There, in addition to the 80 orphaned children in care, somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 other children from the community are also enrolled.
With the very kind and generous support of donors in Canada who are making it all possible, LITA is now involved in duplicating the building we completed in Mutufu last March, only this time, times two. We’re feeling grateful and inspired to be able to assist CCDO as they assist and care for a number of orphaned children in their community.
Here then is the start up of the building process that’s taking place right now. We’re building the two dorms concurrently, one for girls, one for boys, and so far, that’s proving to be a good decision. We are able to be saving on transport costs as we can double up on the delivery of materials, AND, we’re thrilled to be able to be employing many local men at the site from both Buyobo and neighboring Mutufu, as well as five students on break between terms from school.
We’ll be posting photos in Parts 1, 2 and 3 as we carry on the process, showing all the phases of building. Thanks so much for following along, and thanks even more for all your kind wishes and very Loving support.
More very soon.. thank you, thank you for sharing in this very exciting project with us all…. thank you to all those who are making it possible.