Written By Fr. Mahon
During this time of my visit to our sister school, St. John the Evangelist, Arua, Uganda, I am sincerely moved by many factors. One is the beauty and grace of education, to help someone move from where they are to so much more! This is extremely evident as I shared life with our students and their exceptional teachers.
While the conditions are a significant challenge with many limitations, the dedication of parents, teachers, and our Principal, George, creates possibilities! The desire for new life in the midst of poverty and a lack of resources is so inspiring. The faces of students reveal signs of hope and joy as they sing songs of welcome for us.
Please be assured that your generosity to Seeds of Wisdom is opening the grace and gift of a future for children that otherwise would not be possible. It is remarkable to witness their joy in the midst of needs.
After hearing about their gratitude for all that you as benefactors have given them even in the midst of tragedy, I asked them what else they need? Mind you, they need a lot. My intention was to just hear from children. They responded, a football, (meaning a soccer ball), which came from more than one group. George, the Principal took me to a Sports store, and I purchased six soccer balls for the upper grades and six for the primary grades. All together we have five camp school located in different parts of the area and then the further need for boarding students. This all happened on the last day so I regrettably will not be able to see their faces as I am preparing to return home. However, George assured me they would be super excited.
More to come as I prepare to journey to Rochester and share my experience.