New video conveys shift in mission goal
Originally posted at: https://www.ugandapartners.org/2019/03/new-video-conveys-shift-in-mission-goal/
How can you best pull a country out of poverty? Education support.
And what does that education support look like? Books, supplies, technology, buildings, faculty and student scholarships.
Such is the message of a new video from Uganda Christian University (UCU) Partners, a Pennsylvania-based non-profit focused for the past 15 years on providing funds for these necessities at UCU.
“There is a shift in the idea of missions and ministry overseas,” said UCU Partners Executive Director, Mark Bartels. “Rather than bring as many Americans as we can to help, we know the best people to address Uganda’s challenges and problems are Ugandans.”
Bartels, who lived in Uganda with his wife, Abby, and children for 10 years until 2014, asserts that UCU is best equipped to deliver quality, university education for East Africans. UCU’s strength is not just because of its strong academic programs in eight faculty areas, but because Christian character building takes place alongside the high-level knowledge and skills.
The five-minute video contains remarks from Bartels and UCU’s Financial Aid Officer Walter Washika as well as testimonials and appreciation from seven scholarship recipients.It was produced by Diane Babirye, UCU student studying journalism and media studies; and edited by Brendah Ndagire, UCU graduate and UCU Partners communications assistant; and Patty Huston-Holm, UCU Partners Communications Director.
The video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlie4AmRJCk
For more stories and experiences, visit https://www.ugandapartners.org. To assist a UCU student or otherwise support the university, contact Mark Bartels, Executive Director, UCU Partners, at email@example.com or go to https://www.ugandapartners.org/donate/.