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Letter from the President
Louise, our President, returned from Uganda in October 2019. We are advancing the St Raphael Teaching Hospital Project by focus our efforts on our area of specialty: the pediatric building. We are anxious to start as the needs for the children's population are especially great. This would be a way to start small and eventually build the full-fledged facility to provide for adult care as well. As of December, we submitted a project Proposal for a 41-bed Children's hospital to the Kibaale District. We plan to use this facility as soon as built. It is designed to stand alone. We are planning to break ground in March 2020. With your financial help, we can meet this challenge. To learn more, see The St Raphael Hospital Project
Louise spent much time at the Pregnancy Resource Center located in Kampla. We focused on advancing the pilot program for a new Abstinence based education program to be taught in schools. We plan to use the Collier Community Abstinence Program used in Florida and having a great success record in decreasing pregnancies and STDs among the youth. We are working with two dioceses to approve the program for it to be taught in Catholic High Schools.
We are happy to report that the Health Partners' Insurance trial started in Kibaale in Feb 2018 now has more than 1200 members!. This means that we now have insured people receiving care! We have appointed a Governing Board! We want local people to join a Health Insurance Cooperative which will help them to plan for their medical care the same way they plan for food, shelter, or clothing for their families. Our provider of care, the St Luke Health center 3, has built two new facilities to meet the needs: out-patient center and increased bed capacity to 30 beds. The insurance concept is such a blessing.
Our Pregnancy Resource Center in Kampala is flourishing.We continue to counsel young women in distressing pregnancies. Once they receive our support, prayers, counseling, and baby clothing, they are no longer distressed. As our PRC provides an example of free and inconditional support for the young women, their families react more positively and allow the pregnant youths to reintegrate their families. It is a circle of love, welcoming new life in spite of difficult circumstances at the onset. One young mother has graduated as a hairstylist/cosmetologist, a two-year program. Another mother will soon graduate as a cosmetologist. She is supported by a scholarship from our Adopt-A-Mom program. We will assist them any way we can with finding a position in accordance with their new skills! Soon,they will be in a position to support themselves and their babies. Would you consider donating $50/month to sponsor a new mother?
Our 3 counselors teach our Youth Sexual Integrity program in schools to thousands of young people yearly. Students are given a healthy view of sexuality in the context of marriage, the best structure to experience parenthood and the healthier choice. We teach the value of life in the womb, the purpose of abstinence before marriage, the value of education and how to achieve your dreams. This combination works!
So far, Louise has trained more than 400 teachers of the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Fertility Regulation, so couples can learn a tool to plan their families naturally. We held a Teacher Training in Oct 2019 for 17 participants.
For the past two years, the Alliance has been operating a Billings Life Centre in collaboration with the World Organization of Ovulation Method Billings (WOOMB). This center is located in our Pregnancy Resource Center in Kampala, Uganda.
WE have submitted a Letter to the China Ambassador to the US regarding the prtests in Hong Kong. The youth are risking their lifves every week-end for the past six months to protest the government intrusion in their civil freedoms. See Home Page article
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