I was in Ruhanga at the back end of Feb 2013 and caught up with the team working on the community health centre and they sent me updates on progress during the summer
Denis and his team continued to work towards the finishing line and just as they thought the end was in sight an inspector from the District Council visited and demanded a whole lot of changes, changes that required large sums of money.
Our friends at Hastoe were instrumental in helping the team to final mile.
The dispensary will be a crucial part of this initiative, medicines are very expensive in Uganda even when folk have money.
One of the changes the District Inspector wanted to see was a tiled floor. At the time I thought he was being nitpicking but looking at the results, I can see his point.
We urgently need to stock to this cupboard
This day seemed a long way off back in February.
Although the doors have opened, there is a lot of work to do still and we hope you can help us.
How can you help?
We are looking for volunteers from the health profession, doctors, nurse, dentists, specialists in tropical diseases so why not take time out and visit us.
Can you sponsor the salary of a local nurse, midwife, or doctor? If so please visit our page over at My Charity Page or click on the image below
We also need the sort of items you would find at a community health centre such as
Phew! It is August already, the Olympics have come and gone. Really proud that one of the Gold medals went to Stephen Kiprotich a Ugandan long Distance runner. Did you know it is 40 years since Uganda won a gold medal at the Olympics! This is a cue to get our school children interested in sports, you just never know the next Gold medal winner may come from Ruhanga.
So what have we been up to in the village
A fair amount but suffice to say, We have got off to a good start this year and have already completed a girls only toilet at the school to ensure that the older girls can remain at school, we completed a school kitchen so we can feed the children whilst they are in school, and work is under way on the Community Health Centre which we hope to complete by the end of the year.
These are the beginnings of a pit latrine that will be made available for the use of of callers to the health centre
It is only a pile of bricks now but stay tuned. We will be updating you with progress of the construction work
In the mean time we would like you to do one or two favours
TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT OUR WORK
COME VISIT US IN RUHANGA
CONSIDER MAKING A FINANCIAL DONATION SO WE CAN CONTINUE WITH THIS WORK THROUGH THE LINK