President Yoweri Museveni has commended Church of Resurrection Bugolobi for its effort in spearheading the promotion of education among vulnerable children.
In a speech read for Museveni by David Bahati, the state minister for finance in charge of planning, he said the church did great work when it started Bethel Rock School 30 years ago.
Bahati was at the weekend presiding over celebrations to mark the school’s 30 years of existence.
“In a special way, therefore, I want to thank the Church of Resurrection Bugolobi for the sacrifices and the humanitarian efforts. Your efforts have laid a strong foundation for this school to thrive over the years as can be seen today through the different achievements and milestones majorly centered on community transformation,” the President wrote.
“I am reliably informed that over 3,000 children have benefited from this project since its inception to date. I thank you for showing concern and extending a helping hand to these vulnerable children and taking care of them,” he added.
Museveni said: “The reality is that there are millions of orphaned children in our world today who deserve nothing less than our greatest efforts. They are the most vulnerable and marginalized group throughout all our society. We need to not only sit back and pray but find practical solutions that can reverse the trend.”
The Head of State also said that the Government was working with other private institutions to ensure that services are brought closer to the communities, especially on issues of health.”
“I encourage the stakeholders involved in ensuring that the orphans are taken care of, to play a fathering role that is beyond provision of welfare services but in addition equip the orphans with skills that can contribute to their meaningful livelihood even after thy have been incorporated into communities or matured well enough to be independent and earning. This will nurture a responsible generation as opposed to dependent youth.”
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