THIRD WAVE HITS UGANDA
This weekend we received news that Uganda’s President, Museveni has declared a nationwide lockdown for Uganda effective immediately. This decision comes after reports show that the number of positive COVID cases has spiked in Uganda reaching an all time high since the onset of the pandemic.
With this 3rd wave of COVID the Ugandan government has quickly instituted strict lockdown measures in an attempt to bring the case numbers back down. Measures that will affect the staff and children of Hope Project Uganda are the immediate closing of all churches and schools; as well as a ban on non food markets and inter-district travel. Due to these restrictions we have also postponed our June Uganda Team set to depart this week.
We must comply with all governmental requirements to protect the mission and future well being of all our children. This week children will begin relocation to their native villages and be re-established with their emergency caregivers as done during the 1st wave of COVID. Our staff and social workers will again perform wellness visits to deliver food and supplies to each child. In addition we are researching the ability to appeal for exceptions to keep medically fragile and high risk children at the Hope Project during the lockdown.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Join us in petitioning God for safety and protection over our children and staff in Hope Project Uganda.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6
With this lockdown we are faced with new challenges as inter-district travel is banned. What this means is that our staff will not be able to cross district borders to deliver food and supplies to the children. Our team is working around the clock to determine the best course of action to safely transfer food and supplies between districts. If you are interested in helping with this immediate need we hope to purchase another motorcycle ($1,800) and numerous bicycles ($1,400) to keep the flow of supplies uninterrupted as our Ugandan family navigates this difficult time. CLICK HERE and give to “Greatest Need.”