Friday, 6 March 2009

Sponsor a Refugee Home!

Mission International partners with REMA Ministries in Burundi to provide homes for returning refugees:

Refugees are returning to Burundi in huge numbers, their 'temporary' homes in Tanzania, DR Congo and Uganda are now being cleared and food aid and education withdrawn making it impossible for them to stay. The picture in Burundi, now their only option for a future, is not bright either. Many are returning with what they stand up in with no resources to begin again. Mission International along with out mission partners in Burundi, Rema Ministries, are seeking many ways to help support the returnees, helping them to make a new start. One of the ways to help uprooted and homeless people to make a new start is to provide them with a new home.

£2000 for a new family home:
For £2000 Mission International can provide a simple home for those who are returning from exile. Their place of belonging can be made secure and they can become a strong and productive member of the community when they have a place to stay.

Bricks are often made by burning them with wood, these 'fired' bricks are then used to build homes. Mission International uses a revolutionary system of compressed blocks which does not use any timber, thus saving the local and national environment. It takes upwards of 5 tonnes of timber to make 1 tonne of bricks.

Bricks can be transported in all sorts of ways, here a refugee pastor transports a few bricks at a time on his bike.

A simple home is begun.

If you would like to contribute, even a little, to the building of refugee homes then please follow this link

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

More children need sponsors:

Could you sponsor one of these children?
The children shown below are part of a very poor community in Namutamba, a remote village in western Uganda. The village is immersed in animism and encourages child sacrifice. The children are either abandoned by their parent, orphaned by one or both parents or have such poor families that they cannot afford to send them to school. £20 per month will fully sponsor a child but you can part sponsor a child from as little as £5 per month.

To print off a bank mandate form please click here.

To print off a GiftAid form please click here.

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Saturday, 15 November 2008

ARM partners with Mission International:

Namutamba Kids receive sponsorship via Mission International:

As a result of the Menzieshill High School team from Dundee visiting Namutamba in western Uganda, Mission International and ARM (Africa Renewal Ministries) have teamed up to begin a child sponsorship programme for this remote village. Namutamba and it environs are very beautiful but the population is extremely poor due to the affects witchcraft and animism. Sponsoring children in areas such as Namutamba can bring amazing short and long term benefits which will change the children's individual lives, that of their families, the community and the nation at large.

If you would like to sponsor one of Namutamba's children please click here (it takes £20/month to fully sponsor a child but Mission International provides part/shared sponsorship at £5, £10 and £15/month) A Gift Aid form can be printed by clicking here.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

ARM Sposorship scheme begins

Mission International parters with ARM:

Mission International has begun a sponsorship progtramme with ARM (Africa Renewal Ministries) to sponsor children in Namutamba.

If you would like to sponsor a child with ARM please email Mission International and we will send you the appropriate form.

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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Student sponsorship programme brings hope:

Carol Atugonza gets sponsored:

During a recent trip to Uganda a party of teachers met Carol Atugonza, after getting to know her and discovering that she is unable to fund her university degree. Carol is bright and would like to follow a career in business management but due to her family situation no funds are available for pay her university costs. The three teachers were touched by Carol's situation and have agreed to sponsor her to go to university.

Below Carol visits the Murchison Falls in north west Uganda, her first time to this natural beauty spot.
Sponsorship can cost up to £100/month but Mission International has set up their student sponsorship programme in units of £30/month, but you can contribute at any level.

If you would like to help by sponsoring or part sponsoring a student please click here to print a Bank Mandate form, and click here to print a Gift Aid form.

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Monday, 15 September 2008

University Student Sponsorship:

Bright students need support for University courses:

Many will already we aware of the support given to children by Mission International's Global Sponsor child sponsorship scheme. For £20/month a child can be given support for education, food, clothing, health care and accommodation. For some time now many very bright children who have reached the end of secondary school are unable to continue their education due to lack of funds and resources. Mission International's Global Sponsor also funds university students.

Nelson Kabanda (Uganda) has completed his university degree from Makerere University in Kampala and is currently studying for an ACCA accredited accountancy degree which he should finish by the end of 2008. He has been supported by Mission International throughout.

Here Nelson Celebrates with his brother at the graduation party held for him by his family.

To support a university student in the developing world please click on the following links:

One-off gift form with GiftAid form.

Regular giving form.

Separate GiftAid form.

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