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Feb
24

One student’s dream to promote dental literacy in Africa

By Maxy Magella Abenaitwe We may never truly get over a loss, but we can move forward and evolve from it.  Diana Hilda Ayikoru, a third-year School of Dentisty student at Uganda Christian University (UCU), unveils a transformation story shaped by a loss in 2014. Two years after the death of her devoted, caring mother, […]

Feb
23

UCU students pay ‘through the teeth’ to avert dental torture

Three of UCU’s dental school students – working to complete credentials to meet the growing need for dentists in Uganda By John Semakula and Jimmy Siyasa “Some tortures are physical and some are mental, but the one that is both is dental.” That phrase is attributed to the late Frederic Nash, an American poet.  Aziz […]

Feb
23

A Consistent Stand for Life

Every January, like clockwork, I receive at least one communication from someone who has heard about Anglicans for Life and wants to get involved with the ministry, but for the fact that we do not take a position against capital punishment. This year I have received four inquiries! They question the consistency and validity of […]

Feb
22

UCU School of Dentistry Dean addresses equipment, training challenges

Early in 2020, the East African Medical and Dental Practitioners Council stopped Uganda Christian University (UCU) and a number of other universities in Uganda from admitting new students until they fulfilled certain conditions. Creation of a School of Dentistry independent from the UCU School of Medicine was one such condition that has now been met. […]

Feb
21

Midmark donates $141,000 in dental equipment to UCU School of Dentistry

After several months of waiting, modern training equipment arrived in mid-February for use by the newly designated Uganda Christian University School of Dentistry. On February 19,2021, Uganda Partners published a story on the big picture related to the equipment. This story, which was written in part in December 2020, narrows on the contributions specific to […]

Feb
19

UCU School of Dentistry acquires nearly $400,000 in modern training equipment

The acting Dean of Department, Dr. Gerald Tumusime, tries out some equipment on a UCU student. By John Semakula Uganda Christian University (UCU) has acquired state-of-the-art dental equipment worth sh1.46bn ($397,855) to boost the training of students at its dentistry school in Mengo. On February 18, University top management received equipment that included 10 dental […]

Feb
16

UCU Partners launches e-lab pilot to benefit students and organization

  Some students in the Uganda Partners e-lab pilot interact from the UCU-Mukono library via Zoom with managers of the NGO in the United States. By Jimmy Siyasa It’s only mountains that don’t meet, but people do, goes a famous saying. This came to pass on January 25, when a group of Uganda Christian University […]

Feb
16

Ten Years a Missionary

View fullsize Writing to you from the frozen north of the United States is such a remarkably different experience compared to where we were posting from this same time last year. I was up early this morning shoveling our walkway of the six-to-eight inches of snow that had accumulated overnight, and pondering what I had […]

Feb
16

UCU markets student artwork to boost sales during pandemic

UCU Student Mark Wandera with one of his pieces during the exhibition Story By Fiona Nabugwere and Majorine Kiita Photos by Paulyn Alupo and Dalton Mujuni By 8 a.m. on a hot Friday morning, the Technology Park area of the Mukono campus of Uganda Christian University (UCU) was a beehive of activities as 3rd year […]

Feb
12

Pray for Peace in Bunia

Rev. Bernard Bisoke Balikenga is the Provincial Youth Coordinator of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When Bisoke traveled to the U.S. in September 2019 for the New Wineskins Global Mission Conference and again in January 2020 to attend leadership conferences, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Windermere in Charleston, SC, was fortunate to be his host. […]

Feb
11

UCU students say International Desk relieves loneliness

International students from the United States, Nigeria and Rwanda By Gloria Katya Joining Uganda Christian University (UCU) in 2019, Garcia Bwale’s major challenge was the language barrier. Since she is from a French-speaking country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), she was not fluent in English.  Contributing during class discussions was one of her […]

Feb
09

God expands our vision

Photo by Leon Contreras on Unsplash by Sheryl Shaw, North America Director Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not […]

Feb
07

‘God used so many people to support us’ – Bishop Obetia (recovered from Covid)

Bishop Joel Obetia and his wife, Joy, at their home, a week after being discharged from hospital By Jimmy Siyasa After recovering from Covid-19, retired Bishop Joel Obetia of the Madi and West Nile diocese in northwestern Uganda has stopped taking certain things in life for granted. Bishop Joel Obetia drinking a concoction of Vitamin […]

Feb
04

Partnering for Freedom

(Faces are blurred for their protection) Martha, 42 years old, had been living in the unreached area (K) of the Punjab Province in Pakistan, with her husband and two daughters. With the husband working in the brick kilns, it had been difficult for them to manage their daily lives and family, but then Martha’s life […]

Feb
03

‘This boy will be a reverend’ – 20-year journey to Ph.D.

Rev. Canon Moses Stephen Isabirye at the veranda of his house where he sometimes works By Penelope Nankunda When Jacob in Genesis (Chapter 47:1-10) is brought before the pharaoh of Israel and asked to identify himself, he says, “My years have been difficult.” Canon Moses Stephen Isabirye, an undergraduate degree alum from Uganda Christian University […]

Jan
31

Nationwide internet shutdown stalls online exams at UCU

Students engage in group discussions at the UCU-Mukono dining hall in preparation for the end of the Advent Semester examinations in January 2021. Some students who were off campus due to Covid-19 returned to access the University’s internet services for their online examinations. By Jimmy Siyasa Have you ever prepared for an online examination and […]

Jan
27

Family roots + UCU applied learning = graduation

Cherop Lillian selling fruits By Collin Wambete In addition to sickness and death, the COVID-19 pandemic reaped loss of employment and gaps in education around the world. Youth in Uganda have been discouraged and even more hard pressed to make money, including acquisition of funds to go to school. Amidst the storm, Cherop Lillian found […]

Jan
27

Growing Grace in San Lorenzo

A Honduran reporter once said that San Lorenzo was a village forgotten by man and God. Yet God had not forgotten. He used this report to inspire a Honduran priest to reach out to this isolated mountain community of subsistence farmers.  Missionary Jeannie Loving went along and began to serve the people in the name […]

Jan
24

UCU enters inter-university collaboration to boost research culture

UCU group photo at launch By Douglas Olum In the wake of the global invasion by the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of research, especially in the health sector, has without doubt, been fully uncovered. Health experts across the globe are working tirelessly to understand the nature of the virus and derive appropriate vaccines and treatment […]

Jan
22

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