A donation that brought tears!
Right as you enter NOUSPR offices you are welcomed by an effigy of a woman whose right hand is holding the chest of a person and her left hand is gently placed on his shoulder expressing solace to the troubled person. You will no doubt spend some minutes intrigued by this sculpture before you say hello to anybody around there because it is a memorable figure!
It all began when Professor William Kayamba, head of Arts department at Uganda Christian University (UCU) , Mukono visited NOUSPR. he was deeply touched after seeing how members with psycho social challenges frequent the office. It was even more heart moving to see NOUSPR staff sparing no effort to render any possible support to them; he went back home and came back with an idea of constructing the figure.
As tears of Joy rolled down cheeks of on lookers, during the hand over of the sculpture to NOUSPR, Dr. Kayamba said: ‘’I read with interest the mission and vision of NOUSPR and its literature everywhere in the office; I got time to interact with the staff and I saw how you the clients (people with psycho social disability) enjoy coming to NOUSPR. I got the impression that NOUSPR must be worthy of a home for people with psycho social disabilities ; where they are treated with respect and dignity, this makes them feels at home and hopeful for tomorrow. I was challenged to see the people who many regard as hopeless and non productive exhibiting confidence and hope for a better life. I kept thinking how the message could be accessible to all and be spread wide and far in a pictorial way’’ stated Dr. William as he was handing over the Statue to NOUSPR Executive Director Badege Sam.
We wish to express our gratitude to all people who appreciate our work and respond in such refreshing way, we pledge to commit to the work that promotes and protects people with psycho social disability here and everywhere else on the globe. Thank you Dr. Kayamba. Your succinct imagery will remain indelible both physically and mentally.