It was a memorable and fun filled day for the children at UWESO Masulita Children’s Home in Wakiso district on Saturday. Uganda Womwn’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) held a fun at UWESO Masulita children’s home located in commemoration of the 30 years of the organization.
In a bid to bring a smile on the faces of the needy children, Digital Platform of Uganda (DPU) led by Mr Arinaitwe Rugyendo paid a visit to school to celebrate with them.
On behalf of DPU, he pledged to support the Vocational Centre which has been set up at the school with digital skills to help them cope with life after UWESO.
“About 90 percent of the members are former vulnerable children who were supported by other people to become the people they are today. You too can become like each one of us. We decided in our group not to wait for government and donors because we could do something and ask later for others to come on board,” he said. DPU donated shs1m and also bought a cake for the children. Prominent city lawyer and politician, Mr Justus Karuhanga also graced the occasion.
Rugyendo and Karuhanga came with their children who performed at the function and collected cash which they later donated to children’s home. The children were urged to focus on their education because they have the potential to become great people in Uganda.
Members of DPU advised children listen to those who care for them and be disciplined if they are to succeed in life. “You can be like some of us because even us we are like this because we listened to people who helped us.
The Executive director of Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO), Ms Mabel Kiggundu explained that UWESO was founded in 1986 by the first lady Ms Janet Museveni who together with a few mothers wanted to help orphans whose parents had died in the war. UWESO currently cares for a total of 130 children.
Friends of UWESO also took a tour of the newly constructed facility that houses Mechanics, building, tailoring, hair styling, welding, building and concrete.
Kiggundu added that the Uganda Women’s Effort to save Orphans (UWESO) was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the early mid-1980s, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. UWESO operated in war-torn areas of the Luweero Triangle and are now operating in 15 districts.