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UGANDAN PASTOR TO TALK ABOUT WORK WITH ORPHANS, STREET CHILDREN AND MARGINALIZED WOMEN
May 21 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm• Free
Ugandan Pastor Edward Kanyesigye to speak about Victory Community Care Services (VCCS), an NGO in southern Uganda that runs an orphanage for children; nursery and primary school; and home for street boys; and offers micro loans and small business training for marginalized women, on Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas More Newman Center, 1850 Emerald Street, in Eugene.
Founded in 2004 by a network of Christian churches in Kabale, Uganda, VCCS seeks to empower participants to be self-sufficient and fight disease, poverty, ignorance, and social ills in the community. Currently, the organization sponsors 86 children in primary, secondary and vocational schools; has rehabilitated 40 street boys and put them back in school; and has trained 380 women to manage successful small businesses in their communities.
Founding member and chairman of VCCS since its inception, Kanyesigye says that participants are welcomed into VCCS programs without prejudice or favor. “All of our programs offer respect, ownership, and dignity to all participants,” says Kanyesigye. “VCCS aims at creating a spiritual environment that will nurture transformation in an individual’s life and in the community.”
Eugene residents and Newman Center parishioners Therese Picado and Steve Curtis volunteered with Kanyesigye and VCCS in 2006, helping create a community gardens with marginalized women in the micro-enterprise program.
For more information about the talk, contact Picado at 541.556.8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Picado-Curtis family’s volunteer work with VCCS, see http://www.picadocurtis.net/pg1701.cfm.
For more information about VCCS, visit http://www.victorycare.org. To donate or sponsor a child, visit www.only2roads.org/victory-community-care-services/