Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Teso has now a Orthopedic Centre.

Today we were invited for the commissioning of the Orthopedic Centre in Kumi. It is build by Dr. Ekure, we have been going with several of our children to him. He is one of the 35 Orthopedic surgeons in the whole of Uganda. Kumi is one hour driving from Soroti over a very bad road. We have been already in the new hospital, Ruth has been operated there in January (Blog of Jan.13,2012). It is quite a blessing for the North East of Uganda, most of the specialists stay in Kampala. Before, everybody who had some orthopedic complications was referred to Mulago Hospital in Kampala, but now we have are own Orthopedic centre in our Teso region!
The invited guests were expected to arrive at 9 am, the church service was to start at 9.30 am. Simon and I left a bit late ( it is Africa!) we arrived at 10 am. They had all kind of open tents next to the centre. There was tight security, because the opening was going to be done by President Museveni, the President of Uganda. The church service started at 12 o`clock  and the President arrived at 5 pm. We sat the whole day under the tent, hot and very crowded. We got entertainment, singing, drama play and traditional music groups, it was nice, but very long!
After the opening and some more speeches,  President Museveni left and all the people who were present (at least 2,500 people) were invited for lunch (at 6 pm) in the Kumi hotel. Because we were invited guests, we got a ticket and we were asked to go to a big room inside the hotel, but most of the people were served outside the hotel. Amazing, food for so many people!! But the food was very nice, we were also very hungry. We were back in Soroti at 8 pm. We had an interesting day!

The Orthopedic Centre in Kumi
The speech of  President Yoweri Museveni.

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