Voluntary service to the marginalized
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."
As they began 2014, a group of Uganda Scouts winded down a very successful 2013 with an unforgettable and very significant community service in the slums of Kikaramojja. This slum is located in Jinja district, which is around 80Km away from the capital city - Kampala. The name Kikaramoja is derived from the locals who are mainly Karamajong or from Karamoja region (from North Eastern Uganda).
This activity involved delivering of over 2000 packs of clothes to the community. They also gave away more than 129 kilograms of rice and sugar to the widows and the HIV+ (positive) women of this area.
While giving out these, the Scouts used this opportunity to recruit members of the community to join UReport – a free mobile phone sms program that is designed to address issues that the young people of Uganda care about and are affecting them.
This community service was made through the support of Yimba Uganda, GIPPs Foundation, Needy Child Foundation, UNICEF Uganda and Pearl Scouts Group.
-- Courtesy of Ibrahim Kizito