In June 2017, I worked with a local Ugandan charity called Branches of life international (BOLI). There I couldn’t go anywhere and not notice Uganda’s need. Children were on the streets begging and you couldn’t do anything because it would only encourage their mothers to send them back out again. I saw where street children stayed, but you couldn’t do anything because you had nowhere to put them. I have seen the threat street children have with people of the slums being forced out or even put in prison because the land has now been bought for development. These children are desperately in need of a safe haven, and this is what BOLI and Pleroma are trying to provide.
So I have decided that I will walk home in aid of Ugandan street kids raising funds for BOLI and Pleroma. This is about 300 miles from my university accommodation in Plymouth to Blackpool. My target: 3 weeks.
It not as simple as just walk and be done with it; I need to prepare, lose a couple of pounds and build up some muscles. You see, I have never walked more than a day before, and at a current weight of 66kg I’m not really cut out for such an endurance test… yet that is. If you click on the updates tab, you will see my progress. Once the walk gets on the way, I will update you daily.
This is my part, now it’s up to you. Will you support me on this journey and help battle the street kids crisis? If that is a yes, go over to the donate tab now!
About the Charities:
Branches of Life International
We are a Non-Profit Organization that offers a drop-in facility for youths aged 4-18, who live on the streets, orphaned, branded as witches and/or abused, and provide them with Shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, counselling, non-formal education, and vocational training. We also work towards raising awareness of these issues within the community.
Pleroma Ministries International:
“PLEROMA” is a Greek word meaning fullness of life. Colossians 2:9-10 says “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.”
We want the kids we work with to experience PLEROMA, to know they have access to a full life in Christ. We want our kids to know they are deeply loved and cared for by the King of Kings. Our mission is to spread Christ’s love to the forgotten children and families in the world.