Micheal and Sharon Kamya have 4 children and serve as Pastors in the Community of Bugembe, Jinja, Uganda. They are leaders of hope and founders of Praise Fellowship Church. They work directly with orphaned children, schools and local builders to ensure integrity of the organization and it's mission to implement projects for lasting change.
Uganda has one of the largest populations of young people in the world with over 56 percent of its 37 million people under the age of 18. Children are also the single largest demographic group living in poverty in Uganda. There are few elderly people to pass on useful skills or simple life lessons to the young generation. In 2019 - Uganda was ranked the second poorest country in the world.
Dennis and Stephanie Devey, from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, have 3 children. Along with Micheal and Sharon, they work together to develop sustainable and meaningful projects to help overcome poverty. Raising awareness through fundraising events and public presentations, they share Uganda's story and report on the progress, success and integrity of the projects.
Praise Fellowship Christian Centre was built on faith and trust and is the hub of hope for the community. It is a gathering place for worship and learning. Filled with the spirit of music and dance, it is a safe haven where volunteers feed meals to orphaned children and comfort can be found in learning about the love of Jesus. It is with God's grace that Michael and Sharon continue to serve the most needy in the community.
Rotary Club of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium have made contributions through Rotary International to build latrines, install concrete floors & locally support building of desks and chairs. and provide funding for school fees, uniforms and Jigger Eradication Health Clinics. The University of Guelph Rotaract Club, held a Gala that raised awareness and funding for 3 girls to attend College. To learn more about Rotary at https://trilliumrotary.org/
Bruce and Lorraine Macpherson, visited the the area with Michael in 2014. This was their 8th visit to Uganda; passionate & determined in their quest to help orphaned children receive funding for education. Bruce's passing left a piece of his legacy in the purchase of land that is being harvested for food for the children and community. Opportunities to visit with a team are coming!