M-Lisada News

Gulu-Kampala: Walking for a Better Future

Fifteen days, 210 miles, 13 participants, hundreds of onlookers, dozens of sponsors. 

Click on the thumbnail below for a day-by-day description of this excruciating and exhilarating walk.


Rebecca Went to Yale

Rebecca Kabagimu, an M-LISADA resident, attended the Sustainability, Energy, & Environment session of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program from July 26 to August 8, 2016. Prior to the Yale program she travelled around New York with Susan Wiliams and to Las Vegas to visit Mike Rice and family. Now she has just arrived in Kansas as the guest of David Westfall; then on to Salt Lake City to visit with Kristeen Arnold, back to New York, and home to Uganda on September 2. Congratulations Rebecca.












Bosco and Lucy’s Introduction Ceremony

Bosco and Lucy traveled to meet with Lucy’s family, the first step leading to their marriage ceremony, which will be held on October 29, 2016. This promises to be a wonderful event. 










New Administration Building

Many thanks to Richard Karran and Chellaston Academy for giving M-LISADA a wonderful new administration building. Finally, M-LISADA has room for all of us to work. 











Arts & Crafts Shop

And if that isn’t enough good news, volunteer Ellen Ruden visited M-Lisada and taught the kids to make African fabric napkins. Presales exceeded $1,000. Contact me at if you would like to order some. She also set up an exquisite craft shop in our new building.