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Monday, 22 December 2014

A good investment

We thought you might like to see the end of term letter sent to HUGS Trustees by one of our sponsored students who is studying for a nursing diploma in Kampala.

Her letter was handwritten and would be difficult to read on a screen so we have transcribed if for you to see.

Things like this a a great reminder of just how important your help is in helping to build a better tomorrow.

I am Lunyaya Annet, a student from Nsambya Hospital Training School, near Kampala and I am pursuing a diploma course in Nursing.

I sat second to third year promotional examinations in October and managed to perform well as the results indicated. I will now be promoted to third year, which is my final year of the course.
I am so grateful to you all and expect to start the new semester on December 31st 2014.

It is said that education is the best investment in life. Sincerely with your support I have been enriched with the skills of taking care of the sick and achieved other ambitions like giving health education talks.

I am glad that I am competent with the course and able to manage patients with different conditions. For example taking care of diabetic patients by educating them in how to take care of themselves at home with diet, hygiene and lifestyle.
I can also tell you that I am going to carry out a research study aimed at accessing mother’s knowledge and practice in preventing childhood diarrheal diseases in their children.

It has been a great concern after realising that there is a big increase in child mortality and morbidity rates in Uganda.
However many preventative measures have been put in place this is still a huge problem, in children under 5 year of age.

Finally I would like to thank you for your great support and for the opportunity you have given.
I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Luyanya Annet   Student Nurse supported by HUGS

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