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, April 25, 2013

World Malaria Day..

Today it was World Malaria Day, there is a lot of malaria in Uganda. We have in Amecet also a lot of malaria, in spite of the mosquito nets, the screens for the windows and the regular spraying of the house. I have at least 4 times per year malaria. But it is still the cause of many deaths here, especially little children and pregnant ladies. As Amecet, we were invited to be part of the meeting to organise. They asked us, with some other organisations, to have a exhibition at the place where the
 meeting was going to be.
 The meeting would start at 9 am. We decided to go with all the children, also the babies. We arrived at the field at 10.30 and they were still setting up the tents. So we stayed in our cars, with all the children, it was too hot otherwise in the sun. This is what it looked liked, every staff had a baby to hold and feed!

When the tents were standing, they gave us a spot and we made our "alive" exhibition! As you can see there were not many people yet. Everybody came on "African" time.
At 11.30 am they started with the march through the town. (should have been 9.00 am) There was a brass band and they walked for 45 minutes through town. We stayed under the shade of the tent. We didn't want to take all the children on the march, it was too hot.
After the march, they returned to the field and after the National Anthem, the Guest of Honor and other officials, made a walk to inspect all the different organisations who had exhibitions. Here you see them at our "exhibition", asking questions and wishing us the best. Then the programme started with songs and Poems, done by different schools, and the speeches of the Guest of Honor and other officials. We left before it was finished, it was getting too much for the little one's. We received 20 mosquito nets for Amecet!

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