UCKG helping the Orphans and the under privileged children.
On the 6th of May the Universal Church team embarked on the 27 km journey from Botswana’s capital Gaborone, on a mission to spread the love of God to the less privileged, to lend a helping hand to the Gamodubu Child Care Trust which houses about 50 children from disadvantaged family backgrounds, many who are affected by poverty and HIV. Gamodubu is a small village situated North West of Gaborone, boasting with beautiful table flat landscapes.
The center also has a feeding scheme that feeds less privileged children from the community, and mostly depends on donations. Hence the UCKG donated nonperishable food parcels. Founded in 2005 the project was started by Shirley Madikwe, a passionate community member who saw the need, as many children from surrounding villages would walk about 16 km to the only primary school in the area. Many children were going hungry as their families couldn’t provide for them, and this was affecting their studies. When Shirley started she used to feed the children from her resources. But her good work did not go unnoticed as many well-wishers came forward to support the project.
The truck and cars packed with non perishable food arrived on the site, where the UCKG team received a warm welcome from Shirley Madikwe, her team, and the children who graced the crowds with beautiful music. Amongst the guests were the media, from radio RB1 and journalists from the Daily News newspaper. The special guest was the local counsellor of the area who spoke about the challenges faced with the community when it comes to poverty and HIV. She expressed her vote of thanks to the UCKG for lending a helping hand to such projects. “The government can help but it cannot do everything, we need to meet the government halfway, “she said.
“We know as the church that we are morally obliged to help the needy, and it is our joy for us to come here and share what we have with you,” Bishop Frank said. He also gave a word of encouragement to the children present. “You are going to make it because no one wants you to succeed more than God. So believe in the Lord Jesus, because with God all things are possible.” he said. Bishop Frank and the Pastors said a prayer and laid hands on all the children and their carers.
The event ended with the handover, a lot of nonperishable food such us rice, macaroni, all kinds of tins stuff, baby food etc. and more votes of thanks from Shirely and her team of volunteers who couldn’t contain their joy. And the smile on the children’s faces was just priceless.