Wednesday, July 23, 2008
by Nick Eggum

Today my sister Natalie gave a presentation on the research she conducted last year about the children living here in Uganda. I must say, the results were thought-provoking to say the least. The statistics of the findings took a second for me to truly process at first. 80.3 % out of 61 children responding had endured the tragedy of a family member dying? This percentage is intimidating, considering that the age range of participants in the study was 6-20 years of age. The empirical evidence, mixed with putting faces to numbers is like seeing a color world with what was before black-and-white vision.

Seeing the condition of the youth here in Uganda is one thing, but actually knowing the amount of individuals that have dealt with so much in such a short experience of life is extremely humbling. It reminds me of a quote spoken by the late defensive end Reggie White. “God places the heaviest burdens on those who can carry its weight”. TIA

One Response to “Natalie Unveils Findings From Her Study to Field Officers”

  1. Angie Simon says:

    Great Job Nick!
    Very insightful and I loved your quote at the end. =)

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