“I am sponsored”

“I am sponsored” As a new FOL volunteer this year, I experienced many touching moments with students that stand out and come to mind so often. One secondary school student is starting her 6th year at Ndagga—her eyes sparkle, she loves learning and steps up to help whenever needed. She...

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Local Projects

Local Projects I would also like to update you on our local projects. For our school supply project, we are working with three elementary schools and providing them with winter clothing items such as jackets, gloves, and shoes. Our grocery distribution program continues to provide free groceries to low income...

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Expanding Medical Services

Expanding Medical Services We continue to operate a clinic on campus which is staffed by a full-time nurse practitioner. We have also started providing obstetrical services and currently deliver three to four babies a month in the clinic. We were fortunate to have three dentists join us on the recent...

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Ndagga Secondary School: Built!

Ndagga Secondary School: Built! The new secondary school is complete, and we are extremely grateful to each of you, our supporters and donors, for helping to bring this dream to reality in the past year. We have hired twelve dedicated new secondary school teachers and built teachers’ housing units for...

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Uganda Mission Trip 2020

Uganda Mission Trip 2020 On February 10, the 2020 FOL volunteer team arrived at Ndagga to be greeted by a full school celebration ceremony. Singing, drumming, and words of thanks and gratitude surrounded the team as the community gathered in the new school auditorium to begin the volunteer week on...

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Expanding: New Farming Land

Expanding: New Farming Land Our goal has always been to help Ndagga school become self-sufficient. The only reasonable way this can happen is if we invest in a commercial farming project. We are still actively exploring such a project, but the availability of large suitable land for farming (at least...

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New Phase of Work in Uganda

New Phase of Work in Uganda Dear Friends & Supporters of FOL, It has been quite a while since the last newsletter was published in 2018. We apologize for this long pause, but it does not mean that nothing has been happening! In this issue, read about the progress of...

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Missionary Nancy’s Testimony

Missionary Nancy’s Testimony My name is Nancy Griffin, and I was asked to go on a mission trip with Dr. Paul Eun to Uganda. I had the best time. It was such a good feeling to be able to help the many villagers waiting for care at the medical clinic....

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Be the Answer

Be the Answer To celebrate my birthday, I chose to partner with Fountain of Life Foundation. Instead of people buying gifts for me, I encouraged them to consider making a donation to go toward buying sports equipment for the school students in the Ndagga village. At first I questioned whether...

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Beyond Primary School

Beyond Primary School Building a Secondary School In 2019, a secondary school needs to be built as our primary school will be graduating its first class at the end of that year. This is necessarily going to be our largest building project to date as it must accommodate six grades...

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Continual Expansion & Growth

Continual Expansion & Growth Dear Friends of FOL, Time has flown by so quickly since the last edition of our newsletter. I want to assure you that we have not been idle and that our work has continued to expand. Today, we want to briefly update you on our two...

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Help Needed: Share Our Need

Help Needed: Share Our Need A Video for You! A picture is worth a 1,000 words, and a video can be worth 100,000. As you watch it, we hope that you are encouraged by the difference YOU are making in Uganda. None of this would be possible without your ongoing...

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Uganda Village Updates

Uganda Village Updates Internationally, we started our Uganda village transformation project in 2014, and we have, to date, built a primary school and medical/dental clinic. Since our last newsletter, we have made steady progress, and we are sharing some new photos here. We now have: 4 teachers’ apartment buildings, 3...

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Local Projects

Local Projects We are currently involved in two major local projects in Washington: The first is a school supply program in which we partner with two local school districts by providing uniforms and other essential school supplies for elementary schools in low income areas. The second project is a free...

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Blooming Hope

Blooming Hope Dear Friends, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for your continued support of Fountain of Life. This year, we will celebrate our 5th anniversary as an organization. So much has happened since our humble beginning in June of 2012! As I think back over these 5 years,...

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FOL Honored at Heroes Banquet

FOL Honored at Heroes Banquet On April 30th, I had the honor of representing Fountain of Life Foundation at the first annual Federal Way Public Schools Heroes Banquet, presented by Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell (far left) and students attending the schools. FOL was awarded and acknowledged for its support of...

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New School Improvements

New School Improvements As with our new clinic, the conditions in our school and for our teachers have greatly improved. Here are some of the exciting new upgrades and on-going projects happening at the school in Uganda: New flush toilets have been added to the school administrative offices.  Our visiting...

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Our Uganda School Teachers

Our Uganda School Teachers We started the school two years ago with two teachers, and we now have seven highly qualified, dedicated teachers. Our teachers undergo a rigorous continuing education program provided by educational consultants from Kampala who come to our campus regularly to update the school on the latest...

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New Medical Clinic: A Village Miracle

New Medical Clinic: A Village Miracle The clinic building is seen as a miracle by the villagers. Although it is very small and simple by western standards, we are told that it may be the best medical facility between this town and the capital city of Kampala! As a result...

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Your Impact, Near and Far

Your Impact, Near and Far Dear Friends, I wish you a happy spring and hope that the season reenergizes you and that you have the opportunity to appreciate the wonder of new life all around us! I have just returned from a trip to the remote village of Ndagga, Uganda...

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Want to Join Our Next Mission Trip?

Want to Join Our Next Mission Trip? FOL will be sponsoring another mission trip to Uganda from August 12-21, 2016. Current sponsors are especially welcome. The trip will cost around $2700. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Paul Eun by March 1, 2016. Photos from our last Uganda...

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Dedication of New Primary School Building

Dedication of New Primary School Building The highlight of our trip was the dedication ceremony for the new primary school classroom building that will now house all grades of the primary school. Teachers and students alike are overwhelmed with gratitude for this facility. Given the magnitude of this building project,...

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Students with a Passion and Positive Outlook

Students with a Passion and Positive Outlook Approximately 220 students currently attend our school, but only 175 of them have been sponsored. The unsponsored students simply show up at the school hoping to be included, and our teachers have an understandably difficult time turning these children away. Indeed, our teachers...

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Uganda Missions Update

Uganda Mission Update Dear Friends, In this special edition of the Fountain of Life newsletter, we are writing with an update on the latest developments in Uganda along with pictures so that you can see how FOL is transforming the village of Ndagga. As you look at these pictures, please...

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FOL Continues to Make a Difference Locally

FOL Continues to Make a Difference Locally FOL’s primary local project is our free grocery distribution, which alternates each month between the Seattle suburbs of Auburn and Federal Way. We serve an average of 100 families of 4, so in all, we serve about 400 people each month. Clients sign...

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Planting Courage, Bringing Hope

Planting Courage, Bringing Hope Dear Fountain of Life Family, Many years ago, a dear friend of mine planted some crocus bulbs in my front yard in the late fall. Amazingly, these crocuses started shooting up through the frozen ground in the middle of January and after a few short weeks...

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Uganda Mission Update

Uganda Mission Update Dear Friends, I have just returned from a trip to Uganda with a team of FOL board members, friends, and supporters. The team included two physicians and two dentists, and we were able to treat over three hundred and fifty patients in two days. We were also...

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Clinic of Hope

Clinic of Hope Medical care in Uganda is often hard to find. Even basic dental and health care is rare and usually costs more than families can afford to pay. This is especially true in remote villages, where some of the children from Fountain of Life live. Fortunately, Fountain of...

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700,000 Ugandan Children Out of School…

700,000 Ugandan Children Out of School… But your support is helping over 125 children receive an education Uganda is facing an education crisis. Education is very expensive, and most families cannot afford to send their children to school. Less than 25% of children ever go on to secondary school; many...

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Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground Thanks to your support, Fountain of Life is breaking ground on exciting new additions to its school in Uganda! Currently, construction is about to begin for the teachers’ quarters and school restrooms. This will greatly improve life for our staff. They will be on-site, and can help provide...

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A Note from Our CEO

A Note from Our CEO Dear Friends, I am writing to first thank you for your continued support, for you are making a huge difference in the work we are doing. I would also like to take the opportunity to introduce our first newsletter, and show you first hand what...

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