BY WALTER KUMIRA
GULU: SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022
These items include two beds, pineapples and watermelon, a bale of babies’ clothes, play materials like toys, rubber balls, biscuits, packed beef among others.
Brig Bonny Bamweseki, the commander of the UPDF’s 4th Division in Gulu, while handing over the items to the authority of Watoto Babies Home in Gulu City says he feels pleased to share the little he has with the young children who will be the future generation of the Country.
Bamweseki explained that he feels offended when he has everything but little children or disabled persons are suffering and starving from hunger.
Irene Leki Aber, The Home Manager, Baby Watoto Gulu, while receiving these items on behalf of other staff, said she is humbled and filled with overwhelming joy and love over the donation support made by the Division Commander.
Aber explained that people used to see Army soldiers as their enemies but what the division commander did was a signal to the civilians about the character and discipline of army soldiers.
Francis Oyat, the Social worker of the home, appealed to other leaders from the various levels of leadership to emulate the example of the division commander.
Watoto Baby Home Gulu, which was started in 2010 has rescued over 1,000 children abandoned by their parents, and have also managed to integrate over 230 children after growing up with about 11 educated up to the level of universities.
Watoto Baby Home currently has a total of 78 staff with 68 full staff and 10 support staff and is taking care of 58 abandoned children from zero age up to six year-old.