We have two videos of Kagoma Gate. Together they offer a terrific contrast to conditions before and after our efforts there. Please watch them both so you can see what a difference your contributions and work have made.
The first video was taken in Kagoma Gate before The Giving Circle came on the scene. The conditions found there at that time are described by Hope Stevens Neikirk:
“Less than 10 years ago this village was referred to as the village of forgotten people. The people in this village had come to Uganda from places like the Congo, Somalia, Northern Uganda in hopes of earning money cutting sugar cane. They were treated as virtual slaves, making pennies a day, then cast aside to this plot of land when they could no longer cut cane. They were offered no clean water, no health care, no education, no sanitation. Mother and infant mortality was high. Death from malaria and other diseases was common. None of the buildings seen at the end of this clip were there. NOW–2 school buildings, a medical clinic, a kitchen, latrines, a functioning well providing clean water, living quarters for teachers, livestock, gardens, fruit-bearing trees…all provided by The Giving Circle Africa, a 100% volunteer organization. Over 99% of all donations go directly to the projects.”
The second is a GREAT video by team members Carl and Cara Bloom Korn. We are so happy these two first timers are part of the TGC/TGCA family. In addition, Carl is a VERY important part of the US team for our Koi Koi Teachers College.
Thanks to you both for coming, for helping so much on the trip, for being so kind, and for becoming part of the The Giving Circle family.
As an introduction to their video, Carl said: “The Giving Circle’s 2018 delegation to Uganda made us laugh, made us cry and changed us forever. In this short slide show, come along with us for our journey to Kagoma Gate, the Busoga School and the Koi Koi House orphanage, and see the faces that are now forever burned into our hearts”