Through God’s provision, and in close partnership with faithful donors just like you, AMG International was able to open its much-needed Bugongi College of Nursing and Midwifery in late 2017. We started slowly with just 14 students. Last year we grew enrollment to 57 students, and within the last few weeks we welcomed an additional 60 nursing students to our rural campus. Word is getting out about the quality of our nursing program, and God is blessing the college.
Our nursing students are well regarded in the medical community in the area. One physician recently stated, “Students from Bugongi College of Nursing are doing a fine job. They take good care of patients by lovingly explaining their ailments, while also praying with them as they seek medical help.”
AMG Uganda’s National Director, Reuben Musiime, recently shared, “I feel greatly encouraged that the college is helping the community by producing skilled nurses who not only deal with the body, but also touch souls by sharing the Word and praying for patients.” Reuben goes on to say, “The college is an answer to prayer for people living in the rural community as it trains young people in acquiring healthcare skills and prepares them to serve as God’s skilled ambassadors. They are well grounded in biblical truths and can confidently share God’s Word with the patients they treat.”
AMG’s Bugongi College of Nursing and Midwifery is located 155 miles from Kampala, Uganda. We have been serving in this area for several years, operating a child and youth development center that serves 300 children in need, along with a small medical clinic and dispensary. During that time, we have become heavily invested in this rural community of 12,000 people living in a 14 square mile area.
Rural areas in Uganda, like Bungongi, are greatly disadvantaged when it comes to available healthcare. Even though 80 percent of the population of Uganda resides in rural communities, the government doesn’t give much attention to providing medical services outside the city populations. While there is a government operated healthcare facility in the town, the dilapidated nature of its infrastructure leads to substandard and grossly inadequate services being offered to residents. Therebefore, many in the community seek medical treatments elsewhere, sometimes from witch doctors.