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Heal the World Miracle Community Organization (HWMCO) in Uganda was founded and ever since led by Happy Mbabazi (1996) who has, since he was a little boy, been aware that he loves to help people, especially children.
The organization is located in a small village in the Kiruhura district, called Mbaba. Through his organization, Happy organizes activities for children, such as art and crafts, brass band, cultural singing and dancing, puzzling and playing games. Basic skills like reading, counting, and the English language are playfully included in the program.
Happy wants to build a home in the village of Mbaba, ‘Miracle Joy Centre’, from which all activities that he is offering the children can take place. That home will include all sanitary needs. Several vocational trainings, such as for example sewing and carpentry, will be added to the program. Also, several outdoor activities and projects will step by step be added; these projects will, besides sports activities, for example encompass a farm that will have chicken and some cows.
Essential to mention is that all activities will be organized in such a way that in time some income can be generated through them.
When all the above has been accomplished and is moving smoothly, Happy wants to realize his ultimate dream: an orphanage that will be called, ‘Miracle Joy Orphanage’.
HWMCO-Nederland was originally founded to help Happy achieve several long-term goals for HWMCO in Uganda that we together agreed upon. Through HWMCO-Nederland we have, besides providing many small things, invested in building facilities and expanding the plot as a basis for these future goals.
The photo slider below gives an impression of Happy’s stay with us in the Netherlands in 2015/2016, as well as of visits we made to HWMCO in Uganda in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and everything we brought there.
Statement on behalf of the team of HWMCO-Nederland:
Unfortunately, while taking into consideration everything we have provided over a period of three years, from our investments, both small and large, also made possible by our sponsors and donators, to the periods we have spent at the location, we have to conclude that, locally, there is hardly any progress and cooperation is not as can reasonably be expected. Following that, goals have not been achieved.
As we take our responsibility towards our sponsors and donators very serious, this has been reason for us to put fundraising for HWMCO in Uganda on hold, at least for the time being. We hope that it will only have to be a temporarily measure and that we can at some point continue our efforts of helping Happy develop his organization and achieve the goals as we agreed.
‘We Fight Poverty by Bringing Development.’
(Updated 29 March 2019)