Food for Those in Need (Above). Normally Ugandans are able to grow their own food, however in 2020 due to travel restrictions from COVID, challenges appeared when local farmers could not access their family farms or the market. This resulted in a number of families running short of food and requesting assistance. Antioch's Calling provided funds to our partner ministries to purchase food and distribute it to people in the local community. Some of those who were assisted were orphans, seen above.
Land to Grow Food and Timber. In order to reduce future dependency on foreign funds for the purchase of food and timber, Antioch's Calling provided two separate grants for the purchase of land to grow food. Our partners ministries purchased two pieces of land with these grants shown below. The land on the left has timber which will be used in future construction projects. The land on the right is immediately adjacent Legacy Primary School and can be used to grow beans and corn.
New Nursery School. The school was constructed close to the Legacy Primary School compound. Ugandan law requires that nursery and primary schools be separated.
New Playground. Funds were provided for improvements at Legacy Primary School to create a playground for soccer and other sports for the children. Additionally, some funds were provided to assist in paying the teachers. Normally Legacy Primary School is self-sufficient, but sometimes the local people do not have enough money to pay them.
New Church Construction. Work continues on the Adyel church, a new church in Lira, Uganda. This year funds were provided to make progress on the church gallery. Unlike the United States, Ugandans begin using any building that is partially completed, and the Adyel church is no exception.