By Our reporter
MICHIGAN, USA, Memorial Presbyterian Church of Midland, in partnership with Michigan-based Agape Community Transformation (ACT), will host Miss Uganda, Quiin Abanekyo, and the CEO of the Miss Uganda Foundation, Brenda Nanyonjo, on Thursday at a charity event.
The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the church’s Colonial Room. Sue Waechter, U.S. Director of ACT, also is scheduled to attend. The church is one of 15 ecumenical organizations in Michigan that is a partner in ACT Uganda & ACT U.S.
Abanekyo will talk about a clean water campaign in Uganda. About 23,000 Ugandans die each year due to diarrhea including 19,700 children under the age of 5. She will also discuss other causes dear to her, such as advocacy for efforts to stem the adverse socioeconomic and the lack general wellness plight of young women in Uganda and elsewhere. She will advocate for and express gratitude for the positive impact of ACT and the more than 250 volunteers in Michigan have had on villagers of Muko Sub County, Rubanda District (Uganda).
Nanyonjo, will discuss the foundation’s work in promoting the personal development of the girl child so that she can realize her full potential for her personal growth, betterment and development of her community.
Waechter will present and discuss the work being done by the Agape Community Transformation (ACT Uganda & ACT U.S.) whose six major initiatives are socioeconomically and spiritually empowering the villagers of Muko Sub County through the program for hand-crafters in the villages, an agriculture program, a health promotion program, an orphan sponsorship program (currently 141 orphans are sponsored), a stringed orchestra in the village with children learning the violin, viola and cello and performing, and managing a large high school in Muko owned by the Church of Uganda, Kigezi Diocese.