Our Sister Parish in Uganda

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Buchunya, Uganda – Archdiocese of Tororonding

As a part of our pastoral plan, Harvesters in Christ, the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative establish a goal of connecting with a "sister parish": The Collaborative will identify and establish a relationship with a local or third world country sister parish by September 30, 2017. This goal was accomplished ahead of time, begining last summer wen we established sister parish with Fr. Timothy Mayamba at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Buchunya, Uganda – Archdiocese of Tororonding. 

Since 2016 we have conducted fundraising to raise money to aid in the building of a parish nursery school and in the summer of 2017 we will be sending over donated Rosaries as well.

In July of 2017 Fr. Timothy, pastor of our sister church, sent to us a note giving us an update on the progress of the school and some pictures of the school and the construction progress. Fr. Timothy stated, that with our contrbutions they "were able to cover the following;  completion of the Nursery building, (verandah, pit latrine, Kitchen, plastering, classroom benches, etc)." There is still some work to be done but the children are already using the school!

At Left are the children in front of the school. At the forefront is little Kevin, modeling the school uniform (orange and aqua) that will be in use for all students in the future.

Below are some pictures of the construction process in the school compund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building the School Kitchen:

 

Building the Latrine:

   

Working on the Veranda

 

Uganda

 

            Flag of Uganda

From Wikipedia: 
Uganda (/juːˈɡændə/ yew-GAN-də or /juːˈɡɑːndə/ yew-GAHN-də), officially the Republic of Uganda,[1] is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.

Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the British, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, including a lengthy civil war against the Lord's Resistance Army in the Northern Region, which has caused hundreds of thousands of casualties.

The official languages are English and Swahili, although "any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law." Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and several other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole, Rukiga, and Luo.

 


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