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Learn about the man dedicated to building CURE: Joseph Lukwago
A Graduation to a Better Life


A Video by YUBUPA!

A graduation of graduations!
Ok, tell me who now?
It's Joseph Lukwago, that's who!
 
A man whose spirit spreads
Throughout the world.
His learning is not
Limited to books.
 
He takes what he
Learns and readily
Applies it to the practical
World to Help Others.
 
Yes Joseph has the
Foresight to know
That JOY can be a
Great experience in living.
 
So he creates
He does not stop there.
He enages in so many roles
 
Take C.U.R.E.
Center for Uganda
Rural Empowerment
You can watch a video!

Even more:
C.U.R.E. is just one project.
An ABC4All Mentor, too, he becomes.
Then Joseph is Co-Founder! YES!
The OnenessLove Foundation!

Graduate he may,
Congratulations come his way,
Already this man has dedicated
His life to the service of others.

Joy for Humanity!
Just as Francine says:
"JOY, JOY, JOY!"

So we celebrate
One Great Achievement!
As Joseph graduates
All the while creating
Better communities!

From The ABC4All Team of TEAMS!





2 Letters from Joseph Lukwago!


My Dearest Burt, Yuel and Big Sis,

Many times I can't get enough words to express my gratitude to such wonderful people that God brought amidst me. I have learnt a lot from you and I must say that am not the same person I used to be a few years back. I feel mature because am not alone and I have some wonderful shoulders that I can lean on. That makes me stronger everyday.

Yuel is very right when he brings in Technology for the betterment of everything we are doing because if I wasn't able to use the Internet, I would be getting in touch with such wonderful people like you. This kind of Technology makes the world so close and it appears that we are just in one community. When some times I see what is going on between us, I feel as if we are all in Kyazanga and working together for the betterment of the people. Woooow sometimes I wonder how technology makes things real and that's why I know that one day CURE using ICT will be a great force for the betterment of people's lives.

 I really thank God that I got much interest in the computers at an early stage when I had just seen them in Uganda because if it wasn't for that, I would be doing something for the community but I wouldn't be able to get in touch with people of your kind and I know I wouldn't be where I am and where I am going. From my childhood I wanted to be a doctor because my mom is a nurse and I always admired to see people being healed by my mother and also thought that I would treat and bring back people's lives back to normal. Though God's plan is always the best, He knew that my healing will not be through treating with medicine but it was going to be my heart and I managed to get to IT which has really transformed me a lot and even the work that is at heart.

This world needs people to take to a new level and sometimes some people say that they are doing something while they are not and I think that's not good but I know that all people can't be like that and there are those whose hearts are committed to making this world a better place. Having the change in the heart is very important that just thinking of change. I am really grateful that I am part of great people who want to make this world a better place to leave in and all is from their hearts.

May the Lord bless you so much as we stand together to make the world a better place.

I remain yours always,

Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org


INTRODUCTION TO CURE: JOY FOR HUMANITY/CURE PROJECT

A more inspiring video is hard to imagine.  What may not be readily apparent is what Joseph has accomplished at a very early period in his young life.  He is to be commended for such dedication and service.  Recent progress at CURE reported below helps viewers gain insight into what is transpiring.

We are grateful for all of the efforts of YUBUPA (our Video Information Specialist).

Respectfully,
Burton  Danet, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, ABC4All
http://abc4all.net

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MAY 2008 UPDATE: The 8 Bright Hearts View Their Videos!

Dearest Burt,

I hope that all is moving on well with you and the wonderful work that you are doing.

Here we are getting ready for the beginning of the new term which beginning next week on Monday. Such a period is always busy as we have to organise things required for the new term and thats what am trying to do at the moment.

I have sent you some pictures that I took over the weekend for the Bright Hearts during the time I gave them their TV screen and radio that Haydn bought for them.

At the same time I also gave them the material that they are going to use for the study of the Basic Human values and Conflict Resolution Education which begins the study of children who are going to be refered to as the Bright Heart children.

It was a nice moment for the children and this makes them able to start seeing the wonderful videos that are created by Pat. Oooo the children enjoyed it so much when the saw the videos that Pat created. They couldn't believe it when they looked at themselves. They were so so happy and I could tell from their faces and what they said to each other.

I know this screen will be so good for them and they will learn alot because I plan to have some educative material that I will let them have.

Ending here for now and wishing you all the best in what you do for this world.

God bless you always,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org



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TWO VIDEOS MADE BY YUBUPA ESPECIALLY FOR THE 8 BRIGHT HEARTS!
Help the Bright Hearts Smile! (Parts I and II)

A mother carrying a child on her back a long distance so the child can be with EVERYONE in that community activity.

SUCH CARING NEEDS TO BE SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD.

One woman.
One child.
Two People.
Both Sharing.
One CARING.
On GLOBAL LOVE DAY.
Showing ONENESS for all.


Slide Show graciously prepared by YUBUPA!

May 2008

Dearest Burt,

I hope that you and the rest of your members are doing well. I also hope that the wonderful work you do for this world continues to move on so well and God's blessings being upon you all in all that you do to help humanity.

Here things are moving on well and I thank God for what I see in the children of this world. I know they hold our future and seeing them change from one situation to another is so amazing and I believe that it will be able to help us have a better future.

I just wanted to send you these pictures that we took during the visiting of the home.

That marked our Global Love Day and it was really a day to remember. During that period, we decided to pay visits to the families where our Bright Hearts came from and we had some little necessities that we left in the homes.

You will see how we moved. We were welcome very well by all the family members and they loved all that we arranged. While moving, I realized that its just the beginning but a lot has to be done for this world and more so in the rural areas where people don't reach.

Sometimes I cried when I reached some places but never wanted to show that am crying but I couldn't control. One of the pictures shows my mom carrying the youngest Bright Heart Kirabo on the back. That's how we moved with her because she could get tired sometimes when we are moving.

So my mom was very helpful because we moved with her plus one sister of mine.

From the CURE using ICT project that I want to see starting as soon as possible, that's why I mentioned on the website that it will be motor bikes to use during the data collection because you can see that we don't have proper roads while going the inside of the families.  Its not easy to reach the people but people are there who need to be reached and no one is there to reach them. I hope that with the CURE project, something will continue to manifest as we show our love to the people.

People really don't go inside communities but there things are terrible for people and I pray that God helps me to see that I really assist those that are really in need. There those that are in need but some are too much in need. It was a good period but on the other end a bad one while looking at what people go through.

So that's how everything was during that period that I wanted to share with you.

May God continue to bless you as you help this world.

Yours Always,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org


SOME BRIGHT HEARTS AND THE UNIVERSAL FLAG FLIES IN UGANDA!

Dear Burt,

I hope all is moving on well with you.. Things here have been moving on well and over the weekend we had a visiting day at the school and this is the time when we showed the universal flag to the people.

 

The flag was flying all over the field after I explained to the people the meaning of the flag in my speech. During the matching of the students, the flag was the first and it was really flying over. I liked everything that took place.

 

Attached are some pictures that were taken during the time when the flag was flying in Uganda.

When the video is ready, I will send you the copy of it.

 

Ending here for now and wishing you the best in everything that you do for this world.

Yours always,
Joseph


--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org
www.kyazanga.org



A Video Series! videos for the Bright Hearts!

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ONE ABOVE, ONE BELOW. A special Gift for the 8 little Bright Buds!

VIDEO #2 CLICK!


 
No. 1
Nansansi Annet
  No. 2
Kilabo Agnes
     
 

No. 3
Nassali Daisy

 

No. 4
Namugwanya Margaret

     
 
No. 5
Namatovu Vailo
  No.6
Namilimo Catherine
     
 
No. 7
Nalubega Juccy
  No.8
Mukana Moreen
  and those are the Bright Hearts.......
What a JOY for Humanity to have Pat / YUBUPA in our midst.
 
What a JOY for Humanity to have Joseph and Project Cure!
 
What a JOY for Humanity to have a celebration of Bright Hearts!
 
What a JOY for Humanity to have the Universal Flag flying in Uganda!
 
What a JOY for Humanity to have "JOY, JOY, JOY" sung by Francine!
 
What a JOY for Humanity to share pictures of the 8 Bright Hearts!
 
What a JOY for Humanity to share Project Cure!
 
JOY! JOY! JOY!
 

Progress: Life for the Bright Hearts = SMILES! 03/03/2008

Dear Burt,

I hope that all is moving on well with you and the wonderful work you are doing. Things have been very busy this side also as the term just began and also the new home that opened on 9th. In some of your emails, you informed me about receiving the universal flag and I am wondering how far this is or there is something that I had to do to be able to receive that flag. I would be privileged to have it as well.

The CD for he opening ceremony of the Home for the Bright Heart Children is ready and I will soon post it to you also this week.. For sure the life of these children is beginning to change and am so grateful in the heart for what is happening.

Yesterday I was so happy when I spent almost the whole day with the children and I saw their happiness since they entered into their new home. I released that there is a big change in their lives for the time I was with them.

It was so lovely seeing the children and I must inform you that if our impact continues like that, this world will really get the impact. When I looked at the happiness these children were in, I released the more work that is required to see that the faces of many more children  gets like that.

The pictures I have attached are pictures of the children in their new school uniforms as they came from school and the other of some of them having their break fast sited in front of their lovely home.

If you remember from the first pictures that I sent you for these children, all these children never smiled even if I could tell them to smile. Especially the youngest girl called Kirabo. From the pictures that I have attached now you will see that Kirabo was very happy in all the pictures. Every time I told her to smile she would laugh very well and you would see that she is not forcing the smile but its genuine from her heart. That made me so happy seeing that happen and I must inform you that the efforts were are doing in this world and paying and will continue to pay. I am very confident we will make a better world for every one in a period of time. I just imagined seeing more children happy like these Bright Hearts are now.

Let me end here for now and wishing you a nice week.

God bless you.

Yours truly,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org
www.kyazanga.org


A Home Completed!
A Day to Celebrate!
OPENING CEREMONY FEBRUARY 9, 2008

"Those are new members of ABC4All,
and I request you to celebrate with us
as we give them a new home of Hope."

A home for 8 lovely children and a House Mother who is a widow is complete. The children are from circumstances where their social (family) structure has broken down due to loss of parents either through death or neglect (abandonment).

Our mandate is not just to feed, clothe, educate and house the children. It is not meant to be just a humanitarian response to the needs of destitute children; rather it is to become the substitute parents to these children and restore the lost family structure within which child development is meant to take place.

We are going to train the heart, mind and body of these children so that they live successful lives and in turn become part of the solution as we together strive to make this world a better place for everybody.

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org
www.kyazanga.org


Recent Updates 02/05/2008

Dear Burt,

I hope that all is moving on well with you and the wonderful work you do for this world is okay.

Its quite sometime that I haven't got on to you but all is moving on well and am glad to inform you that surely the children who are going to continue our struggle of making the world a better place for all are getting into the home on 9th.

One thing I have to say that I admire all that you do and you have really encouraged me ever since I joined the wonderful cause of ABC4All. I always feel so grateful to be a world changer and I know that if we come together we can surely make it. It's not easy but with time nothing will fail us.

For now the home is closed and inside the finishing is also done. What is remaining is finishing outside which was started yesterday and in three days. It will be completed. So that means that the children are going to be having their new home ready on 9th, February. Thank be to God who has enabled us do this and reaching where it is now.

I request you to join us on 9th as we celebrate the completion of the home for the children and I would request you to be with us in spirit even if the body won't make it. Those are new members of ABC4All and I request you to celebrate with us as we give them a new home of Hope.

May God bless you so much.


--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org


PROGRESS! From 01/06/08 to 01/17/08!


Dear Burt,

I am glad to inform you that the Bright Hearts all came together yesterday and we identified which classes they are going to be attending. It was a wonderful time as we also managed to talk to all the caretakers of these children and they were all grateful that we were having the children in the home.

I am sending you a few pictures taken and some others about the progress of the Home. This week, the roof was started and the roofing will be completed soon. Then finishing will immediately commence. The builders confirmed that by 31st, January, the home will be ready to have the children in.

Its such  a wonderful thing and we are waiting to have the Bright Hearts in the Home.

Ending here for now and thanking you so much for your great work to this world.

God bless you.

Yours always,
Joseph


--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org


Dear Burt:

The construction of the home is going on very fast and hopeful next week the roof might be started. The builders have promised me that it should be ready by the end of January and I pray that happens as planned because we need to have the children in on the 9th, February. I am sending you some pictures I took the last time I was there.

One good note is that I have managed to get a New Zealand sponsor for one of the 8 children and am remaining with 7 children now. They will be starting their school on 4th, February and I am planning to take them for interviews in the second last week of January to determine which grades they will attend.

The startup for the children is $160 and there after $30 per month. Am sending you some of the requirements for the startup that we need to have for each child who are going to be in the home. Just incase you might come a cross any Great Heart who might be willing to offer any sponsorship to any child in Africa, I would request you to forward my humble request in the same.

Ending here for now.

God bless you.

Yours always,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org


PROGRESS! 12/16/07

Dear Burt,

Things are really busy and as for now, construction is going on for the home. I think that's very lovely and I am just waiting to see the home completed to have the children in as soon as possible.

We had a lot of rain that disturbed us and we couldn't start the house but am glad it seems things are getting a bit normal and last week the home was started. I took some photos during the time construction was about to start and you would see my mom trying to talk to the builder to finalize the arrangement of the home. As I talk now some wall is already under way and the next pictures I will send you after Christmas, there will be some construction to see. I am really excited about this and I thank God that we are able to have this started.

I think that you will be able to receive the CD that I sent you this week if all goes well. I was thinking you would receive it last week but if it wasn't possible then this week would be the suitable time.

Whenever am asking myself how this world will be changed such that one day we are able to have similar conditions almost everywhere, the answer I get is using the children. I always see that if we change the children while showing them what to do, they will surely be able to change the world also. But this is not an easy task at all because we need a number of people to be involved in this process. I think that awareness of what is required is also important and I think we have to lay strategies for that as world changers.

Let me end here wishing you a nice week and also Happy days towards the new year.

God bless you.

Regards,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email:
joseph@kyazanga.org  www.kyazanga.org


Some Bright Hearts and the Universal Flag Flies in Uganda!


CURE Project, Uganda
(click to enlarge slide show)

Dear Burt,

I hope that all is moving on well with you and the rest of the family members.  Last Sunday was a school visiting day and we also had to dedicate our primary seven children to God so that they are able to pass their exams successfully which led them to joining secondary schools.

The same weekend I managed to move to some of the families that I think have the neediest children who need our assistance to be the first 8 bright hearts.

The situation I found inside the village where I found one of our child who will be in the home was terrible. I did shed tears because of what I found there and I came to realise that there is a lot of work that is required.

 We are going to have our first 8 children but most of the families I passed while greeting them, I found that all need help. It was not an easy time for me and I think am yet to see a more serious situation up to the time I finish getting all the Bright Hearts. I am just asking myself how I can try my level best to rescue more and more children because the situation is more alarming.

I have been thinking of starting the CURE project to visit families in my community to have a database and I was planning for that after some time but I think its high time I looked in to that also to know the real situation of the families and have them on the website. When I visited some of the children, they looked so miserable and when I asked them, majority were not sick but they were saying they lacked what to eat and other things. So it was a bad period for me.

I have managed to identify some and next weekend, I will also have more two or more.

I have some links about the same on the website with names. Homes visited in tears and also Here are the Bright Hearts. The journey has began and am glad we are on the way.

I am sending you some pictures which I think you might use in one way or the other.

God bless you.

Yours truly,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph(at)kyazanga(dot)org  
www.kyazanga.org


Some More Bright Hearts

October 30, 2007

Dear Burt,

Last Sunday was a school visiting day and we also had to dedicate our primary seven children to God so that they are able to pass their exams successfully which led them to joining secondary schools.

The same weekend I managed to move to some of the families that I think have the neediest children who need our assistance to be the first 8 bright hearts.

The situation I found inside the village where I found one of our child who will be in the home was terrible. I did shed tears because of what I found there and I came to release that there is a lot of work that is required.

 We are going to have our first 8 children but most of the families I passed while greeting them, I found that all need help. It was not an easy time for me and I think am yet to see a more serious situation up to the time I finish getting all the Bright Hearts. I am just asking myself how I can try my level best to rescue more and more children because the situation is more alarming.

I have been thinking of starting the CURE project to visit families in my community to have a database and I was planning for that after some time but I think its high time I looked in to that also to know the real situation of the families and have them on the website. When I visited some of the children, they looked so miserable and when I asked them, majority were not sick but they were saying they lacked what to eat and other things. So it was a bad period for me.

I have managed to identify some and next weekend, I will also have more two or more.

I have some links about the same on the website with names. Homes visited in tears and also Here are the Bright Hearts. The journey has began and am glad we are on the way.

I am sending you some pictures which I think you might use in one way or the other.

God bless you.

Yours truly,
Joseph

--
Lukwago Joseph
Joy For Humanity
Kyazanga Modern Primary School
P.O Box 31708, Clock Tower
Kampala - Uganda
Mob: 256-752-657 813
Email: joseph@kyazanga.org  
www.kyazanga.org