Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Mission Group Heads to Uganda for Farm Work

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Mission Group Heads to Uganda for Farm Work

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GYMPIE'S Kerry and Candice Mount are heading to Uganda next week to continue their work with the aid organisation Uganda Children and Family Mission (Australia) Limited which they founded in March last year.

Today, Candice, a director and general manager of UCFM (Australia), talks about their work in some of Uganda's poorest communities.

WE ARE heading to Uganda on May 19 and will be on the ground installing rainwater tanks, delivering mosquito nets, cropping our 14 hectares of farmland, completing food delivery runs.

I will also be shopping to get much-needed supplies for our women and babies.

We are local ex-business owners of 30 years who have continuously supported local children, youth and families in desperate need with food, medical, accommodation, jobs, vehicles, guidance and more.

Through our not-for-profit and non-government organisation based in Gympie, we will be in Uganda again in a week's time enrolling more students in school, installing rainwater tanks for their families, conducting family assessments, completing food runs, cropping our farm and more.

Our mission is to minimise vulnerability of the poorest communities within Uganda through provision of health and education services. To have poverty reduced, health improved, a major reduction in child labour and all children in our sphere of influence to receive education.

We also aim to have living standards improved, employment increased, and to help raise wealth creators and job creators within Uganda, in order that those young men and women can in turn help raise other impoverished and destitute Ugandans out of poverty.

Our vision is a holistic approach to education and health for impoverished Ugandan children and families.

The holistic approach we refer to, in our terms, means that the families are helped also with good health and medical, food and farm crops, access to clean water, weather- resistant shelter, psychological help as well as better living conditions, employment and housing standards. …

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