What We Do
March 30, 2020 Update
With diminishing financial resources, government mandates preventing gathering in close quarters and a global pandemic on every continent, Serving His Children has made the difficult decision to suspend all nutrition programs and divert our available resources to support government efforts to mitigate COVID19 in rural Uganda.
Information saves lives and reduces fear; bringing critical information to families in rural Uganda. According to USAID/Power Africa, only 19% of homes in rural Uganda are connected to power which means little access to information shared through radio or television broadcasts. Print media is slow to reach remote areas and many have not had access to the education needed to read and share important information. The most effective means of getting current information to rural communities is live broadcasting in the local language from a moving vehicle. Many districts do not have the equipment or funding to make this a priority leaving thousands of families hearing rumors of a deadly, contagious virus with little information about how to protect their families and knowledge of the government mandated responses.
During the pandemic, SHC is diverting all available funds to support the government appointed COVID19 Task Force in rural communities. We are donating portable PA systems able to broadcast information in the local language from a vehicle traveling through villages as well as necessary supplies for team members such as soap, hand washing stations, bleach and gloves.