LACF AND LENOIR FOUNDATION COLLABORATION
We all have felt that feeling; remember that feeling you felt after helping an elderly lady cross the road; or when you shared something with someone who needed it most; yes that feeling. Didn’t you feel calm, warm, heavenly and all other great feelings at the same time?
Well we at Little Angels Children Foundation love that feeling so much that this is why we do what we do. What do we do, you may ask? Summarized version; we give Hope and Care all at the same time. How you may ask again? we reach out to the vulnerable, needy, orphaned, less fortunate, children, women and elderly people.
The Little Angels Children Foundation is an orphanage in Lwamata, Kiboga district, Uganda. It was founded in June 6th, 2016 by Kagame Paul and by Ungureanu Ionut Iulian later in October 2018 with an aim of reaching to the homeless orphans in Kiboga District educating, clothing, sheltering them. We take care of 52 homeless children sharing with the little we get with them, we provide shelter to only 32 children due to limited sleeping space.
I got involved in this foundation as I am passionate about it's mission. I myself lost my parents when I was 5 years old which projected me into some trying moments in my life until I was adopted by Mum Ketrina (R.I.P) a mother, friend and my role model who catered for me in everything until she passed away. Before she died, I swore to help the homeless and orphans until my last breath. As of today, the orphanage houses and educates 52 children. Every day, they go through hardships and are in need of food, scholastic supplies, and other miscellaneous items.
Our Vision is to bring the fatherhood of God to the fatherless & God has entrusted 52 children into our care!! These children are not victims. We believe with them that they live from victory and freedom because of what Jesus did on the cross.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
Some of our projects.
Feeding; We are having a challenge of feeding 50 children (50) who each needs 15$ per month we have a need to buy daily food and sometimes to stock some for cases of shortage we can always be able to feed them but due to lack of financial support, we are unable to make it to the extent that sometimes children sleep hungry which really hurts us as the team that takes care of these children. Therefore you can support with weekly ($188), monthly ($750), one day feeding ($27) your support is highly appreciated.
Education through sponsorship; We provide scholastic materials like books, pens, pencils, colors, reading charts; Mathematical sets to all children under our care. Therefore, the provision of scholastic materials is crucial to keep these children in school. You can be part of this campaign through providing materials or anything else ($5) per child bringing us to $250 for 50 children per month). Each child needs $10 for school fees sponsorship which brings us to $500 for all the children. Any contributions are highly welcome.
Accommodation and Healthcare; LACFU has children who are mainly orphans it caters for in terms of accommodation, feeding, medical, clothing, and other support that may deem necessary from time to time. These Children also need age-appropriate immunizations, regular preventive care, and professional treatment for acute illnesses and injuries. So we have Medical Assistance for Needy people. We're currently renting a home for these children, each month paying $200 and medical care costs $150.
I was introduced to Jay Mawaka – Smith by Ungureanu Ionut Iulian from December 2018 during the Christmas period, and this was the biggest Christmas gift for Little Angels Children Foundation that year. Through LeNoir Foundation we plan to reach out to more unprivileged children and making their lives better as they get a better chance at life.
While interacting with the children and presenting them with their new scholastic materials. I felt a combination of being grateful, humbled and a huge sense of responsibility.
''Together with LeNoir Foundation I came to realization that I was part of something much bigger than myself and any small changes I was about to make for myself and by extension the foundation would make a huge impact for many people and the future of our world''.
I am grateful that life has led me on this path to lead, uplift and connect people from all over the world.
After being introduced to Jay, I was excited to work with him but at first I did not want to take my co-founder’s word, so I decided to carry out my own research on Jay and LeNoir Foundation, so I googled both Jay and LeNoir Foundation. Oh! Bwoy! I was immediately hooked once I found out that we almost have the same story; we were both born in Africa, we both share the vision of reaching out to the non-privileged and reaching out to the poor both through direct support and inspiration. When I found out the great work LeNoir foundation has done in India, I automatically fell in love with the idea of collaboration.
With our kind of collaboration LeNoir Foundation gets to reach not only India and Zimbabwe but Uganda in the east Africa. Our collaboration will not just be about achieving the “tangibles” like schools, or meals or training programs, but the intangibles too, such as the dignity that comes with the ability of individuals to start new businesses, children become successful at school, good health, better shelter and good clothing and better provide for their vulnerable families.
We all recognize the complex social, economic and environmental issues facing our world. Because of the complexity of these issues, we need to form partnerships with others to provide meaningful impact and acknowledge that we can’t tackle these issues alone. I know there are people who believe children are the future and the fact that we must place emphasis on their stability. People who are concerned about their communities and are willing to make the extra effort to give back even when the community just takes. People who believe in the good in every person and that we all deserve a chance to become our best selves on this journey called life.
If you are one of these people or if you have any hope for a better world and hope for a better self I implore you to DONATE to our cause, Let's do this together and invest in our future.