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M-Lisada News

Francis Nass, In Memoriam

On September 13, 2013, the Nass family welcomed brothers Kizza David, 12, and Kagwa Francis, 10, adopted after living at M-Lisada for about a year, into their family.  Tragically Francis passed away on March 21st of this year, from a still undetermined illness which caused seizures and culminated in cardiac arrest and death, at the age of thirteen. Over 1000 people came to Francis' funeral visitation, to share stories and laughter, to share the Nass family’s grief, to offer comfort and support, and to say good-bye to this sweet, playful boy. 

There will be a funeral rite in Francis’ home village in Uganda, in mid-August.

The staff and some of the children will be travelling to Gomba district.

Many of the children and residents of M-LISADA have expressed sadness, here are some letters—click on each image to enlarge:

 

M-LISADA Awarded Certificate

Certificate of Approval

The certificate of approval for children's home is given by the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development. When the Ministry gives this certificate to children's homes, it means that such homes have the permission to keep children for a specific period of time.

M-LISADA had applied for this certificate since 2013, but it is just this year that we have been approved by the Ministry to keep children. There were 10 homes that were approved by the Ministry in July, with M-LISADA being the only home approved in Kampala.