Thursday, 27 October 2011

CAUSING A LASTING SOLUTION

It has been two years since Open Heart Orphanage Ministry has stepped in to find solution to raising number of helpless orphans by war, HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.



In 2010 Open Heart Nursery Day & Boarding Primary School was opened to support education effort of our organization with enrollment of 150 needy/orphaned children. In 2011 more 50 needy/orphaned children we enrolled which has increased our enrollment to 200 pupils. Although 550 are listed thus means we still have 350 children not yet helped.

We have 50 helpless orphans who has no were to turn, whom we took from streets and those we picked after the death of their parents or guardians. We had to divide them among our members because of little source of funds we have at the time, it happened because of monthly charges of accommodation and care takers monthly salaries.

So we give them food and medication per now in the homes where they live. All of our activities has been and are running on rented premises, and this keeps us asking and begging for funds for rent, food, medication and salary for teachers.

A LAND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO BELOW

(TEN ACRES = 4.04685642 HECTARES)

At $10,000 US dollars each acre

At £6,331.9192 British pounds each acre

At €7,271.14084 Euros each acre

For ten acres we need $100,000/US, £63,319.192/GB and €72,711.4084/Euros. With consultation from District agricultural office seven (7) acres with modern farming methods can raise enough food for 1000 children through out the year and the other three acres can be utilized as follows-

One acre for school buildings and administration offices, and one acre for kids play ground and one acre for recreational activities.

We are an organization running on faithful donations of God's people. This time we ask you friends and partners to stand with us raise the needed funds for the land and make a lasting solution for orphans in Uganda.

You can help from $0 to $100,000 or from zero of your respective currency to one hundred thousand US dollars.

When you help with between $5,000 and $100,000 your name will be posted on the stone and will be a memorable to the orphanage in organization life time. ( $5,000 gift buys a half an acre on that same land is where a small post with your name will be, $10,000 gift buy an acre on that same land a stone with your name will be).

And if you help with $50 to $4,000 a hand made craft will be sent to you from the orphans with your name.

http://ping.fm/nQI8N

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Volunteering is a great way to advance a cause, support an organization, and make a difference in our community. It can also be an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills. If you'd like to give something besides money, consider lending your time and talents to OPHOM that are important to you.

Applying to be a OPHOM volunteer is simple, just contact us by clicking here
Volunteer Positions Available

Program Coordinators
Home Support Visit to HIV positive clients (women children)
Teachers
Business Educator/Consultant (women empowerment in Business Development and many others )
HIV/AIDS Educators, Youth HIV/AIDS Educators
After class school Sports Coach
Art, Music, Dance and Drama Trainers

How much does it cost to volunteer with Open Heart Orphanage Ministry?

We are currently not charging any fee on our volunteers, mean time all you have to do is to organize, arrange for your journey to Open Heart Orphanage Ministry, however some cost may be incurred in terms of lunch and super of around 2,3 or 1 dollars a day if one economises. Also some times the organisation may provide some assistance with meals.

For how long?

Longer volunteer/internships up to 2 years, so it depends on your choice in months to years

Do I need a college degree to volunteer?

NO, anyone can volunteer for general projects. HOWEVER - if you plan to teach in secondary (high school) grades (s1-s6) you must have a college degree, diploma in the subject you plan on teaching.

For all other projects, college level education is not required.
What age do you have to be to volunteer?

Individuals must be at least 18 years old but should be in good health. However, we sat as the management of Childline Uganda and decided to reduce as lower as 14 years since we have got clients of the same age range, it will create an impact in their lives. So now we accept volunteers of age range 14 and on wards/plus.
What immunizations/vaccinations will I need?

When travelling to any international developing area we suggest (NOTE: some are legally required by country):

Yellow fever vaccination (legally required to enter Uganda and to obtain a Visa),
Diphtheria (optional),
Polio (recommended),
Hepatitis A & B (OPTIONAL - Hep B is only needed if volunteering in a public health project),
Typhoid (recommended),
Rabies (OPTIONAL),
Tuberculosis (recommended),
Malaria (needs to be closely discussed with doctor),
Tetanus (recommended), and
All childhood immunizations should be current.

What is a typical work day?

Project work is normally Monday-Friday; hours vary from 5-6 hours per day. The total hours that you are expected to be "on the job", in various activities, is 20-30 hours per week.
Who organizes my country Visa for my volunteer placement?

If Visa's are required based on your country of origin, you should organize your Visa through a travel agent or independently - visit the Ugandan embassy website for more information. In Uganda, for citizens of most countries, you can do this at the airport when you arrive or before you get to Uganda. Currently, Visa's cost US$50 (Bring a $50US bill, dated 2003 and above).
Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is recommended. This should be purchased above and beyond any healthcare insurance you may have
What should I bring with me?

A detailed volunteer guide along with a checklist will be provided once you have registered for a project and have sent us flight details.
How safe is it to volunteer internationally?

The Ugandan people are very warm and friendly towards foreigners, so you will be well looked after. Uganda has a democratic electoral process and mixed macroeconomic conditions. However, you should use common sense as you would be anywhere, particularly in Kampala or its surrounding districts.
What is the climate like in Uganda?

Although the country lies on the equator, most of Uganda is on a plateau 3,600-6,000 ft/900-1,830 m above sea level. Temperatures in some parts of the country can vary quite a bit (high 60's-90's) owing to the country's high altitude, depending on the season.

For more information on volunteering visit:
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Monday, 24 October 2011

HIV VIRUS IN
UGANDA TODAY

AIDS is a leading cause of death in Uganda, killing more than 200 people a day, devastating the 25-40 year-old segment of the population, and leaving behind more than 2.4 million orphans since the epidemic's onset. 60% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in the country are women. In Uganda today, 63% of all orphans are living without both natural parents.

Uganda was one of the first nations on the African continent to implement policies and programs to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, serving as a model for reversing this worldwide health crisis. Partnerships between government, non-governmental, and community-based organizations and the private sector have been vital to mitigating the impact of Uganda's crisis.
In the last decade, Uganda has reduced HIV infection rates from 30% of the population in 1993 to 7% in 2007. However, without access to anti-retroviral drugs, this decline is due in part to the near certain mortality of people living with AIDS as much as it reflects the aggressive and effective campaign to curtail new infections. Uganda's crisis is far from over. Continued vigilance to ensure a declining rate of infection is crucial even as Uganda struggles to provide care and comfort for the sick and secure the basic rights to food, shelter, medicine and education for its children. HIV/AIDS will continue to impact Uganda for generations to come.

CONTACT OPEN HEART ORPHANAGE MINISTRY



Dear friend you are most welcome to visit our ministry official website.

we would like to hear from you this is our contact: for donations, question or comment at the addresses below



OPEN HEART ORPHANAGE MINISTRY

Plot 75 Mityana Kampala road

P.o.Box 117 Mityana Uganda-East Africa

Tel: +256712338731 or +256753338731

Email: openheartnpv@gmail.com


UNITED STATES CONTACTS

TERRY AND MICHELLE GUY
21307 Deerhaven Drive
Spring, Texas 77388
Tel: +17133047914

Email: montana002@clear.net

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Poor and Alone
Poverty in Africa continues to claim lives !

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA -- According to a recent United Nations’ report, “30,000 children die each day due to poverty. They die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” On an average about 210,000 children are dying each week, or just under 11 million children under five years of age, each year. It is a tragedy beyond understanding or comprehension! And for the most part, the majority of these deaths will occur in Africa.

Africa includes some of the poorest countries in the world. In much of Africa south of the Sahara Desert, harsh environmental conditions make difficult living even more treacherous. Dry and barren land covers large expanses of this region. As the poor try to survive through farming and other subsistence practices, they exhaust the land, using up the soil nutrients needed to grow crops.

Political instability and wars have also contributed to the depth of Africa’s poverty. As a result of these wars as well as the famine and drought that have plagued the continent, the number of people living in extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa grew from 217 million in 1987 to more than 300 million in 1998.

“We have to be a little outraged that there are over billion people living in extreme poverty in the world,” a recent advisor to the United Nations recently stated. “The problem in Africa isn’t a lack of will. It isn’t a lack of desire to live. It’s the poverty trap!”

“Our team have witnessed it first-hand for more since we began “We have seen what poverty does to one generation after another. When the poverty cycle -- or trap -- is not broken, it will continue to claim lives. If a parent is not educated, then he or she cannot earn money to provide education for their children. And so the cycle continues. It is our sincere hope that our work to provide education-- as well as the basic necessities of life -- will help families break free from the poverty that is killing them.

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Saturday, 22 October 2011

HERE IS HOW TO MAKE A ONE TIME AND CAUSE A SOLUTION WHICH WILL LAST.

A LAND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO BELOW
(TEN ACRES = 4.04685642 HECTARES)

At $10,000 US dollars each acre

At £6,331.9192 British pounds each acre

At €7,271.14084 Euros each acre

For ten acres we need $100,000/US, £63,319.192/GB and €72,711.4084/Euros. With consultation from District agricultural office seven (7) acres with modern farming methods can raise enough food for 1000 children through out the year and the other three acres can be utilized as follows-

One acre for school buildings and administration offices, and one acre for kids play ground and one acre for recreational activities.

We are an organization running on faithful donations of God's people. This time we ask you friends and partners to stand with us raise the needed funds for the land and make a lasting solution for orphans in Uganda.

You can help from $0 to $100,000 or from zero of your respective currency to one hundred thousand US dollars.

When you help with between $5,000 and $100,000 your name will be posted on the stone and will be a memorable to the orphanage in organization life time. ( $5,000 gift buys a half an acre on that same land is where a small post with your name will be, $10,000 gift buy an acre on that same land a stone with your name will be).

And if you help with $50 to $4,000 a hand made craft will be sent to you from the orphans with your name.

Send your donation today and make a difference.

http://ping.fm/wJdLG

Friday, 21 October 2011

CAUSING A LASTING SOLUTION

It has been two years since Open Heart Orphanage Ministry has stepped in to find solution to raising number of helpless orphans by war, HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.



In 2010 Open Heart Nursery Day & Boarding Primary School was opened to support education effort of our organization with enrollment of 150 needy/orphaned children. In 2011 more 50 needy/orphaned children we enrolled which has increased our enrollment to 200 pupils. Although 550 are listed thus means we still have 350 children not yet helped.



We have 50 helpless orphans who has no were to turn, whom we took from streets and those we picked after the death of their parents or guardians. We had to divide them among our members because of little source of funds we have at the time, it happened because of monthly charges of accommodation and care takers monthly salaries.

So we give them food and medication per now in the homes where they live. All of our activities has been and are running on rented premises, and this keeps us asking and begging for funds for rent, food, medication and salary for teachers.

A LAND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO BELOW

(TEN ACRES = 4.04685642 HECTARES)



At $10,000 US dollars each acre

At £6,331.9192 British pounds each acre

At €7,271.14084 Euros each acre

For ten acres we need $100,000/US, £63,319.192/GB and €72,711.4084/Euros. With consultation from District agricultural office seven (7) acres with modern farming methods can raise enough food for 1000 children through out the year and the other three acres can be utilized as follows-

One acre for school buildings and administration offices, and one acre for kids play ground and one acre for recreational activities.

We are an organization running on faithful donations of God's people. This time we ask you friends and partners to stand with us raise the needed funds for the land and make a lasting solution for orphans in Uganda.

You can help from $0 to $100,000 or from zero of your respective currency to one hundred thousand US dollars.

When you help with between $5,000 and $100,000 your name will be posted on the stone and will be a memorable to the orphanage in organization life time. ( $5,000 gift buys a half an acre on that same land is where a small post with your name will be, $10,000 gift buy an acre on that same land a stone with your name will be).

And if you help with $50 to $4,000 a hand made craft will be sent to you from the orphans with your name.

Send your donation today and make a difference using our donation sending page CLICK HERE or contact us by clicking here

Your donation will make a lasting difference in Uganda and Africa.

http://ping.fm/P1PCX
CAUSING A LASTING SOLUTION

It has been two years since Open Heart Orphanage Ministry has stepped in to find solution to raising number of helpless orphans by war, HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty.



In 2010 Open Heart Nursery Day & Boarding Primary School was opened to support education effort of our organization with enrollment of 150 needy/orphaned children. In 2011 more 50 needy/orphaned children we enrolled which has increased our enrollment to 200 pupils. Although 550 are listed thus means we still have 350 children not yet helped.



We have 50 helpless orphans who has no were to turn, whom we took from streets and those we picked after the death of their parents or guardians. We had to divide them among our members because of little source of funds we have at the time, it happened because of monthly charges of accommodation and care takers monthly salaries.

So we give them food and medication per now in the homes where they live. All of our activities has been and are running on rented premises, and this keeps us asking and begging for funds for rent, food, medication and salary for teachers.

A LAND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO BELOW

(TEN ACRES = 4.04685642 HECTARES)



At $10,000 US dollars each acre

At £6,331.9192 British pounds each acre

At €7,271.14084 Euros each acre

For ten acres we need $100,000/US, £63,319.192/GB and €72,711.4084/Euros. With consultation from District agricultural office seven (7) acres with modern farming methods can raise enough food for 1000 children through out the year and the other three acres can be utilized as follows-

One acre for school buildings and administration offices, and one acre for kids play ground and one acre for recreational activities.

We are an organization running on faithful donations of God's people. This time we ask you friends and partners to stand with us raise the needed funds for the land and make a lasting solution for orphans in Uganda.

You can help from $0 to $100,000 or from zero of your respective currency to one hundred thousand US dollars.

When you help with between $5,000 and $100,000 your name will be posted on the stone and will be a memorable to the orphanage in organization life time. ( $5,000 gift buys a half an acre on that same land is where a small post with your name will be, $10,000 gift buy an acre on that same land a stone with your name will be).

And if you help with $50 to $4,000 a hand made craft will be sent to you from the orphans with your name.

Send your donation today and make a difference using our donation sending page CLICK HERE or contact us

Your donation will make a lasting difference in Uganda and Africa.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Poverty in Africa
Millions still struggling for basics: food, water, & shelter

EAST AFRICA -- As Western countries continue to focus on the needs of men, women and children trapped in the web of Africa’s poverty, more and more people are asking what it means to be poor?

For those who are struggling to survive in dozens of nations across the African continent, being poor means being hungry. Poverty means a lack of shelter. It means being sick and not having the money needed to see a doctor. Being poor means not being able to pay the school fees required for a formal education -- and therefore, not knowing how to read or write. Being poor means not having a job -- and so being fearful of the future . . . being forced to live one day at a time, searching through garbage to find another bite of food each day.

For those who are parents in Africa -- men and women who must care for children as well as themselves -- being poor means constantly being worried. Too many parents in Africa know the loss of a child to illness brought about by unclean water. They are poor -- and powerless, lacking representation in government and being forced to live without freedom.

“Each of us is called to be a mouthpiece for those who cannot speak for themselves,” explains Open Heart Orphanage Director, Pr. Hassan Mubiru. “ In Psalm 34, it is written ‘The Lord hears the cry of the poor.’Without a doubt, it is our responsibility as fellow human beings to ‘cry out’ as well as take action on behalf of the men, women and children who do not have food to eat or adequate shelter, access to education or health. it is through us that the Lord will provide for those in need."

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Education for Life! Results showing life-saving value of education

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA -- In this region of Africa, it is estimated that 40 million children are receiving no education at all -- nearly half of all those of school age. It is predicted that this figure could rise to 60 million by the year 2015, if enrollment rates continue to fall. Because of the need for classrooms, teachers and educational materials, funding is urgently needed. But finding the necessary money will be difficult.

Since many African children have to work, they do not have the time to attend school. As a result, it is predicted that many African countries will need to double their spending on education and more affluent countries will need to more than match that amount in financial assistance to get every child into a classroom.

“With the number of orphans on the rise, those who are the‘bread-winners’ for many family units are children themselves,” explains PR. Hassan Mubiru of Open Heart Orphanage Ministry.


“These boys and girls cannot go to school because they must work every day to find food for their siblings. It is a situation which many people in the developed countries cannot understand or fathom, but it is a reality for the children of Africa.”

In one out of four African countries, a United Nations report states, half of the children enrolled in the last year of primary school do not pursue their studies the following year. In another 25% of countries, only one in three pupils at the end of primary school moves on to secondary education.

“If children receive financial help -- with money school fees, clothing, food, water, shelter -- basic necessities,” Fr. Lynch explained, “then they return to school. They want education -- but what can they do when they are hungry?”

Recent findings by the United Nations support this. In Madagascar, when school fees such as tuition and book fees were removed, primary school enrollment rates surged to 98 percent. Now, 89 percent of the nation’s primary-aged children are enrolled in primary school. The number of students completing primary school has climbed from 47
percent to 60 percent.
“With increased support from those of us living in more developed nations such as the U.S. and European countries, we could see a dramatic change in the future of Africa. Children there are no different than anywhere else; they want education -- they want to be together in an learning environment. But they also need food, clothing and shelter.

We can make a difference in the Lives of Children on an entire continent—for generations to come

We know what needs to be done.”

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Learning to Live!
As poverty and disease claim more lives, education may be the cure.

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA -- The number of children enrolled in primary schools throughout African countries is among the lowest in the world. Limited funds and a lack of resources -- combined with a lack of adequate numbers of teachers, properly equipped classrooms, and not enough learning materials -- have created an environment that has made educating young children throughout many African countries a nearly impossible task.

“The pursuit of universal access to education places enormous stress on already burdened education systems in Africa,” a recent U.S. government report states. “Recruiting, training, and supporting enough teachers to provide quality learning can be particularly challenging.”

Girls in Africa have been particularly affected by the education situation. In Africa, girls account for 55 percent of the approximately 40 million primary school-aged children who are not enrolled in school. “Most children don’t even start attending school until they are around 7 to 10 years of age, and traditionally, only boys have been routinely educated,” one observer noted.
Your gift to MOA will help educate children in Africa




“African culture and tradition has seen no reason to educate girls, just to have them marry and care for the home and children of their husband. This has been a serious obstacle to bring even just primary education to all the children.” But things are changing.

“The incentive to learn to read and write is now coming
through projects where people, mostly women, can set up business and learn literacy and numeracy as the need arises,” a U.N. official noted. Experience is showing that when reading and writing are linked to people’s everyday needs, success is guaranteed

“Open Heart Orphanage Ministry is implementing
educational programs and opportunities to Ugandan's orphans

“Time and time again, we have seen how education has
changed one generation after another . . . in many cases enabling people to become as self-sufficient as their environment allows. That is what really changes the face of Africa!”

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HIV VIRUS IN
UGANDA TODAY

AIDS is a leading cause of death in Uganda, killing more than 200 people a day, devastating the 25-40 year-old segment of the population, and leaving behind more than 2.4 million orphans since the epidemic's onset. 60% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in the country are women. In Uganda today, 63% of all orphans are living without both natural parents.

Uganda was one of the first nations on the African continent to implement policies and programs to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, serving as a model for reversing this worldwide health crisis. Partnerships between government, non-governmental, and community-based organizations and the private sector have been vital to mitigating the impact of Uganda's crisis.
In the last decade, Uganda has reduced HIV infection rates from 30% of the population in 1993 to 7% in 2007. However, without access to anti-retroviral drugs, this decline is due in part to the near certain mortality of people living with AIDS as much as it reflects the aggressive and effective campaign to curtail new infections. Uganda's crisis is far from over. Continued vigilance to ensure a declining rate of infection is crucial even as Uganda struggles to provide care and comfort for the sick and secure the basic rights to food, shelter, medicine and education for its children. HIV/AIDS will continue to impact Uganda for generations to come.

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Monday, 17 October 2011

ABOUT UGANDA

Called “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a lush and fertile country. This East African nation is rich in wildlife and natural resources. Slightly smaller than the state of Oregon, Uganda is a landlocked plateau straddling the equator and bordered by Sudan to the north, Congo to the west, Rwanda and Tanzania to the south and Kenya to the east. The country lies in a cradle of mountains and is home to half of Lake Victoria and the source of the Nile River.

The Republic of Uganda is a modern construct of the result of the unification of ancient kingdoms and many smaller independent chieftaincies. In all, Uganda embraces 52 different ethnic groups. Music and dance are integral to each of these cultures, as is a rich tradition of storytelling and folklore. Uganda's population is estimated at nearly 31 million, 50% of whom are under the age of 15. English is the official language. Uganda depends on an agricultural economy with 85% of its workforce engaged in farming, forestry, and fishing -- largely on a subsistence basis. Coffee is the main commercial and export crop. Others are fish, cotton, tea, flowers and other horticultural products.

After achieving independence from Great Britain in 1962, Uganda was ruled by two brutal dictators: Idi Amin (1971-79) and Milton Obote (1980-85) who were responsible for the deaths of nearly 1 million people. In 1986, Lt. General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni seized power and established a government that remains in place today. Under Museveni's tenure, Uganda's economy has stabilized, its education improved, and its infrastructure steadily rebuilt.

However, since 1987, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has been engaged in brutal armed rebellion in the north of the country. Operating from bases in the southern Sudan, LRA insurgents have inflicted terrifying violence on the population. In particular, the LRA has abducted tens of thousands of children and at clandestine bases, terrorized them into virtual slavery as guards, concubines, and soldiers. In November 2005, the United Nations announced its intent to increase its activities in northern Uganda in the coming year to help the 2 million Ugandans displaced by Africa's longest running, yet least reported, conflict.

Continued growth and stability in Uganda depends on securing an end to the terrorism in the north, raising the standard of living of its citizens (the average Ugandan lives on US $1/day), assuring greater access to education and health care, reducing the national debt, upgrading the country's communications and manufacturing sectors, and continued political and legal reform. However, none of this can be accomplished without addressing the greatest threat facing Uganda today - HIV/AIDS, Poverty and orphans without homes ans education.

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sponsoring through Open Heart is crucial to ensuring that we are able to continue our work in an enduring way. As a charity run entirely by volunteers, every penny given as part of our sponsorship scheme goes directly to Uganda, providing support to the children with whom we work. Because we understand that different people are able to commit to different amounts we offer a variety of sponsorship and regular donation options: Child Education Sponsorship $30 per month per orphan. Child Sponsorship through Open Heart goes towards directly supporting your sponsored child’s living and education costs, paying for their: School fees School Uniform Scool Equipment, such as books and stationery Their food, healthcare and basic necessities In addition in supporting your child you will be helping to support the wider community, providing a contribution towards the other costs of caring of all the children living with your sponsorsed child. Sponsors of individual children will receive regular communication with their sponsored child, forming a bond that can last for life. Teacher Sponsorship ($100 per month per teacher) By sponsoring the wages of a teacher at one of Open Heart orphanage, sponsors can directly benefit all who attend that school. This will help to provide a high quality education, which, in turn, allows the children to break free of the poverty cycle. You can get more information on us at: www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.com

Thursday, 13 October 2011

What is Sport and Development?
‘Sport & Development’ refers to the use of sport as a tool for development and peace.
Actors in sport, academia, private sector, non-profit and non-governmental organisations, government agencies, UN agencies and international organisations, the media, the general public as well as young people are increasingly interested in the potential of sport as a tool to reach personal, community, national and international development objectives. They are also interested in how sport can be used as a tool for addressing some of the challenges that arise from humanitarian crises and in conflict and post-conflict settings.

As sport becomes increasingly part of humanitarian and development work, as well as a part of the corporate social responsibility practices of some private sector actors, interested parties are anxious to explore the potential, as well as the limitations, of sport in their work.

For these very different actors to understand each other better, it becomes necessary to develop common definitions and frameworks for action in order to improve practice.
The UN's perspective on Sport & Development
“People in every nation love sport. Its values – fitness, fair play, teamwork, and the pursuit of excellence – are universal. At its best, it brings people together, no matter what...

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Wilfried Lemke, his Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace.

“Sport is increasingly recognized as an important tool in helping the United Nations achieve its objectives, in particular the Millennium Development Goals. By including sport in development and peace programmes in a more systematic way, the United nations can make full use of this cost-efficient tool to help us create a better world.”

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General


“Sport has a crucial role to play in the efforts of the United Nations to improve the lives of people around the world. Sport builds bridges between individuals and across communities, providing a fertile ground for sowing the seeds of development and peace.”

Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

OUR STUDENTS SPORTS OUTREACH PROGRAM

1: To raise vibrant and dynamic youth that combines intellectual capacity with spiritual profundity for God and Humanity through sports.

2: To help young people to raise their aspirations, recognize their potential and have their achievements recognized through the word of God.

3: To help the young people to overcome the effects of poverty and develop the capacity to create a new future for themselves and their community through the word of God and sports.

4: To tackle childhood obesity and fatigue through sports.

5: To kick outs and eliminate HIV/AIDS through sports:

6 To help people for future sports participation.

7: To organize and brings the student together through live interactive sports events and share the gospel.

8: To pray for the student and the staff of the school in other to achieve excellence.

I believe young people have the power to make positive change ; literally every organization and young people should understand that a strong and dynamic future means good leadership

SPORTS CAMP VOLUNTEER; individuals and groups are needed to assist us in training our teams to bring new skills on the ground.

SUPERSTAR TEAM. Individuals who can help us financially on a regular basis become members of our superstar team and provide critically needed items like sports team uniforms, shoes, balls to keep our programs going .Small or large one time or on going. all gifts are important to the ministry of OPHOM
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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Philosophy of the Open Heart Project

Africa is a land that has been torn apart by war and disease. For over 40 years this has resulted in international condemnation and sanctions, tribal conflict, racial hatred and the inevitable result is famine, disease and poverty for the general population.

In addition to this tragedy, the Aids pandemic has gripped the continent. No other place in the world has been more affected by the spread of HIV and Aids. As as direct result of HIV and Aids the population of sub-saharan Africa now in decline. Parents are dying, leaving their children (often babies) to fend for themselves on the streets.

The children of Africa are in great need

Open Heart Project wants to be part of the solution - no matter how small.

We want to help the child victims and give them a safe and secure home in orphanages which truly care, and give them an education. In so doing they will develop a value system that works towards prevention of Aids and sustainable development of their country. These children will grow up to be the future generation of leaders of their nation. They will have the attitude to make their nation self-sufficient and hence make a positive contribution to the world.

Extract from the UNICEF Report on AIDS July 2004:

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 24 of the 25 countries with the world’s highest levels of HIV prevalence, and the fastest growing proportions and absolute numbers of orphaned children. Between 1990 and 2003, the number of children orphaned by AIDS increased from less than one million to an estimated 12.6 million. Nine out of 10 children living with HIV/AIDS are African, as are eight of every 10 children who have lost parents to AIDS.


www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org
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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Our Approach
As a non profit we depend on our individual donors and corporate sponsor for fundraising, volunteer recruiteemnt and building awaareness about community needs to keep adminitrative costs low.

Why OPHOM? Join us
More than a billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. If you have a heat to help the poorest and most vulnerable in the world, then we invite you to learn more about our work and join us as we offer life, opportunity and hope to the children in need.

Volunteering is a great way to advance a cause, support an organization, and make a difference in our community. It can also be an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills. If you'd like to give something besides money, consider lending your time and talents to OPHOM that are important to you.

Applying to be a OPHOM volunteer is simple, just contact us by visiting: www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org

How much does it cost to volunteer with Open Heart Orphanage Ministry?

We are currently not charging any fee on our volunteers, mean time all you have to do is to organize, arrange for your journey to Open Heart Orphanage Ministry, however some cost may be incurred in terms of lunch and super of around 2,3 or 1 dollars a day if one economises. Also some times the organization may provide some assistance with meals.
Volunteer Positions Available

Program Coordinators
Home Support Visit to HIV positive clients (women children)
Teachers
Business Educator/Consultant (women empowerment in Business Development and many others )
HIV/AIDS Educators, Youth HIV/AIDS Educators
After class school Sports Coach
Art, Music, Dance and Drama Trainers

Thursday, 6 October 2011

A SPONSORSHIP STORY FROM BROTHER WILLIAM MUVY
"A friend of mine invited me to sponsor a child in December last years. I agreed and requested a girl as I do not have a daughter of my own - I have a son. We received a profile for Winnie and sponsoring felt so great. She felt like a part of our family. We decided to sponsor another child and this time we requested a boy. We have been sponsoring Winnie and Julius ever since last month. We receive letters from the children and they're touching. We began to feel a strong link with Uganda through the children's letters. We traveled to Uganda and met the children in February. The experience was so wonderful. We truly feel that what we are doing is something very good for our world. We also met Pastor Hassan mubiru - the sponsorship Director in Uganda. He was such a kind person. Being connected to Children of Uganda and the children we sponsor has really made our world much bigger. Uganda is an amazing place and we look forward to going back one day."


Open Heart orphanage Ministry is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans – children whose parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to care for them. Parents, and sometimes grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children, but in the absence of these or other relatives willing to care for the children, they become a ward of the state, and our program is one way of providing for their care and housing.

Education plays a significant role in releasing a child from poverty. An educated child is equipped with the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease. And school offers a safe, supportive environment for children to learn life skills and make friends.

Open Heart Orphanage Ministry works with local authorities and partner churches to identify the needy families who cannot afford school fees and needy kids on streets, Open Heart Orphanage Ministry offers educational assistance to cover:

Primary and secondary education fees: Primary level fees per month is $30.00 per month or $360.00 per year. And secondary level fees is $82.00 per month or $984.00 per year.Choose one or two kids and contact us with his or her name and CHILD ID. we shall in turn send you more information about him or her as you begin to help him or her monthly. some sponsorship questions answered click below or cut and paste
www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org/custom.php?pageid=44718
Dear Friends and Partners
Greetings of peace from Open Heart Orphanage Ministry.

I would like to share with you about the condition of one of our orphans Isaac Suuna one of those needy kids who have not yet got sponsor to help him live a better life.
He is very sick of Malaria, he is in the hospital right now.
We need your prayers and help to help save him. his photo on the front of our page.

God bless every one
visit: www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

There is an orphan crisis in Uganda. Currently the country is home to nearly 3.4 million children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty and civil conflict. In fact, Uganda has the largest orphan population per capita of any country in the world.

There is an orphan crisis in Uganda. Currently the country is home to nearly 3.4 million children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty and civil conflict. In fact, Uganda has the largest orphan population per capita of any country in the world.

Open Heart Orphanage Ministry is to support and empower hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda to lead successful and productive lives. What drives us is that all children in Uganda receive an education to become healthy, productive members of their community who assume leadership roles and positively impact Ugandan society.

FIGHTING POVERTY
THROUGH EDUCATION

Education plays a significant role in releasing a child from poverty. An educated child is equipped with the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease. And school offers a safe, supportive environment for children to learn life skills and make friends.

Open Heart Orphanage Ministry works with local authorities and partner churches to identify the needy families who cannot afford school fees and needy kids on streets, Open Heart Orphanage Ministry offers educational assistance to cover:

Primary and secondary education fees: Primary level fees per month is $30.00 per month or $360.00 per year. And secondary level fees is $82.00 per month or $984.00 per year.Choose one or two kids and contact us with his or her name and CHILD ID. we shall in turn send you more information about him or her as you begin to help him or her monthly. some sponsorship questions answered at FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE

visit us on www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The number of orphans in Africa is multiplying as we speak. Many in the western world are appropriately jaded about donating to relief work in catastrophic situations.

The number of orphans in Africa is multiplying as we speak. Many in the western world are appropriately jaded about donating to relief work in catastrophic situations.
But, if you were to fly thousands of miles by air, then travel over bumpy congested roads in sweltering heat and place your feet on rust colored soil in the heart of Africa, your hope would be restored.
In our orphan homes and villages, you’d see hundreds of smiling children who would greet you with a warm hug. You’d meet a former child soldier who’s learned to forgive himself. You'd feel his joy.
You’d hear their stories…like James who became head of his household at eight, when his deranged parents walked off in the night. The same James is good at math and wants to be an engineer.
You’d smell the fresh goat meat cooking and share a meal with children who didn’t get to eat every day in their former life. You’d hear the sound of children singing from their hearts, children who had lost heart that there was anything good left in the world.

Become a Regular Donor – Did you know that many relief organizations function with financial stability because many people become regular donors, giving $10, $25, $50, $100 a month or more? A regular donation is our bread and butter, and helps us plan and keep our budget. Would you consider joining our support team by giving every month?

by visiting: www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org
or send an email: openheartnpv@gmail.com

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Join the fight against hunger

Open Heart Orphanage Ministry is a (CU) is a community based grassroots Ugandan non-profit organization working to improve the lives of children mainly orphaned/needy and the rural communities of Uganda hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the mityana community. The organization is driven by a vision of a changed orphaned/needy's life and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the community's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.

Open Heart Orphanage Ministry’s meal packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs for schools and orphanages around Uganda.

In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the Africa Open Heart Orphanage Ministry receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis.

Partner with us today and make a difference
www.openheartorphanage.cfsites.org

FREE IN CHRIST


Session One
Be Free in Christ
Jesus Christ sets us free from sin, guilt, and self-centeredness.
John 8:36

We tend to think of freedom as doing what we want, when we want, being answerable to no one. But this is exactly the opposite of what true freedom is. Discover what Jesus has to say about being truly free.
Session Two
Be Loving
Love is the key to the Christian life.
Galatians 5:22–24

Love is bantered about today like a ping-pong ball, but few people really know what it means. It’s easy to think of being loving as a sentimental cliché. However, the first and greatest two commandments are to love the Lord our God with all our being and then to love our neighbors as ourselves—for God is love.
Session Three
Be a Friend to Sinners
Jesus’ example of befriending sinners is the model for Christian mission.
Mark 2:13–17

Jesus was the friend of sinners. The Pharisees didn’t understand that Jesus kept bad company for a good reason. But he did, and so should we. The problem is that most of us don’t have any bad company. Are we more like the Lord Jesus in the company he kept, or more like the Pharisees, who avoided that company? The Holy Spirit is a missionary spirit. If Jesus kept bad company, so does the Holy Spirit. He’s reaching out to people that we often neglect and avoid. He loves them more than we do.
Session Four
Be Salt and Light
We must repent of Christian pessimism and reaffirm our confidence in God’s power.
Matthew 5:13–16

Christians are determined to see things change in society and long to have some influence for Jesus Christ. But there is a great deal of pessimism that grips and even paralyzes us. Everything is hopeless; there is no hope but the return of Jesus Christ. Are we powerless? Is the quest for social change hopeless before we begin? Or can Christians exert some influence for Jesus Christ?
Total number of pages - 47 pages

READING YOUR BIBLE

Study after study shows that Americans revere the Bible. Solid majorities say—as they have for decades—that Scripture is God’s Word. Evangelicals are even more committed to the Bible, in theory. Of course, we all know of the disconnect between what we say about Scripture and how—or if—we actually use it. The Bible might be the world’s least-read bestseller. Yet even if we manage to buck the tide and actually crack open this book, we have not yet overcome the disconnect. That’s because we read it not as God’s Word, allowing it to transform us on its terms, but because we approach it for what we can get out of it—or allow our academic bent to crowd out what God is saying to us. We need to read Scripture as God intends—in a believing community, looking to Christians who have grappled with these issues before, and with Christ at the center.

EXIT LEADERSHIP GRACEFULLY

How can you leave a leadership position in a way that benefits those you have led? It's easier when we remember leaving is a process, not a point in time. We can be thoughtful about several steps along the way: 1) when we are thinking about leaving but aren't sure, 2) when we are actively looking for another position, and 3) when we have announced our leaving.
First of all, when you begin to think of leaving, your attitude impacts the whole organization. This will affect people even when they don't consciously realize it. When I began to consider leaving the church I had served as pastor for over a decade, more people got angry with me about a variety of issues than ever before, even though I hadn't told anyone what I was thinking.
Most leaders keep their thoughts of leaving secret. They think it will compromise leadership if they tell. "Lame duck" is a favorite phrase. And while I wouldn't recommend that you announce your thoughts via the pulpit or broadcast e-mail, you may find places to discuss it. Are there trusted leaders you could raise the question of your future with? Others may have a valuable perspective on whether you are the right leader at this time--or not. When parents keep a secret from children "for their own sake," children often sense that something is off. In the same way, when leaders keep secrets from followers, it affects the functioning of the whole organization. More openness is generally better for a group than less.
Second, what do you do if you've decided to go? Sometimes it takes a year or two to find the right new position. The same principle of being as open as circumstances allow applies. Then, keep doing your job: do what you are getting paid for. Keep working on key relationships (always part of the job anyway). Use preaching and other public talks as opportunity for self-definition. At times of uncertainty like a job hunt it can be hard to focus. But what do you think and believe and what are your principles? Your perspective can be grounding for those you currently lead--and your increased clarity may help in the job search.
Third, when you have announced you are leaving, it's important to be well-connected, to be visible. Make a list of key people you want to keep in touch with during the transition, and track your contacts with them. This could include making calls to them in between weekly or monthly meetings, or having lunch and coffee meetings. E-mail is not enough at a high-anxiety time. This strategy of connection is always important, but even more so at transitional moments. When the atmosphere is fraught, it can be tempting to hide out in the office with the door closed, but you need to be visible. Your presence will help people weather the change.
It's not easy to be thoughtful and neutral when you are in the process of leaving, particularly from a long-term leadership role. And in fact, you won̢۪t be able to be neutral. Ending relationships raises emotional issues for us all. We are all dependent on the roles we occupy for our sense of self. My colleague Larry Matthews, retiring after 32 years, looked around the office he had designed. He realized it wasn't "his" but was the office of the pastor of that church--which very soon would not be him.
Even if you can't be totally neutral, some degree of stepping back will help you as you let go of the role you have occupied, and help others let go of you and say good-bye.

CHURCH GROWTH

Research tells us that of all the people who drop out of church (due to inactivity), 82 percent leave in the first year! The first 12 months are critical in the life of both the new member and the congregation.
But upon further study, we found that people do not leave at random during their first year. There are two definite "spikes" when an inordinate number of new members stop attending, at month six and at month twelve.
Our curiosity, of course, was aroused. We interviewed 36 people who had stopped attending their church after 6 months; then another 36 who had stopped attending after a year. "What happened?" we wanted to know. "Could you tell us your story?"
We then listened to the recordings of these conversations for common themes … and found some! New members, it turns out, are asking questions. Often they are not even aware of their concerns at that moment. But in these postmortems, the issues became readily apparent.
During the first six months new members are asking:
  1. "Can I make friends in this church?" Other studies tell us that new members who stay in their church make an average of seven new friends, while those who drop out make less than two.
  2. "Is there a place I can fit in?" The more people and groups in the church who are "like me," the more the newcomers are likely to stay. Common age, marital status, family status, special needs, interests, concerns all help newcomers feel comfortable in their new surroundings.
  3. "Does this church really want me?" After the warm words of welcome, are new members actively invited to participate in the roles and ministries of the church?
  4. If new members conclude that the answer to these questions is "no," many leave after five to six months. If their answer is "yes," they stay around … for a second six months. But they're still asking questions.
  5. Are my new friends as good as my old ones? The issue is now not so much quantity of friends, as quality of friends. New believers, especially, feel uncomfortable with their old behavior, old habits, and old friends. That's good. But they're also unconsciously assessing the value and depth of their new relationships in the church.
  6. Does the group meet my needs? They may have found a young single's group, a senior adult group, or a Sunday School class of people like them (see the first 6 month question). But 7 - 12 months later, they're asking whether the benefit of involvement is worth the cost of time, inconvenience, social discomfort?
  7. Is my contribution important? The question now not one of involvement, but of significance. Are they doing busy work … or kingdom work? "I wanted to have an impact on people's lives," one drop-out told us. "But all they asked me to do was set up chairs for the church potluck."
What about those who have never heard?
The debate swirls and feelings run deep. What is the fate of the unevangelized? The traditional position--that apart from an explicit faith in Jesus no one is saved--seems to have fallen out of favor with many evangelicals. Here is a passionate but irenic response to the arguments of those who believe that the unevangelized can (or might) be saved apart from knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Building on the insights of others, nine scholars introduce readers, even those with little background, to the ongoing discussion. Key questions--Is general revelation sufficient? Are other religions salvific? Do holy pagans exist? Must faith be explicit? Is exclusivism unjust?--are probed and answered from a biblical, theological and historical perspective.