From 1st May we started supporting our new Parish Project “Uganda Amazing Youth Centre” .
A Youth & Vocational Training Centre which is being built for former child soldiers whose lives have been devastated by war. The Centre will provide trauma counselling & vocational skills that they need to realise a vision for their lives.
The following message was posted on the Jubilee Action website www.jubileeaction.co.uk from Project Leader in Uganda David Lagen. Abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army, forced to become a child soldier or sex slave, shunned by their communities when they managed to escape back home, you would think that the young people of northern Uganda had enough to contend with. Now they are facing even more difficulties thanks to inflation. Many people across Uganda are struggling to feed their families as the prices have skyrocketed, with some items trebled in price in a matter of months. Despite President Museveni’s ban of demonstrations, the leader of the opposition, Kizza Besigye, has led “walk to work” protests against the rising costs of food and fuel. The police responded with ruthless violence, brutally arresting opposition leaders and killing at least 10 people, some of whom were simply innocent bystanders.
We are cheered to hear that this week the government has finally urged police to show restraint, but this country still needs our support in this troubled time. I echo David Lagen, our partner on the ground in Uganda, in asking you to keep the people of Uganda in your prayers.