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Day 4: A day of extremes

We had been warned to prepare ourselves for an emotional morning with visits to the Good Shepherd Home at Mengo-Kisenyi and the Bethlehem Home at Busega established by the Missionaries of the Poor. The Brothers devote their lives to caring for orphaned children and house over 400 children. The living conditions are hard to fathom. Each dormitory room contains over thirty bunk beds crammed together. Many of the children are severely disabled and a large number bed ridden requiring a…

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Day 3: Bulesa. You have our heart.

After spending two days walking through the slums of Kampala, stepping ever so carefully over the open sewers and holding our breath at the putrid stench that greeted us at every turn, we were grateful to spend our third day in the fresh air approximately 1 hour North West of the City in a Village called Mairye, in the Wakiso District. Still the conditions were poor, but the ‘fresh’ air was  a most welcomed change.  We greeted that fresh air…

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Day 2: Full of Joy is my School…

  Today was our first full day waking up to the sounds of Uganda, and the children of Gateway Mercy Orphanage (Full of Joy School) were definitely worth the early start.  Gateway Mercy Orphanage was started in 2004 by Jovia Kabuye and is now operated by her daughters, Sylivia and Rebecca Nakabuye. After a huge welcome by the children with their chart topper ‘Full of Joy is my School’ a battle of the bands ensued and the Kain C+C crew…

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Day 1: Uganda 2014

Allow me to introduce the 2014 Uganda crew – Eliza ‘Percy’ Percival (Kain C+C Charitable Foundation), Georgia ‘Rosco’ Ross (Kain C+C Lawyers), Trent ‘T-Hen’ Heneker (Two Hands Wines), Jane ‘Crowy’ Prior (Blue Sky Alternative Investments), Amelia ‘Moo’ Kain (Ring In), Lucy ‘Nobby’ Noblett (KWP!) and John ‘Jonty’ Kain (Kain C+C Lawyers). All arrived safely in Kampala to be met by our old friend Angel. The Uganda customs service processed us with predictable efficiency to ensure we were loaded onto our…

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Wooden Boxes to Humidicribs

In 1999 by following her heart, South Australian Judy Steel was inspired to help some of the poorest people on earth. In 2010, we met Judy and began working with her and the UACO (Uganda Australia Christian Outreach) team to support the building of a hospital theatre complex in Kampala, Uganda. Led by the dedicated Dr Edward Ssembatya, the hospital theatre and surgical wing  has taken over four years to complete and is now a functioning 30 bed hospital and 8…

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Taking the Next Steps

Fifteen high school kids from Roma Mitchell Secondary College teamed up with the Kain Foundation in May to take part in the Next Steps program, a two day employment skills coaching workshop for disadvantaged youth. After some introductory sessions, the students met former pig farmer turned radio host Cosi, who told his inspiring story of building a life from nothing to something by taking advantage of every opportunity, sheer determination and hard work. The students were then taken on a tour of…

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Lawyers and Power Tools Do Mix

  About 7. Employees from Kain C+C Lawyers doned the workboots and took to the dirt in April and July to help build a house for a low income family. Mastering the power tools and breaking out in a sweat, the team completed two walls of hebel and moulded cement fence sleepers in April and painted the interior of the house in July. The building days launched the Building Communities pillar, a brand new Foundation initiative focused on connecting corporate employees…

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It’s Time for Africa…

In August, we are off again on the annual Uganda Project expedition. This year’s trip brings together 7 travellers from Kain C+C Lawyers, KWP! Advertising, Two Hands Wines and Blue Sky Alternative Investments who will join forces to contribute to uplifting communities in Uganda who are burdened by poverty. The team will visit, work in and donate goods  to various schools and orphanages in Kampala as well as get their hands dirty on a building project in the remote northern…

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Alumni News: Uganda Packing Night

The 2014 Uganda Packing Night is being held on Thursday 31 July! That’s right, if you haven’t got it on email, this is an invitation for all Uganda Alumni to shamelessly borrow your arms and legs to help the 2014 travellers prepare for their upcoming trip. Come and share a few drinks and some food and help us to sort and pack the 50+kgs of clothes, stationary, schoolbags, school shoes and more. Please RSVP to foundation@kaincc.com Look forward to seeing you…

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Q&A w/ Loewn Steel

Gen boomer, x, y, z…er..osity We can wax lyrical about the work we do but there’s nothing quite like hearing a story from someone to understand the WHY. That’s why we’ve created the ‘Experience Q&A’ section where we will get to meet awesome people from all generations to debunk the experience of generosity and why everybody should be able to feel it. First up is Loewn Steel, who we are chuffed to announce is our brand new Chair on the…

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