Letter from John Baptist Kaggwa, Bishop of Masaka
We are very grateful to receive this message about the work of EVC Uganda from the Bishop of Masaka, Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa.
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It is a joy and pleasure to write a few lines about the EVC - Uganda.
EVC: Stands for Empowering Vulnerable Children in Uganda. It is a charitable organization started by Ted and Judi Fawcett in England to assist the most vulnerable children in Uganda. The vulnerable children intended include: the orphans, children with disabilities like the deaf and blind etc...
Very often these children receive very little attention and care, thinking that they may contribute very little to society. But if trained and given equal opportunities as the other children, they can do a lot and they can become less dependent on others. This is the very Vision of EVC.
EVC has been in Uganda particularly in Masaka Diocese and especially in Kyamuliibwa and Kyansi Parishes. The children so far assisted by EVC are over 130 in different educational levels: Primary standard, Senior Secondary, Technical / Vocational etc...
EVC pays mainly for their school fees and other small requirements. Of course EVC is limited by funds, otherwise it would do a lot more because the need is there and the number of vulnerable children is big.
EVC came to Uganda through Rev. Fr. Boniface Kayabula who visited England and met Ted and Judi. These took interest in his work of helping such children and decided to form a charitable organization that would try to solicit funds for these children.
There are already two schools built for those children; one is St. Kizito in Kyamuliibwa Parish and the second one is St. Matia Mulumba Kyankoole in Kyansi Parish. These two schools are already full to capacity. The dormitories and classrooms need to be expanded and more school - fees are needed.
I am grateful to Ted and Judi Fawcett for their hard - work, dedication and generosity towards empowering the vulnerable children and I recommend their charitable organization.
May God bless all those who will join them in this noble cause.
+ John Baptist Kaggwa
BISHOP OF MASAKA DIOCESE
Kitovu, 5th October, 2016