A NEW ARRIVAL

WHAT IS        WELCOMING HOUSE  ? WELCOMING HOUSE ; is a home to the abandoned children like in a real family. It was given this name because MPI wanted the children to feel at home and not in an orphanage. In this place children are taken care of with a loving gaze which allows them to grow up and become men and women aware of their value and dignity. With the support of the police, to trace the relatives of these children; if available, a family can offer the best form of care for a Read more [...]

“DESPITE THE CIRCUMSTANCES, HE WAS ABLE TO FIND HOPE.”

“DESPITE THE CIRCUMSTANCES, HE WAS ABLE TO FIND HOPE.” Gashumba’s father is a Rwandese by race, he had lived and worked in Rwanda as a Chef but because of civil wars, he fled to Uganda in search of peace and access to better social services, and he later found a job working for AVSI Volunteers but later they had to leave for Italy and he was left unemployed, It was then that Rose Director Meeting Point International (MPI) saw him, and she employed him to work at her home. With a good relationship, Read more [...]

I have been educated on how to stay with people.

In Acholi quarter, Kireka, there's a rather exceptional woman named Akullu Margret. With a stunning smile she tells me she has always considered herself to be a lucky woman. She never went to school but, living with Women of Meeting Point International (MPI), she was being educated on how to stay with people, neighbours and even to do business.  She considers herself lucky ever since she met MPI, she has also started a business selling charcoal (used for cooking food) which enables her to earn Read more [...]

She emerged as the best student at Luigi Giussani High School

It was late evening when Priscilla had finished her work. She works as a cleaner at the Luigi Giussani Institute for Higher Education to support her siblings since she is the head of her family (though still so young). I have known Priscilla since she was 11 and started being supported by Meeting Point International (MPI) and this year, she scored 17/20 points in the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) emerging as the best student at the Luigi Giussani High School (LGHS). I desired to ask Read more [...]

I felt introduced to the new family. Dear Bright

Dear Bright, I thought I’d write to you to tell you how everything is going on both at School and in my life. I was born on 15th November 1992 in Kitgum district in the Northern part of Uganda. I am currently living in Naguru (Kampala) with my uncle who had invited me to stay with him and his family because of the insurgency that happened in northern Uganda. In the course of the civil war my parents died. As result, I had been confined in the camp, where I had been studying and I was in primary Read more [...]

‘While many were fleeing, we stayed’

‘While many were fleeing, we stayed’ During the outbreak of war in 1986, many people fled Gulu in Northern Uganda because of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The news about the rebels began like a rumor, so few people were skeptical about the rebels because they couldn’t believe it was true and those who believed wouldn’t think that the war would pass by their villages. We heard women were being raped, robbed and people’s mouths were being cut off, young ones were being taken to Read more [...]

THE STORY OF LALAM FLORENCE 60 YEAR OLD WOMAN 

For 25 years a widow, at the time when Lalam’s husband died, she was pregnant with her second child. That tragic experience not only brought sorrow but Left Lalam a single mother. She had to look for work in order to meet all the basic needs of her two beautiful daughters despite the fact that she had just lost her husband. Lalam was born in the northern part of Uganda but due to war which lasted for over 20years, Lalam and her husband had to move and seek shelter elsewhere and in this case Read more [...]

THE INTERVIEW WITH THE EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR OF LUIGI GIUSSANI PRE PRIMARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL ANDREA NEMBRINI

On Wednesday 15th march 2017, I interviewed ANDREA NEMBRINI, the that LUIGI GIUSSANI PREPRIMARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL. He studied at UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA in Italy (Milano) and for seven years he taught at FONDAZIONE SACRO CUORE, MILANO. Andrea was sitting in the head teacher’s office… his office was still under construction. During the interview, he spoke about the hope he has for both the teachers and the students...   Why did you decide to come to Uganda? I am a teacher, Read more [...]

THE MEETING WITH THE WOMEN OF MEETING POINT INTERNATIONAL LUIGI GIUSSANI HIGH SCHOOL

Since the school started, the history of the school has always been explained to us many times, that it was born out of the experience the women of Meeting Point International (MPI) had with Rose Busingye. With Rose these women were helped to discover their value despite the situations they were going through, from that back ground they desired to have a place to educate their children as they are educated. This for us was something of another world and we too desired to have the same gaze Read more [...]

IF SHE’S GIVEN , IT’S LIKE I HAVE ALSO RECEIVED.

It was a Friday 26/11/2015 at 8:00am, I saw this child with her mother and sister at Meeting Point International head office together with gifts that she had received. A child was dressed in white, with a smile. In her smile rose in me a desire to get to know her and to understand what puts that smile on her face. It’s something unexpected yet, so much desired, so I decided to put a question to this family in order to learn more from them. Bright:  Tell me more about yourself? Mother: I Read more [...]