Greetings from Little Lambs Learning Center
(Uganda, East Africa)!
Our staff and children all send warm regards and gratitude for all that you have done and are doing to ensure their continued wellbeing.
Since April after we closed our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to continue with our children's education by going to their homes and assisting them with their school work. I am happy to report that their academic progress is really good. Thanks to your generosity we were able to purchase a three in one printer, photocopier and scanner which has come in handy for printing out more books during the lockdown. Also knowing how food and other basic needs are a challenge for our families we started giving out our Love In Action (food and toiletries) packages every two weeks. We have been doing this since the beginning of April and it has really been a great blessing to the families.
We have limited our giving to the families of the children who come to our Learning Center but when the need got too great we added a few families in dire need. We would love to do more but we are grateful for what we are able to do with the resources we have.
While we wait for the situation to get back to normal we are also making a few improvements on our Learning Center...we bought new desks to better suit the new curriculum ...we have repainted the school house to a color more friendly to our children and are making our playground even more safe and colorful for when our children return. As I mentioned before the need in Senge village is great and our dream is to expand our Learning center by opening up a primary section (Kristin Memorial Academy in honor of our dear friend and missionary) which will also help us retain our current children while offering more services to other children who can not afford a formal education in the village.
Our beloved visionary and cofounder Kristin Schattschneider had a dream of opening up a community library that would be open to every child in our village and would operate during after school hours. Our goal is to make that happen as part of our expansion.
We started a school garden which has yielded our first harvest...we were able to feed all our families with sweet potatoes, cassava, and matoke (plantain). We are getting ready to harvest cabbage, carrots, maize, and onions....we would love to also expand on this in the future as it helps with feeding our children while they're at school. We have enough land to do this but need to hire more help to increase on production. We ask that you keep us in your prayers for the continuation of our ministry. On behalf of our children and staff I would like to say thank you and may God richly bless you for showing kindness to those in need. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of these children. Barbara Keyaga Sebulime.