The Toro Babies Home is moving on as usual with 45 children now. This month we took over a baby called Atuhairwe Gift whose 17 years old mother died after giving birth. As his father is also just 19 years old, the government officials thought it would be better take the child to our Home because they were concerned about his safety. At his arrival he was not in a good condition, therefore he was admitted to Buhinga Hospital and returned to Toro Babies Home after two weeks having improved immensely.
Fortunately, we could resettle three children this month. Musinguzi Ashavin and the twins Nyakato and Waswa Fred returnt to their family and all three looked very happy. The families were also incredibly happy to see them taken care of and growing up so well.
It’s been also a pleasure to see the children going back to the school again because we could feel they all missed and needed it. The teachers take the kids to school with the Home van.
Currently, two of our children need special medication due to their health complications but we can for sure say their condition is continuously improving. Kirungi Racheal is now aged 14, she has been getting swellings on her head and back since September 2021, so we took her to Kabarole Hospital twice but the swellings still came back. On 7/01/2022 we took her to a different hospital to Maranatha hospital where they did a CBC which showed a low iron count and accordingly gave different medicine. The blood test showed also a deficiency in vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Therefore, she is now on a special diet. In addition, the doctors recommended the use of soft pillows to make her comfortable and to ensure that the wound on the back does not come in contact with the bed. Stephen und Gift will also receive special food because of some vitamin deficiency.
Aggrey is the one who needs special medication as well. Aggrey was brought to Toro Babies Home on 31/12/2021 in a very bad state. He was malnourished and starved almost to death. We took him to the Hospital and since 31/12/2021 he has been on nutrition treatment. On 24/01/2022 he was discharged but his condition is still not stable since the doctor reported that his heart is swollen which is why he needs to see a specialist in Mulago in the Heart institute.
Moreover, we are having physiotherapy classes twice a month with Kyaninga. She also trained are two volunteers, so they can support the therapy of children with more serious complications. We are happy to be able to say that Gift is making great improvements thanks also to the volunteer Ruth who is making her always smile. Gift can now eat better by herself and even hold a cup.
The Kasiisi and Kagote projects are going well. The vegetable are harvested and the farmers are doing great work to grow the crops.
Of course, many wonderful people played a big part in all these positive developments, so we would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you again! Our thanks go to:
- the international Donors especially Children Need Parents who continuously support the running of the Home, pay staff salaries and pay schools fees for our children with disability.
- Partnerschaft Gesunde Welt which help in the daily running of the Home and special medical treatment as well as special food for the children especially Rachael, Stephen and Gift. They also took part of painting and renovating of the houses
- to the volunteer Ruth who helps the children with physiotherapy
- to the Germany Volunteers Carla and Judith and the Spanish Volunteers who help in so many house chores and also pay some of the school fees
- to all the staff members who make this Home move on very well and always putting a smile on these innocent souls
- to all the Trustees and Board Members for the love and support