A Cup of Compassion

Two days ago, I was in the grocery store and noticed an elderly man slowly pushing his cart down the aisle. Both of his wrists were bandaged with blue gauze and the paper-thin skin on his bare arms was marked with multiple bruises. He was wearing a plastic identification bracelet and as I watched, a […]

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Papoli Update: 03/13/12

Building progress in Papoli!

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New Hospital

Community Health Center of Papoli, Phase III The great need for a small inpatient hospital to serve the people of this area was recognized by VPI. To fill this need, Phase III of the Community Health Center of Papoli will be constructed.Nearly 60,000 people in Papoli and the surrounding area have no close facility to […]

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Outpatient Medical Clinic

Community Health Center of Papoli, Phase II People in the village of Papoli, and surrounding areas, have nowhere to turn when they are sick or injured. The closest facility is in the city of Tororo, where the hospital exists, and this can be impossible to reach in an emergency. For this reason, the concept of […]

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Safe House Construction

The Robert H. Cooley Pediatric Clinic Community Health Center of Papoli, Phase I – COMPLETE Breaking News: With joy and thanksgiving VPI announces that it has received a gift from a private trust to allow the full construction, completion, and operational start up costs of The Community Health Center of Papoli, Phase I. For more […]

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Safe House

The Robert H. Cooley Pediatric Clinic Community Health Center of Papoli, Phase I – COMPLETE 

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New Schools

Papoli village had no real school. The elders of the village realized that the future of their country lay in the children, and that in order to move forward, education for these children was essential. Children taught under trees, sitting on the ground, were trying to learn. Teachers had no books, no blackboards, and few […]

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Scholarship Fund

The need for advancement of the educational levels of qualified children was introduced to the members of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church as a way of enabling children to reach their full potential. Out of this concept, the Uganda Scholarship Fund was begun.  

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Housing

When asked what was needed by the people of the village of Papoli, the immediate answer rested in 3 things. Education, clean water, and homes for the widowed grandmothers who cared for orphaned children, and the groups of child headed families. For, with the dictatorship if Idi Amin combined with the devastating epidemic of AIDS […]

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