A Canadian couple has successfully completed a 2,200km ride around three regions of Uganda, raising awareness about vulnerable children.
John Devris and Stacy Devris from British Columbia arrived in the country last month and embarked on a trip around 50 districts in the East, Central and Western Uganda. They returned to Kassanda District on Tuesday.
The whole journey, according to Stacy took them 30 days, riding between 50km to 100km every day.
Stacy says when she first came to Uganda in 2017, she saw a number of vulnerable children and on her return home, she decided to hold an activity through which she would support them.
“I am happy that when I told my husband John about it, he accepted and we decided to come back to Uganda and identify some vulnerable children to assist,” She says.
This comes at a time when Stacy is celebrating her 50th birth day. She says she chose to celebrate her birth day by supporting vulnerable children.
In Kassanda District, the couple was welcomed by officials of Kassanda Children’s Aid, a Christian community based organisation caring for vulnerable children.
“We are happy that we have returned while still alive, everywhere we have passed, our presence has been felt and we hope people will sustain the campaign to help vulnerable children ,” She says
Pastor Vincent Ssenyonga, the Chief Executive Officer for Kassanda Children’s Aid commends the couple for supporting children.
Ssenyonga says the couple has already identified 54 children in the area whose schools fees they are going to pay.
Majority of the beneficiaries are orphans or come from impoverished families.
“Deciding to celebrate your birth day by supporting others is a very good gesture and we need also learn from you so that we always engage in such activities,” he says.
Source: Daily Monitor