By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus-Five members of Kampala International University (KIU) Students charity club paid a courtesy visit to Missionaries of the Poor, a charitable organization and religious institute located in Kisenyi Kampala on Sunday 3rd October 2021. The group donated several items ranging from food items to, clothing among others.
Led by their president, Herbert Isabayanda the club donated various food items, clothes, soap, sugar among others. He said that he chose Missionaries of the poor due to the familiarity he has with the organisation having previously visited it in 2018 with Forum for Ideas.
"I chose Missionaries of the poor because I know it very well. I had visited it before with Forum for Ideas and this club as well," Isabayanda disclosed.
They cleaned, toured around, met and talked to the disadvantaged children therein with whom they played games and had lots of fun. This was meant to relieve the children and also give them hope and confidence about their future.
"We wanted to relieve the children by creating a lighter mood through fun-filled games and teaching. we mainly concentrated on the bible and the life of Jesus Christ to rekindle hope in them, "Isabayanda told this website.
The team was also joined by the club matron, Madam Christine Irupia, former English Language and communication skills lecturer at KIU who urged the children to receive and embrace Jesus Christ in their lives.
"You need to receive Jesus. give your life to Jesus so that you may have eternal life. It is the best decision you can ever make in your life," Irupia advised.
Brother Bernard Kerkedda, the patron of missionaries of the poor welcomed the KIU charity Club and thanked the University for nurturing and harbouring generous souls.
"Thank you guys for being this generous. God bless you abundantly and I must thank the University for nurturing and keeping good and loving souls like you," Kerkedda said in a short briefing.
Aimed at raising the hope of the disadvantaged, KIU Students Charity Club started as a class group in the college of Education in 2018. While in a communication skills class, students together with their lecturer now the club matron, Madam Christine Irupia thought of donating surplus items to the needy instead of keeping them or throwing them away.
Backed by the dream of making it a big organisation, they decided to name it KIU Students charity Club. They also sought to attract students from other schools and departments through an open name.