Education changes lives: Education changes lives in so many ways. Children have skills for a career, school lunch for many are a critical part of their nutrition, education is one of the best ways of avoiding teenage pregnancy and early marriage. Closure of schools due to Covid-19 restriction has meant children have taken a step backward in their education, many girls have dropped out of school, teenage pregnancy have increased, parents are struggling to make even the modest contributions to educational costs. Please pray that children will soon be allowed back to school and once again be enthusiastic students and that girls will be protected from sexual abuse.
New Fields of Life school: In 2015, the Fields of Life (FOL) Alumni association in Uganda was set up by a group of FOL formerly sponsored children who want to give back as they once received. Together, they raised the funds needed to build a school in Karamoja, North Eastern Uganda, one of the poorest regions in Uganda with one of the highest illiteracy rates in the country. Please pray and give thanks for the Fields of Life Alumni who opened the new school in January 2019. Pray also for the teachers and pupils as they settle into a new environment and work hard to deliver quality education in this region so that the young people in Karamoja can complete their education, achieve their dreams and become change makers in their families and communities.