Chaplain (Capt.) Benjamin Quintanilla, assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, visited our project in Adjumani, Uganda, earlier this year. After seeing the work in action and hearing stories of hope and healing, Ben returned to the States to see how closely programs aligned with his work as a US Airforce Chaplain. Below is the article published on the US Airforce site about Ben’s visit!
Tim Manson has been working with Tutapona for five years. Initially starting as a volunteer out of the Nakivale field office, he now works as Country Director overseeing all Uganda offices. He enjoys regularly visiting the field offices to see the impact firsthand, but in the field of mental health support it can be hard to measure change. Tim shares his heart as he saw clear results of emotional healing on one of his recent visits.
Our Field communications volunteer Julia moved out to Kurdistan in September coming from Minnesota. She had an idea of what it means to be cold, but Winter here means something very different. Through firsthand experience, she has bared witness to all the challenges this cold season brings to the hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps here as well as all the ways people endure through it, with love and hope.
Many of you will have seen our recent video announcement about the opening of a new office in Oruchinga, in Uganda's South West. It's a very exciting season for us and so we've asked Sophie, one of our field facilitators, to write a blog about her first few weeks on the ground there.