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, February 17, 2017

We got the grant of approval by the Minister to operate a Children Home!!!!!

 Last week Simon travelled to Kampala to receive  the certificate out of the hands of the Minister. Today we celebrated this  again, together with the two Probation Officers and our staff of Amecet!
 This Certificate means so much to us, it means that we are one of the 39 approved Homes in Uganda. There are hundreds of Children Homes in Uganda, but only 39 are approved.I must say that the process towards this certificate was not an easy one. We did our first application in January 2002, now after a total of 5 applications, three assessments and 15 years further, we got our approval of the Government of Uganda! It really means a lot to us! We find it important to be transparent and in line with the Government rules. We improved on different area's and after the third assessment we are now an approved  Children Home!!
 So we had a toast on the future of Amecet, that we may be used for the good of the children!
This are the four men who have worked so much towards the Certificate. When I started the process 2002, later the men took over and did a great job... From left to right:
Elias Iga Okiror, Social Worker in Amecet
Oluka Amos, Probation Officer in Soroti
Ekallam Joseph Oteko, Retired Senior Probation Officer in Soroti, but was with us for years.
Orugon Simon, Social Worker in Amecet
We have been working together and I am very thankful for these 4 men. I think without them it would not have been the same.

I am also very thankful to God, Who was with us all those years and enabled us to help more than 800 children. We are also thankful for you, who read this post and support us by giving and prayers! Without your support we would not be able to do this ministry, we do appreciate you so much...
Please stay with us, this certificate is important, but it will change nothing in our work. Children are still suffering and we are committed to do what ever we can to help them, we still need your support!
We celebrate this milestone, but there is still much work to do!!!!!!!!

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