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!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The clinic is almost finished....

The Paediatric HIV clinic is almost finished!! The painting is almost done and the finishing touch will be the last. I think that it looks very nice, the whole building had to be painted again and it looks very smart! The iron sheets will be removed and the ground around it will be cleaned up. It will be all used as  HIV clinic for the children and their parents. This big room will be used for research and meetings. 
The plan is, that we give the whole building to Soroti Hospital in the first week of December. So it has to be complete by then.We are organising a week for all the older children who have been with us in the past and who are HIV+. In that week we will encourage them and support them in issues which are still hard for them to accept and handle. We want to give the building to the hospital in that week. I will share more about this plan in another blog.
This is Pauline, I wrote about her in the blog of Nov. 3. Her mother got a mental problem after she saw her whole family being murdered by the rebels. Then she got pregnant, her baby is with us and she comes almost daily to sit with her and hold her. We felt that the feet of Pauline were not straight and took her for a check-up  this resulted in plaster on both legs, every week it will be changed, today is was the day for the changing, and Pauline is crying now, it hurts a bit. The mother was scared when she saw it, but we could explain it to her and now she feels okay with it.
 Today baby Florence was brought to Amecet. She is 3 days old and her mother died 2 days ago.After the delivery she kept on bleeding and she passed away. So very sad, the father is on the run, he left 7 months ago after a problem on his job and is not seen since. There are in total 5 children, the oldest is 12 years old and Florence is the youngest. The grandmother and the auntie are the ones looking after the children. Florence has not been drinking for 3 days, they gave her only a bit of water by spoon. The first feeding we gave her, we had to stop her, because she wanted to drink and drink. We hope we can help the family a bit with caring for this beautiful little baby. 

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