Kitgum Town

Kitgum Town
Kitgum Town

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Team 2013

On January 13th 2013, Andrew Purcell will be accompanying  Andrew Wright to  Kitgum Uganda.

Andrew is married with two children. He has a background in Business and I.T.

It will be his first visit to Africa and an opportunity to experience  the Kitgum community first hand, understand more about what YOTKOM is doing in Uganda  and also to explore ways that he may be able to contribute, especially with his previous business and team building skills and experience.
Yotkom is seeking to teach and model good business practices within the project and also to explore ways that small local, income producing activities can be more successful and sustainable.
Our small Yotkom Drug Shop is an example of this and we are aiming to focus on making this stronger while we are  in Kitgum.
Part of our long term vision is to see the medical work of the project being partly funded by local business enterprise and for our Yotkom team members to be known by their integrity and Christian values manifested in the work place .

Other goals for this visit include unloading the container of donated medical equipment which we trust will arrive during our stay. We will be joining Graham and Sue Carter from Brisbane to undertake this.

Graham has been instrumental in gathering valuable medical supplies together and working with the Mater Hospital to get a container of goods to Uganda.
Loading XRay Dark room for packing onto Container

Another exciting and encouraging development has been the recent gift by Gateway Baptist Church to Yotkom . These funds will pay for installation of a SOLAR SYSTEM  to the rural medical clinic we are partnering with in Kitgum. Over recent weeks ,we have done a lot of preparation and groundwork towards this and trust it will be successfully installed during our stay. It will make a significant difference to the daily operation of the clinic as power outages are common and often prolonged . It is vital for Pathology equipment and vaccine fridges to have a continuing power supply .
not sure if our installers will have all this fancy safety equipment--so pray for safety !!

Please pray for us as we work together with the African team to achieve all these goals... and more !
We will be in UGANDA from JANUARY 14th to 30th
 check this site for updates and photos of our activities and progress!