Every Saturday, the sponsored children from our education program gather together at the Amazima pavilion for Bible study, worship, lunch, and lots of play. This is an important day for the children to escape some of the pressures and duties of caring for their family, fetching water, and finding food. Amazima employs Ugandan men to lead this time, giving the children a male role model and spiritual leader. While much of their lives are unstable and unpredictable, the children rely on seeing loving faces of friends and mentors each Saturday. Each child is provided food to take home to their families, making their caregivers even more supportive of the child's participation in Saturday festivities.
During the week we plan to use the Amazima pavilion to teach basic health care and farming techniques to the community. We also have a plot of land for a garden. This will provide the sponsored children and their parents an opportunity to interact together and learn skills they can apply at home.