Dear Supporters and Friends of Country Lights Ministries,
I am pleased to share with you the profound impact of our high school outreach programs conducted throughout 2023. As the Director of Country Lights Ministries in Uganda, it has been an incredible journey reaching out to over 50 high schools and engaging approximately 9000 students, particularly those in semi and candidate classes.
At the outset of the year, our goal was clear – to provide valuable career guidance to students, empowering them to make informed decisions about their future. The theme of our outreach was encapsulated in the acronym FOOD, symbolizing Focus, Organization, Oxygen, and Direction. These pillars served as a guiding light for students as they navigated through their educational journey.
The essence of our guidance was to encourage students to Focus on their goals, stay Organized in their studies, breathe in the Oxygen of knowledge and growth, and set a clear Direction for their future. We believe that by instilling these principles, we contribute to molding not just academically successful individuals but well-rounded future leaders.
Culminating this series of school outreaches was a momentous event – the High School Students’ Conference. This conference provided a platform for students to delve deeper into the principles of FOOD and understand how these principles can be applied in their lives. It was a powerful experience, emphasizing the importance of these values in shaping their educational and professional paths.
I am deeply grateful to God for enabling us to reach out to these young minds, the future leaders of our nation. It is our firm belief that by sowing the seeds of wisdom and guidance today, we are contributing to a brighter and more prosperous tomorrow.
As we reflect on the accomplishments of 2023, I invite you to visit our website at www.countrylights.org to learn more about Country Lights Ministries and the impactful work we do. Your support has been instrumental in making a difference in the lives of these students, and we look forward to continuing this journey of empowerment in the coming year.
Wishing you a prosperous and joyous New Year 2024!
Hon James Mubiru Director, Country Lights Ministries, Uganda