To show their friendship and support, young women from Roosevelt, Utah earn money by selling cinnamon rolls they baked to provide a means of learning new skills to their sisters in Uganda.
Young Women in the Ntinda Branch in Kampala, Uganda and Young women in the Roosevelt Second Ward in Roosevelt, Utah, USA have created a long-distance friendship with their respective Young Women groups. This friendship is not only benefitting them spiritually and socially, but it is also enabling the Uganda Young Women to learn a practical skill.
Knowing that children throughout the world love toys, a toy workshop sprang into action earlier this year when for his Eagle project, Lewis Gardner decided to make wooden toy cars for children in African orphanages.
With the help of his family, friends, and Renee Casperson’s second grade class at Academy Park Elementary in West Valley City, 100 wooden toy cars were completed. Tiny Tim’s Toy Factory in Utah cut out shapes of sedans, vans, race cars, and VW Beatles. The second grade class sanded them and then Lewis, along with family and friends, applied the varnish. Wheels were then attached to create the final product.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has in partnership with the Ministry of health donated 350 wheel chairs to the National Wheel Chair Committee of Uganda.
“Together We Can Make a Difference” was the theme of the Wheelchair Basic Training and Distribution held in Kampala, Uganda and the goal was to provide a way for the immobile to become mobile again.
Jinja Residents Benefit from Eye Care Project
“Save Sight Promote Education” was a recent initiative sponsored in Jinja District to help children with optical health problems. Three eye care camps were organized where consultation and treatment were given to over 800 people.
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