At the end of June 2019, I had the privilege of visiting Uganda for the many different works that Mission for Disability did. I had visited several other countries before, but no one took me back like this ministry in Uganda. Before I saw the work that this office did, All I knew was that they were building a school, and that was it. But I was completely overwhelmed by the scales, and the sheer number of things that Mission for Disability was doing at the same time.
Starting from the School of Special Needs, Mission for Disability, large-scale construction is being carried out in the rural area of Busia to build a school exclusively for handicapped children. In this region, even government officials see this school with great interest, and one can only imagine the excitement of the local and surrounding districts for this project. Within 3 months, the entire exterior structure of the school was fully built, and the locals all claimed that they had never seen such a stable building before.
In the meantime, Mission for Disability is also researching and building new concrete apartments for the disabled, which are most needed, which also serves as a small church for local people. Lovingly called the House of Blessings, I had the honor to visit 3 of the 12 houses that are currently completed and their inhabitants.
There is also a Wheel Chair Donating program, where Mission for Disability conducts pre-research to prepare crutches, wheelchairs and walking sticks. I can never forget the view of the parents and the faces of their young children when they got their new wheelchairs.
From the Busia district, Mission for Disability also built a large friendship village in the city of Mukono, where they provide shelter and assistance to people with HIV and AIDS. Not only that, but there is also a separate primary school for the children as well as a church to strengthen the faith of the locals. Not far away there is also a vocational school that they host.
I also had the opportunity to take a whole day to experience the local culture by staying with one of the local staff in his hometown. It happened to be the day of their two-yearly city festival, and I was amazed at the lively, energetic and powerful feeling of the people. The music was full of exciting beats, and people enjoyed each other’s company by giving gifts to everyone else, dancing together and hugging each other.
What was most touching to me was how Mission for Disability is doing everything in its power to benefit everyone equally by providing local jobs, treating and paying for them in a way that they would not otherwise have seen in any other position. Can. It shows in its expressions and gratitude how this mission changes not only their present lives, but also the lives of their future generations. I am therefore challenged to note that there are many others who are more than capable of doing great things, but are limited by their environment.
Mission for Disability does everything it can, working tirelessly day and night to do everything possible to help become human and particularly needy, neglected by others. It was indeed an honour to visit and get to know this mission, and I pray that it will continue to be a blessing to the people not only in Uganda, but also for the rest of Africa and the world.