In December, we shall make 12 years of making a difference in Uganda. Our mission is to transform lives. When we say we transform lives, this is what we mean:
My life got ignited
“My name is Vastine Christine Namata. I’m 20 years old. After a dark spell of my life – having no chance to continue formal education – my life got ignited in November 2020 when I was enrolled into the 25 Girls Project. My preferred area of training was in motor vehicle engineering. As you can see, I’m working on my dream of becoming the sought-after mechanic in my country.” Namata is a beneficiary of the 25 Girls Project that skills girls at-risk, former child brides and teenage mothers.
A house for helpless orphans
“My brother Francis Ssekatawa and I are so grateful to you (EDOU and Standard Chartered Bank) for building us a house. It is the first house we are going to sleep in,” said Livingstone Ssempebwa on the joy sleeping in a house for the first time at age 17.
Lives touched during the COVID-19 lockdown
“You don’t know what you have done!” 50-year-old Nalumaansi Elizabeth exclaimed. “Now we will have what to eat.” Nalumaansi stays with her 70-year-old mother and 8 grandchildren who were faced with starvation during the COVID-19 lockdown.
“I have received my COVID Relief. I really needed money because I had run out of domestic supplies and I had no hope of getting money anywhere. So, I really thank you, your family and God who knows our deepest needs. Thank you so much, words can’t express my joy, but I am truly happy. May God reward you a million folds. Thank you so much.” said a single mother living with her son on receiving money to buy food during the COVID-19 lockdown.
We always want such development initiatives
“We always want such development initiatives by people like you born in our area. It is always good coming back to work for your community. People in our community need it. I know this initiative is going to help many people in our area,” Mr. Edward Jjemba, LC 1 chairman, Kikandwa village said on the day EDOU officially launched at Kikandwa.
The scholarship made all the difference
“All hope was gone for her to be in school. My husband died and left with me nine children. Having no income, it was not going to be possible for my children to get an education. Now I know Bridget will get an education,” said Ms Annet Nakakandde, mother to Bridget Nakyanzi, a scholarship beneficiary.
Menstruating with dignity
“Now I will really be safe. I will not fear being embarrassed among boys,” said Tendo after receiving sanitary pads from EDOU.