A favorite time of day for many of the 300 girls and boys we serve in Uganda is story hour just before lights out at bedtime. When I am among them they beg me to tell them stories, especially stories about you, their American friends. They are highly inquisitive about your life, how you raise your kids and grandkids, what you like to do just for fun.
In preparing for this Christmas message to our St. Kizito supporters, I thought it would be marvelous to hear their description of how Christmas is celebrated by them in East Africa. I asked both our students and staff to describe for us their way of embracing this holy feast.
First born in a family of 6 children and an orphan withtout the father. Education has been a challenge and biggest problem not only with me but even the other siblings though fortunately, for my side, I received a helping hand from St. Kizito family that has enabled me attain A Level studies.
This is from which I derived my happiness and I would like to send a congratulatory message to everyone whose effort has thrown light on me through the St. Kizito’s family.
By: Topaco Godfrey
I offer my words of deep appreciation to St. Kizito Foundation that has made me see life. St. Kizito installed a fresh breath of life in the hearts of hundreds of children in Uganda.
Before meeting St. Kizito Foundation, I and many other children in Northern Uganda, comfortably in desperation, called ourselves plants amidst a forest of thorns.