The Struggles of Ugandan Children & Families

The Struggles of Ugandan Children & Families
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center
112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME, 04421

The struggles of children and families in Uganda will be the topic for a talk Monday, June 12 (7 p.m.) at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center in Castine. John Shiundu, Director of the Kidron Valley Children’s Home and Boarding School in Jinja, Uganda, will speak about adoption and the fate of un-adoptable children in African orphanages, the Ugandan dowry system and its challenges, the plight of prison inmates, and the work he and his wife are doing to empower women and families with small home businesses – including chicken farming and hair care training. His organization also runs a clinic for malaria, childbirth, and emergency care. Joining Mr. Shiundu will be two young Ugandan-born children who have recently been adopted into a family from the local area. This program is free and open to the public. For information, contact Wilson Museum at 207-326-9247 or

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