Lichtstrahl Uganda e.V.

The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation has taken up the task to enable social participation of children through sports and exercise. But many parts of the world do not simply lack sports equipment but rather much more fundamental things. This is why we support the orphanage St. Jude and the Bakhita kindergarten in Gulu in North Uganda with staple foods and toiletries. The deficient medical infrastructure and a lack of basic medical knowledge moved Lichtstrahl Uganda e.V. ("beam of light") to building of a medical station with a connected training facility. The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation financed the first building steps in 2010. In April 2011 the 147.000 inhabitants of Gulu celebrated the opening of the new health center. After 24 years of civil war, young mothers are being taught the basics of treating sick children in the connected training facilities. The first course are already taking place.

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