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!

Friday, September 5, 2014

100 Years Uganda Police:" Run for a child" .

The Ugandan police is celebrating 100 years of existence on 3/10/2014.
As part of the activities, they are organizing a marathon in Soroti on 6/9/2014. The purpose of this marathon is to raise money towards support for the vulnerable children in Amecet!
We are working a lot with the Police, many children, who are in a crisis situation are brought to the Police and they bring them to Amecet. The child is safe and in the meantime the situation will be assessed, by the Police, Probation office and Amecet. Our Social workers Elias and Simon are quite busy with the children who come via Police. There are sometimes children found in town, they are lost, so the family must be traced. There are children who are abused, that cost a bit more of time and counselling to find a safe home for the child again. Sometimes there is a new born baby found, this are emergency cases and we are happy to help.
On this picture the Soroti District Police Commander is visiting Amecet. It is good to network and have good relationships with the partners. We are very honored that the Police choose Amecet for their celebration activity from several other NGO's. It means recognition of our work and a chance to tell more people about our Ministry and how to care for their vulnerable children themselves. Simon has gotten the opportunity to speak on several radio stations in Teso, to talk about the children and people can call in to ask questions. There are 4 places in Soroti where people can register to join the 8 km. Marathon trough Soroti town. We have up till now registered 200 people in Amecet alone and people can also buy a T-shirt, which are donated and the money is also for Amecet.
I let you know how the day went!

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