Uganda is one of the youngest nations in the world, in 2015 48% of Uganda's population was under the age of 15 years old. Comparatively in 2015, 16% of Canada's and 19% of America's populations were under the age of 15. Erasmus was quoted to say that "the main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth". Radiant Francis, in the picture above, personifies this hope.
Thanks to you our partners Francis has started her last semester at teachers college this month. Next year we are looking forward to hiring her to be a teacher at our own primary school. When Francis finished high school we didn't have funding for her to go to College so she volunteered at the Our Village school for a year. She taught our kids that they have a testimony and she would share her own powerful testimony with them. The children look up to her and the hope she has is contagious as the children dream that one day they could grow up to be like her. Having positive role models who look like you and who come from where you come from is so important.
Ugandan is rich with youth and imagine if these youth were empowered by a loving community and also given the chance to receive further education. We can imagine it, it looks like Francis.
Thank you for being a part of our loving community.