Douglas is a Ugandan boy, age 9, who is blind. Dan Muwanguzi met Douglas at one of the churches that Dan speaks at from time to time, and Douglas was attending the Sunday school. Douglas was cheerful and engaging with Dan, and Dan’s heart went out to Douglas and his situation.
Douglas father abandoned Douglas because he was blind, and his mother is very poor. As such, Douglas was not getting schooling and growing up blind and uneducated is not good, especially in Uganda.
Through Christian Model Ministries and their sponsors, recently Dan was able to place Douglas into Salaama School for the Blind 2 months ago.
Recently, Joshua Bumba, a team member of Christian Model Ministries, who co-leads their child schooling program, was able to visit Douglas at Salaama and visit with Douglas’ mother.
The reports we received from Douglas’ teachers were very encouraging. He is only 9 years and has never been away from his mother and relatives. This school “Salaama School of the Blind” is 3 hours journey on private transport from Douglas home. The most exciting thing was to know that Douglas has been among the best students in his class!
The teachers say that he has caught up with school life very first, he loves and mixes very well with his school mates, always happy and smiling. We at CMM are so grateful to God for Douglas.
Two of his relatives including his mother have now excepted the Lord as a result of seeing Douglas miraculously joining the school, this was like a dream to Douglas’ Mom and other relatives given the cost of taking such a blind boy to Salaama.