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Heart of Amazima: Meet Damba

Damba is sixteen years old and has an insatiable passion for drumming. When he gets behind a drum, his reserved personality is interrupted by a boldness that springs up from deep inside. On Saturdays, we watch him play his drums…

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A Life Changed

Most 13-year-olds are bursting at the seams with energy. They sit through class, impatiently waiting for the clock to strike freedom so they can go do what boys do: anything that requires physical activity or being outside. But Patrick’s experience…

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#TeamAmazima: Tea Can Change Lives

Early last month, Betty Jane and Penny planned two separate tea parties on the same day in an effort to raise enough money to sponsor a child in our sponsorship outreach for a year. Betty Jane hosted at her home…

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5 Things I Learned When I Visited Uganda

by Brittney Meyer, Amazima Stateside Social Media Coordinator 1. Always say hello. I walked into our office there quite a few times before I got the memo, this memo: around here (there), people are more important than tasks. I don’t…

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It Is God’s Grace

Written by Katie Davis, Founder of Amazima Simon sits on the floor of the porch of the office in Buziika laughing with a group of his friends. He doesn’t know that I am watching him or the way that laugh…

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Heart of Amazima: Meet George

If you’re looking for a young leader who is full of life, you’re looking for George. He is in primary two this year, and is the class monitor for his classroom. Being the class monitor means he is responsible for…

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#TeamAmazima: Succulents Can Change Lives

A 14-year-old named Georgia is selling succulents, eye-catching plants that require minimal care, to raise support for Amazima. When Georgia heard about Katie’s story and Amazima’s mission, she set out to help us accomplish our mission… from Australia. A few…

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Risen Indeed

As the sun went down, roughly 1,200 children, parents, guardians, and others from surrounding villages trickled in and sat in the white plastic chairs lined up on the field. By the end of the night there were more people than…

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Sponsorship Outreach Mentors: A Tribute

It started with a handful of children, a few. It started with a few because if He can trust us with a few, He can trust us with more, and then someday… perhaps many. Today there is more than a…

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Heart of Amazima: Meet Gorret

Her name is Gorret, and she is a student in our Scholarship Program. Around here, she is known for her kindness. She is kind to her friends, her siblings, and to her aunt and uncle who took her in at…

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His Great Love

As you may already know, Saturdays are big days around here. We gather on Saturdays to worship, have bible study, eat, and play games with all of the children (about 700) in our Scholarship Program. A couple of Saturdays ago,…

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A Taste of Uganda

Posho (also known as ugali in other parts of Africa) is a staple food in Uganda, and is eaten by Amazima’s staff and fed to the children we serve during the week. Posho is a mixture of maize flour (cornmeal)…

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