Amecet is registered in Soroti as a Baby home and every year we get a re-newing of the license. But we have to be registered in Kampala, with the Ministry of Gender as well. The first application we send in 2003, the second in 2007, the third in 2011. We tried to follow up, how far they were and if anything was missing. This week Simon went with the two Probation Officers to Kampala to really find out what was going on. There they heard the news that it had been in the newspaper that all the children Homes should re-apply. In the beginning of this year there has been a problem with a children Home and after that all the applications were destroyed. The deadline was already over... They talked and then they were given three days to re-apply........
So Wednesday (yesterday), our whole office was full of papers, and extra laptops... The Health officer came and re-wrote his report. Amos the probation officer was with us to write reports, there were also new things to be done and it was a full day, up till 7 pm.
From left to right: Emmanuel (is doing his practise here for Social Worker), Then Amos the Probation officer and Elias, sorting through papers and answering questions.
All four on a row: Amos, Elias, Simon and Emmanuel.
And this was this morning, it is labour day, all the offices are closed, but Amos came again to help and also Simon, who had his free day today, was there again. At 12 o'clock noon, all was finished, we arranged it in a folder and Amos and Simon left to go to Serere, where the senior Probation officer lives, he had taken his free day. But he is the one to sign all the papers, so after he has signed, Simon and Amos are on their way to Kampala. Tomorrow morning they will bring all the papers to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. And our prayers are with them!!!!!(will be continued...)