(FVP Story 2021.2) Serving our Community, Uganda

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(FVP Story 2021.2) Serving our Community, Uganda

May 13, 2021

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(FVP Story 2021.2) Serving our Community, Uganda

On March 27, 2021 Zainab and her husband and children initiated their Family Volunteers for Peace project. It was a very special experience for the entire family.

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GPW and Partners Encourage Families to Give Hope, Unity, and Resilience

GPW Nepal in collaboration with GPF Nepal has started the "Project Samudaya Sewa," Project Community Service in Nepali, to help provide food relief and support to the families of the daily wage earner

Read More

GPW Webinar Session 4 Emphasizes Simple Strategies to Improve Holistic Health

“When someone is sick in the family, all attention goes to making them better. The more we can come back to supporting our health on a regular basis we can live in a state of health, not illness,” sa

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(FVP Story 2021.2) Serving our Community, Uganda

On March 27, 2021 Zainab and her husband and children initiated their Family Volunteers for Peace project. It was a very special experience for the entire family.

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GPW and Partners Encourage Families to Give Hope, Unity, and Resilience

GPW Nepal in collaboration with GPF Nepal has started the "Project Samudaya Sewa," Project Community Service in Nepali, to help provide food relief and support to the families of the daily wage earner

Read More

GPW Webinar Session 4 Emphasizes Simple Strategies to Improve Holistic Health

“When someone is sick in the family, all attention goes to making them better. The more we can come back to supporting our health on a regular basis we can live in a state of health, not illness,” sa

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(FVP Story 2021.2) Serving our Community, Uganda

On March 27, 2021 Zainab and her husband and children initiated their Family Volunteers for Peace project. It was a very special experience for the entire family.

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“The way my children see the community has changed.” Zainab, Uganda

Zainab is a mother of five children and a teacher from Uganda. Last month, she decided to start Family Volunteers for Peace (FVP) with her children.  She found ‘Sanyu Babies’, a home for abandoned children. The home takes care of 50 children. Her family decided to serve the home as their family’s volunteering project. On March 27, 2021  Zainab, her husband and children initiated their Family Volunteers for Peace project. It was a very special experience for the entire family.

During preparation and implementation, both parents and children shared lots of ideas. The family even bought and wore their own customized family volunteering T-shirt.  

Even though they could only visit a few children aged 4-5 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Zainab’s made their best efforts to be involved with the children. They made scrumptious bread and cakes to bring to the children and Zainab’s eldest son read books to the children.

The young daughter said that she enjoyed eating cake together with the children. Zainab’s second liked when his brother read books to the children.

Spending time with abandoned children changed Zainab’s sons and daughters’ view of society. During reflection, the children asked and thought about the issue of abandonment. One son asked, "Why do mothers abandon their children on the road?" Zainab’s eldest son replied, “I feel that once in a while, we are obliged to offer some support to the needy people in our communities.” Her first daughter shared, “Once someone commits to offer support to any needy person or group, they should do it willingly.”

Zainab said, “I have a sense of responsibility for children to contribute to society. As I prepared and conducted FVP, the relationship between my family has improved. In particular, I was surprised at the active participation of my husband, who was not interested at first.”

Zainab is thinking of ways to continue this FVP project to engage her children in service and volunteerism in an ongoing basis. As a teacher, Zainab is thinking of providing regular learning services to improve children's literacy and numeracy skills by using a variety of learning tools. She also wants to create peace by participating in these projects with conflicting residents in the community.

We are very excited to see what Zainab’s family will develop in the future and we applaud their commitment to service and peace.

Family Volunteers for Peace(FVP) is an initiative of Global Peace Women to build a culture of service around the world. We invite your family to volunteer together and share your story.

o For question and to submit your stories email us: Global Peace Women-Family Volunteers for Peace Team (Younshim Park) family.volunteers@globapeacewomen.org

o read other stories, and find out more about Family Volunteers for Peace and its lead organization Global Peace Women visit the Family Volunteers for Peace page: https://www.globalpeacewomen.org/strengthen-families/family-volunteers-for-peace

GPW and Partners Encourage Families to Give Hope, Unity, and Resilience

GPW Nepal in collaboration with GPF Nepal has started the "Project Samudaya Sewa," Project Community Service in Nepali, to help provide food relief and support to the families of the daily wage earner

Read More

GPW Webinar Session 4 Emphasizes Simple Strategies to Improve Holistic Health

“When someone is sick in the family, all attention goes to making them better. The more we can come back to supporting our health on a regular basis we can live in a state of health, not illness,” sa

Read More

(FVP Story 2021.2) Serving our Community, Uganda

On March 27, 2021 Zainab and her husband and children initiated their Family Volunteers for Peace project. It was a very special experience for the entire family.

Read More
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