A small group will be going to Kamengo in November 2019 to volunteer at the community center and support AZBGC Businesses. Typically this trip involves assisting the local youth committee with program improvements at the center in education, health and sports. Volunteers also help build necessary infrastructure to improve the community centre in response to needs identified by the youth committee. Field visits are usually 2-3 weeks long but lengths can vary. If you are interested in participating please email us at email@example.com
Our annual fundraiser for the Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club School Fees program is happening on November 2nd 2019. Please join us for appetizers á dancing at the Posh Rideau Club with music from our LIVE DJ! This year we are going up-market so grab your friends, your dancing shoes and come along and help us support the children and youth of Kamengo. There will also be Ugandan dancers, raffles and a few speeches on what our group is all about along with a cash bar. African crafts will also be sold where all proceeds go towards the school fees program. Would love to see former volunteers who visted Kamengo, family and friends attend this event. Contact AZBGC Ottawa Committee for tickets or better still - purchase online.
Please join us as we try very hard to collect shoes for children and youth in our project. This is a free event for everone but players are asked to bring and donate basketball shoes. This event will also give us a chance to remember coach Miiro. Coach Miiro strived at all times to make our country/community a better and welcoming place for everyone but especially vulnerable children who wanted to be at a safe place to read and play games. He absolutely loved and admired volunteers that visited Kamengo and looking back at his short moment of life, we can say for certain that he spent his time rather well by being available and giving back to his community wholeheartedly. He truly made a difference and a lasting impact on the lives of other human beings especially children in Kamengo. RIP Uncle Miiro!
Spending time each year with the AZBGC children & youth enables me to stay grounded in my life and my work.
To experience the drive, passion and dedication of the AZBGC youth is to be uplifted.
The children and youth taught us far more than we could teach them. The unconditional love and gratitude they displayed was heartwarming and humbling.