Prayers

Prayer requests for October 2017

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers.

This month the prayer request will be focused on Financial and Executive Direction Activities.

Thank God for:
– The Training of teachers on a new midwifery program by the Inspectors of the Diploma Course from Kinshasa. (A new midwifery program is ready and IPASC Diploma course is among one of the schools chosen for a pilot program countrywide. The teachers’ training took place from September 25th to 27th of the last month)
– Safe starting the new school year for the diploma course (recruitment of new candidates for the University Bunia and Aru Campus ended well).
– Arrival and installation of newly recruited students for the diploma course (The recruitment activities have been done. Mr ABIRIA and Mr Georges were on the field for the same work from the end of the last month. For those who decided to join our Aru campus, we need more prayer for them that they still to keep safe health during their stay for 4 years of studying).

Please pray for:
– Preparing financial half – year audit (As usually, six months have passed, an audit regarding the current project will be done. This needs staff to be healthy)
– Internal Evaluation activities (The current project is about to end; only 6 months remaining
to reach the end. An internal evaluation is needed to compare the progress regarding the indicators. Direct beneficiaries will be targeted for this activity).
– Financial support from Bread for the World

SAD NEWS: Last month, IPASC Family was in deep sorrow after losing one of its staff members, the beloved and late Timothy NYAKUNI who worked as librarian and in the internet cafe. He passed away after suffering for long time from Diabetes. He left a widow with 2 children after only 5 years of marriage. May his soul rest in peace in Paradise and let us keep praying for his family.

Prayer requests for September 2017

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers.

IPASC continues to face financial difficulties. This month the prayer request will be focused on Training and Financial Activities.

Thank God for:
– Safe Organization of the 2nd round exams for finalists of Diploma Course and University  College at Bunia campus. (The 2nd round of school exams ended well and the graduation
ceremonies will take place later).
– 4th level students who all , presented the 1st round of national exams (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place on September 1st to 2nd for those who did not pass the 1st round exams).
– The tasks bound to the examinations for the 2nd Session (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…) (It gathered many activities which had all to be done within a very
short period)
– Arrival of newly recruited students for the diploma course (The recruitment activities have been done. Mr ABIRIA and Mr Georges were on the field for the same work from the end of the last month. We need to pray for the students who decided to come, despite their
poverty)

Please pray for:
– Training of teachers on a new midwifery program by the Inspection of the Diploma Course from Kinshasa. (A new midwifery program is ready and IPASC Diploma course is among one of the schools chosen for a pilot program countrywide. The teacher training is planned from 25th of the current month.)
– Starting the new school year for the diploma course (Aru Campus and recruitment of the new candidates for the University (Bunia Campus.
– Preparing financial half – year audit (As usually, six months have passed, an audit regarding the current project will be done. This needs staff members to be in good health)

Amuda sends thanks to IPASC Trust for the electric pump for the well in Bunia – a blessing to students, staff and the surrounding community; also for extra solar panels and payment of internet connection enabling light and internet access for evening study.

Pray for the end of the rainy season and the digging of a well on Aru campus also funded by the Trust. Give thanks for the sponsors who support the poorest students to complete
their studies.

Prayer requests for August 2017

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. This is the August 2017 prayer request.

This month the prayer request will focused on Training Activities.

Thank God for:

– Safe Organization of the 1st round exams to all the students of Diploma Course and University College at Bunia campus. (The 2nd round of school exams ended well and the graduation ceremonies took place on July 31).

– 4th level students who all , presented the 1st round of national exams (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place on September for those who did not pass the 1st round exams).

– The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…) (It gathered many activities which had all to be done within a very
short period)

Please pray for:

– Organization of the 2nd round for National exams to the finalist students of Diploma Course. (The 1st round of the national exams took place in July. Some students did not work well and
have to participate again to the exams from September 1st to 2nd. Before that, they have to follow some session of tuitions this August).

– Training of teachers on a new midwifery program by the Inspection of the Diploma Course from Kinshasa. (A new midwifery program is ready and IPASC Diploma course is among one of the schools chosen for a pilot program countrywide. The teacher training is planned for the next month.)

– Sensitization to recruit new students for the next school year (Bunia and Aru campuses).
(The recruitment activities have begun and still to be done. Mr. ABIRIA is in the field and Mr. Georges will do the same work from the end of the week. We need to pray for the parents to decide as they are poor economically)

 

Prayer requests for May / June 2017

Thanks once more to our Lord for His help as we are past the middle of the current health and development project and especially to you for the continuous support you give to the work of IPASC through your everyday prayers.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Training department, general Activities and Examination Activities which will take all month.

THANK GOD FOR

External Financial Audit – (According to the IPASC custom, the fiscal year is ending. External Financial Audit is recommended. This took place during the 3rd week of April and hard work was needed for it to be healthy during all the audit period. It is necessary for all the staff members).

Successful follow–up of finalist students regarding the evaluation of their action planning carried out within their local communities during the past 6 months in ARU Health Zone. (Most of them were very positively appreciated by the local communities).

PRAY FOR

More partners for IPASC. (IPASC has not many partners and this is painful to IPASC to carry out fully some of its planned activities or some of them are carried out beyond the actual planned period.)

Follow–up of finalist students regarding the evaluation of their action planning carried out within their local communities during the past 6 months in KAMBALA and RIMBA which remained after those done within Aru Health Zone.

Preparation of last exams. (This activity will concern the 2 whole campuses : Aru and Bunia)

Case study examination for finalists. (This is the oral examination they have to do as part of National Last Exam).

SAFE MOTHERHOOD SERVICE

During this month, the Awareness activities among women of child bearing age will continue to be particularly done. (This is a routine activity for the Motherhood Service; the vision will always be focused to increase the sensitized number according to the project indicator)

Prayer requests for April 2017

We give big thanks to our Lord for His help as we reach the middle of the current health and development project and specially to you for the continuous support you give to the work of IPASC through your everyday prayers.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Financial department Activities

THANKS TO GOD FOR:
– Safe organization of the International Women’s Day – Be Bold for Change (The day was celebrated on March, 8th at IPASC with its local partners: Health centers, local NGOs… The proposal needs strength, health, under the International topic : 50/50 Planet by 2030)

– Rehabilitation of women healed from fistulas. (Some of these women who got fistula surgery long ago were socio – economically rehabilitated among their local communities. Due to the financial deficiency, all of them did not benefit)

– Safe Follow up activities to Safe Motherhood groups within Aru Health Zone Facilities (ONDOLEA, RODO, ALIBHA, BUTA and ONGOY)

PRAY FOR:
– More partners for IPASC (IPASC has not many partners and this is painful to IPASC to carry out fully some of its planned activities or some of them are carried out beyond the actual planned period.)

– External Financial Audit (According to the IPASC custom, the fiscal year is ending. External Financial Audit is recommended. This will take place during the 3rd week of April. It is hard work and it is needed therefore to be healthy during all the audit period. It is necessary for all the staff members).

SAD NEWS! SAD NEWS!
– Pray for the Late KUNDABOSI’s family (Kundabosi was one of Bunia campus student. He died on Friday, last week after suffering for about 2 weeks. His corpse was repatriated to his home village (MANGORO: more than 195 Km from Aru, for funeral ceremonies which
took place on Sunday. He was a finalist). Please pray for his family and all IPASC
staff and students. He will be greatly missed.

SAFE MOTHERHOOD SERVICE
Due to the overloading, regarding Women’s day activities, the Awareness activities among women at procreating age was not fulfilled in the last month. (This is a routine activity for the Motherhood Service; the vision will always be focused to increase the sensitised number according to the project indicator)

Prayer requests for March 2017

Always tireless to give thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Safe Motherhood Service Activities

THANK GOD FOR:

– Safe organization of the 1st round exams to all the students of Diploma Course. (Exams took place recently for students from 1st to 3rd level and later for the finalists, both in Aru and in Bunia).

– Safe journeys for Mark and Frankie and for the organization of the Board Meeting. (Board meeting took place at Arua on Thursday 6th February, 2017).

– Mothers’ groups (for Safe Motherhood) and Listeners’ clubs (for WASH Service) following up activities at ERU, RODO and LERI Health Facilities. (Activities successfully done).

PRAY FOR:

– The Organization of the International Women’s Day. (The day will be celebrated on march, 8th at IPASC with its local partners: Health centers, local NGO,…The preparation needs strength, health,…)

– Rehabilitation of women healed from fistulas. (Some of these women who had fistula surgery long ago will be rehabilitated socio – economically among their local communities. Due to the financial deficiency, all of them will not benefit)

– Awareness activities among women at procreating age. (This is a routine activity for the Motherhood Service , but the work will be focused to increase the sensitized number according to the project indicator)

– Following up activities to Safe Motherhood groups within Aru Health Zone Facilities (ONDOLEA, RODO, ALIBHA, BUTA and ONGOY)

Prayer requests for February 2017

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Diploma Course Activities

Thank God for:
Mobile Screening to HIV activities among people from ALIO villages and the surrounding areas.
(These mobile screening activities in villages increase the number of volunteers to know their serological state)
– Carrying out the purchase of material for water sources and latrine building. (The awareness activities among villagers was done and the first part of the work started)
– Mothers’ groups (for Safe Motherhood) and Listeners’ clubs (for WASH Service) following up activities at ERU, RODO and LERI Health Facilities. (Activities successfully done).

Please pray for:
– Organization of the 1st round exams for all the students of Diploma Course. (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place from the beginning of April 2017).
– 4th level students who will have to present and defend the 2nd round of their Community Development Program in Health framework and 5 medical case studies. (It is recommended specially to our diploma course students apart from doing training in medical treatment; to identify a health problem within the community and to solve it with the same community, during the 6 months of the training).
– The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…(It gathers many activities which must all be done within a very short period)
– Pray for the visit 14 – 17 February of Trust Chairman Mark Brown and his wife and important discussions between the Trust/IPASC/Diocese of Aru and for successful outcomes (GB addition)

Prayer requests for January 2017

You may be aware that national elections which should have taken place in December 2016 were not organised due to lack of funds. An agreement under the facilitation of the Catholic Bishops has just been found so that elections take place in December 2017. As a direct result of these problems all internet connections are fragile at this time and it is not possible for IPASC to prepare and send a newsletter.

Please give thanks for:-

  • The successful integration of IPASC University into the Anglican University in Bunia.
  • The safe return of Amuda to Congo and his achievements in commencing his PhD with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine whilst in UK.
  • The amazing response to student sponsorship and for the students enabled to complete their studies through this initiative.
  • The planned visit by the Chairman of IPASC Trust and four others in February.

Please pray for:-

  • The successful  completion of integrating IPASC Aru into the Anglican Diocese of Aru.
  • Funding to complete the present projects.
  • Wisdom for the leaders of government in Congo and peace to prevail amongst the people

Prayer requests for December 2016

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers; especially to the trustees who recently sent salary for one month to staff members, while IPASC is still experiencing serious financial difficulties regarding
the current project.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Service to combat HIV & AIDS.

Thank God for:
– Successful organisation of the financial audit (The financial audit for the previous half yearend was successfully done).
– 4th year diploma students who all began their field work experience for practical training for duration of 6 months.
– Safe departure from DRC and arrival in UK for Richard (the former IPASC Trust Chairman), who was with us for training on leadership for 2 weeks.
– Organisation of the International AIDS Day.
(On December 1st,worldwide celebration of fighting AIDS was also be organised by CARM (Club for mutual support and assistance) in Aru with PLWHIV and Affected People A big awareness
campaign was done on that day in the area targeting streets/avenues, offices, schools, traffic circles,…)

Please pray for:
– Mobile Screen to HIV activities (It is one of the activities done by the Service to combat HIV &
AIDS. It is taken into the communities whose villages are far from IPASC. This activity was asked for by the communities’ members).
– All Saving (micro-finance) Money Groups supported by IPASC for the year-end activities.(Many of them will have to share profits and evaluate how the work was through the year and making
plans for the next year. These groups are enabled by IPASC through Training, Supervision…)
– Amuda Baba in his final weeks of first year study for his PhD at the Liverpool School o Tropical Medicine

Prayer requests for November 2016

Once more, many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. This is the November 2016 prayer request. IPASC is still experiencing many financial difficulties. Although IPASC is in this situation, planned activities are mainly carried out.

This month the prayer request will be focused again on Financial Department.

Thank God for:

– Williams Richard’s journey to Congo

IPASC Staff were pleased to shake hands with Mr. Richard; a usual and close friend to IPASC and this time for about 2 weeks. He had a worthwhile journey for leadership training to the Diocese and IPASC staff.

– Ending a year and half for the current project

(The current project has reached one year and half. Many of IPASC actions within local communities already show effects).

Please pray for:

– IPASC participation at the Meeting organized by AGESFO on behalf of Bread of the World (BFW) in Yaoundé (Cameroon)

(A meeting will be organized from November 15th to 17th at Yaoundé by AGESFO. IPASC as partner of BFW is among those invited. That needs money especially for journey expenditures as the sent one will have to take bus from Arua to Entebbe and fly from Entebbe to Yaoundé).

– External Financial Audit

(Regarding the IPASC custom, the fiscal year is ending. And External Financial Audit is recommended. This could take place before the end of October but Auditors postponed it until this November. It needs hard work and therefore all the staff members need to be healthy during all the audit period. More partners for IPASC

(IPASC has not many partners and it is painful to IPASC to carry out fully some of its planned activities or it is necessary for some of them are carried out beyond the actual planned period.)

Prayer requests for October 2016

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. IPASC is still experiencing many financial difficulties. Although IPASC is in such a situation, planned activities are still carried out.
This month the prayer request will be focused once more on Financial Department.

Thank God for:

– Organisation and the end of the 2nd round for National exams to the finalist students of Diploma Course.

(The 2nd round of the national exams took place at the beginning of September. Some students who did not work well participated again to the exams from September 1st to 2nd.

– The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…) for the 2nd round.

(It gathered many activities which were done safely within a very short period)

– Training of teachers on teaching methodology used for Medical Schools programme as recommended by the National Programme (A new midwifery programme for teachers’ training planned for September did not take place as the trainer did not come from Kinshasa. So another topic was chosen and shared with teachers).

Please pray for:

– IPASC’s participation at the Meeting organised by AGESFO on behalf of Bread of the World (BFW) in Yaoundé (Cameroon).

(A meeting will be organized from November 15th to 17th at Yaoundé by AGESFO, (a Consulting/Business Service based in Douala, Cameroon). IPASC as partner of BFW is among those invited. That needs money especially for journey expenditures as the sent one will have to take bus from Arua to Entebbe and fly from Entebbe to Yaoundé).

– External Financial Audit

(Regarding the IPASC custom, the fiscal year is ending. And External Financial Audit is recommended. This will take place before the end of October and the staff needs to work hard and to be healthy during all the audit period. It is necessary for all the staff members).

– Richard William’s journey to Congo

(IPASC Staff will smile once more to shake hands with Mr Richard; as a close friend to IPASC he will stay in Aru this time for about 2 weeks working with the Diocese and IPASC. May his journey and stay be in quietness among us.)

– More partners for IPASC

(IPASC has not many partners and it is painful to IPASC to carry out fully some of its planned activities or some of them are carried out beyond the actual planned period.)

Prayer requests for August 2016

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. This is the August 2016 prayer request. IPASC still experiencing serious financial difficulties.

This month the prayer request will be focused once more on Training Activities.

Thank God for:

– Safe Organization of the 1st round exams to all the students of the Diploma Course and University college at Bunia campus.

(The 2nd round of school exams ended well and the graduation ceremonies took place on July 31).

– 4th level students who all , presented the 1st round of national exams

(The 2nd round of the national exams will take place in September from 1st to 2nd for those who did not pass the 1st round exams).

– The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…)

(It gathered many activities which had all to be done within a very short period)

Please pray for:

– Organization of the 2nd round for National exams to the finalist students of Diploma Course. (The 1st round of the national exams took place in July. Some students did not work well and have to participate again to the exams from September 1st to 2nd. Before that, they have to follow some session of tuition during this August).

– Training of teachers on a new midwifery program by the Inspection of the Diploma Course from Kinshasa.

(A new midwifery program is ready and IPASC Diploma course is among one of the schools chosen for a pilot program countrywide. The teacher training planned for July has to be done at the end of August or the beginning of September)

– Awareness raising throughout the Province to recruit new students for the next school year (Bunia and Aru campuses) .

(The recruitment activities have begun and still to be done. Mr. ABIRIA is on the field and Mr. Georges will do the same work from the end of the week. We need to pray for the parents to decide as they are poor economically)

Prayer requests for July 2016

IPASC still gives thanks to God for His merciful continuous support. Your prayer support still to does many things and is of a great help for IPASC to carry out activities within local communities which really need help. This month the prayer request will e focused essentially on the Diploma Course activities.

 THANK GOD FOR
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Safe journey for AMUDA from KINSHASA to Bunia via Aru.

(AMUDA and the Rev. Dr. YOSSA made a trip to Kinshasa in respect of the integration of the University College with the Anglican University of Congo).

Organization of the 1st round of National exams for the finalist students of Diploma Course. (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place from the beginning of August 2016).

 

Safe organization of the sensitization on HIV – AIDS prevention within ALIVU – VUMBA local communities.

(The sensitization activities took place at a local market which brought together a thousand of people)

Midwives and Nurses training about the use of birth follow – up chart.

(The use of this chart still a problem which needs to be regularly corrected within health facility as medical staffs were not stable when they were trained)

PRAY FOR
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1. Staff involvement to increase the local contribution in the current project budget.

(From last month, staff members have agreed to give 13 % of their monthly salaries as contribution on the project budget)

2. Raising awareness in the region of IPASC’s training program, in order to recruit new students for the next school year.

 

(The recruitment activities have begun and are still to be done. We need to pray for the parents to decide as they are poor economically)

Organization of the 2nd round of National exams for the finalist students of the Diploma Course. (The 1st round of the national exams took place in July. Some students did not meet required standards and have to re-sit the exams).

 

The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…)

(It is gathering together many activities which have to be done within a very short period)

-Training of teachers on a new midwifery program by the Inspection of the Diploma Course from Kinshasa.

(A new midwifery program is ready and IPASC Diploma course is among one of the schools chosen for a pilot program countrywide. Therefore it needs to train teachers about that new program)

Prayer requests for May 2016

IPASC continues to thank God for His merciful support to safely bring the last 3 months to a conclusion. Your prayer support has caused many things to happen and remains a great help to IPASC in carrying out activities within local communities which really need help.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Training Department activities, we will have Financial Audit Activities, Evaluation and the Executive Director will have trip to Kinshasa.

THANK GOD FOR

PRAY FOR

Week 1 Successful completion of the public latrine building activities within the local communities at ERU, ONDOLEA, MALINGA and AMERI villages. Students of 4th form, who will have exams for 2nd round. The same for those of 1st, 2nd and 3rd forms. (The Diploma Course in Aru).

(For that they all have again 3 weeks to prepare themselves).

 

Week2 Completion of the safe water building

activities with the local communities’ participation at AYIKO and ALIBHA Health Facilities

Amuda’s trip to KINSHASA.

(Amuda Baba, The Executive Director of IPASC is invited to Kinshasa for arrangements with Congolese authorities regarding the changes within IPASC and in particular the admission of ISPASC as a faculty of the Anglican University. He will travel at the beginning of the 2nd week of May.

 

Week 3 Monitoring IPASC activities impact within 5 Health Facilities chosen randomly.

(This monitoring activity will help us to know how we progress and what to do next)

External Audit and Evaluation for the last year of the current Project.

(The Audit will be focused on financial use and the Evaluation on activities carried out by IPASC in the course of the first year of the Project (April2015 – March 2016)

 

Week 4 Listeners’ clubs (for Health Promotion Service) follow up activities at ERU, RODO and LERI Health Facilities.

(They were as usual invited to share experiences from their own village team with others)

Ratification of the University College Alumni’s degree papers by the Ministry of High Education.

(This will be done during Amuda’s visit to Kinshasa. It will be really hard work).

This is the April 2016 prayer request.

IPASC always thanks God for His merciful support bringing the last 3 months to a safe end. Your prayer support has done many things and is a great help to IPASC as it carries out activities within local communities which really need assistance.

This month the prayer request will be focused essentially on the Health Promotion Service activities.

 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
THANK GOD
Safe journey for William Fulton from DRC back to UK via Kenya. – Organization of the 1st round exams to all the students of Diploma Course. (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place from the beginning of April 2016).

 

– The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…)

(It gathered many activities which had to be done within a very short period)

– Inspection of the Diploma course by the Coordination of Nursing schools in Ituri.

(The inspection took place in February and was well done; after which, the Head of the Diploma course went to Bunia for a meeting organized for all the Medical School Heads in Ituri)

PRAY FOR
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Carrying out the public latrine building activities within the local communities at ERU, ONDOLEA, MALINGA and AMERI villages.

(Building activities are the most hard to do. It needs to spend days, sometimes weeks within the communities; situated mainly far from ARU)

Carrying out the water building

Activities with the local communities’ participation at AYIKO and ALIBHA Health Facilities.

IPASC activities impact monitoring within 5 Health Facilities chosen randomly.

(These monitoring activities will help us to know how we are progressing and what to do next)

Listeners’ clubs (for Health Promotion Service) following up activities at ERU, RODO and LERI Health Facilities.

(They are usually invited to share experiences from their own village team with others)

This is the February 2016 prayer request.

IPASC wants to thank God for His merciful support to bring January to a safe end and to start February. Your prayer support is of a great help and encouragement for IPASC as it carries out activities within local communities which really need help.

This month the prayer request will be focused essentially on the activities.

THANKS GOD
Week 1  Week 2  Week 3  Week 4
Safe journey and stay with IPASC for William Fulton (Hon Vice President IPASC Trust) for a visit to Congo after 4 years of absence. Mothers’ groups (for Safe Motherhood) and Listeners’ clubs (for WASH Service) following up activities at ERU, RODO and LERI Health Facilities.

(Activities with the communities were safely carried out).

Students of 4th year, who presented the first findings of their case studies and action planning within their local communities. Carrying out the purchase of material for water sources and latrine building.

(Completed)

 PRAY FOR
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Safe journey for William Fulton from DRC back to UK via Kenya. – Organization of the 1st round exams for all the students of the Diploma Course. (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place from the beginning of April 2016).

 

– The tasks bound to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…)

 

(It gathers many activities which must all be done within a very short period)

– Inspection of the Diploma course by the Coordination of Nursing schools in Ituri.

 

(Since 2015, a new coordination for nursing schools has been established at Bunia (about 350 km from Aru) and that controls all schools of health in Ituri District. This will be the 2nd inspection to the diploma course since the new coordination was established at Bunia).

 

Prayer requests for November, 2015

This is the November 2015 prayer request. IPASC still thanking God for His merciful support. Particularly we are grateful to all sponsors, who accept to support poor students, who are unable to pay school fees at IPASC. May God bless them abundantly.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Service to Combat HIV activities.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
THANKS GOD
Safe stay for Richard and Ruth Williams with IPASC at Aru.

(The Williams’ family has been visiting us for about 2 weeks and went back home on   November, 05)

 

Amuda’s stay in England.

(Amuda; The Executive Director of IPASC invited by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine for a congress; staying there until November 14. We are happy to hear that his health still well)

Safe return for new school year 2015 – 2016 at   Bunia Campus (University college).

(Students are back to campus after a long rest. New students  have   safely reached a new and unusual  environment)

National Inspection by the Ministry team to the University college at Bunia.

(This activity which is done each   year to insure that things are going well at Colleges countrywide was well done at IPASC University college, Bunia

PRAY     FOR
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
AYILA and GIRE’s families who are mourning the loss of their beloved ones.

(The above mentioned persons were CARM active members: Mr. AYILA was the retired first CARM President and Mrs. GIRE; the CARM adviser from long ago.

The first died from a stomach upset, and the second died from a road accident.)

–   Training of the local community leaders to advocacy for PLWHIV among local communities with CARM in ARU at YUKU

(Stigma to PLWH is still a reality among local communities. Regarding that, local community leaders will be trained by IPASC how to sensitize and make advocacy for PLWH within local communities

 

Meeting with Organizations which are working on behalf of PLWHIV at Aru.

 

(When approaching December 1st , IPASC as the great organization known for its actions for combating HIV & AIDS in the area has to bring together other organizations which are pursuing the same goal to prepare for the World AIDS day celebration. It’s not an easy task).

Supervising the upkeep activities on fruit trees within demonstration and PLWHIV gardens.

 

(According to the current project, the environment sight has be   focused on distribution of 5 different kind of fruit trees as chosen by the PLWIH. They planted them in their own plots to improve their staple diet quality).

 

SPECIAL : This November, the ARU Diocese of the Anglican Church will celebrate 10 years of its existence. So on this name day, we will happy to receive once more Mama Gill Brown and Mr. Mark Brown (Chairman of Trustees, IPASC Trust). We pray that they have a safe journey and stay with us at IPASC.

This is the October 2015 prayer request. IPASC is still thanking God for His merciful support.

This month the prayer request will be focused once more on the Training Department (University College) activities.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

THANK GOD

Elise’s mother, whose sister passed away at the beginning of this month in Boga)

(This was a sad news which really shattered Mama AMOTI, who usually   has fragile health)

Students (at Bunia and Aru campuses) who all successfully finished their last exams for the school year 2014 – 2015 and are at home at the   end of their rest. Completed Internal Monitoring on the activities carried out by IPASC from the beginning of the current project into   KAMBALA Health Zone. Students of 4th form, who passed national exams (2nd round) and for sponsored students.

(For that they succeeded well, only one student did not pass his exams. He has to re-take the last school year).

PRAY FOR

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Awareness and recruitment activities for the new candidates to study especially at Bunia University college for the next school year.

 

(Most of our students come from among the poorest families and far from Bunia. Parents have to think and to struggle with the decision to send their children for studying).

Amuda’ s trip to England for a congress at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

 

(Amuda, The Executive Director of IPASC is invited by Liverpool University for a congress. He will make the trip at the beginning of October.)

Preparing  the return for new school year 2015 – 2016 at   Bunia Campus (University college).

(Students will be back to campus after a long rest. Particularly pray for the   new students who will have to adapt to a new and unusual environment)

National Inspection by the Ministry team to the University college at Bunia.

 

(This activity is done each year to insure that things are going well at Colleges countrywide).

This is the August, 2015 prayer request. IPASC will never be tired to thank God for His merciful support.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Training Department activities.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4

THANK GOD

Training of the local community leaders in Health Promtion and Reproductive Health in Aru Health Zone (Ongoy, Alibha, Yebifu, Ayiko, Yaba and Alivu) Students ( Bunia and Aru campuses) who all, safely finished their last exams for the school year 2014 – 2015 and are back home for the rest.

 

Bill payment for women repaired from fistulas at RETHY General Referral Hospital ). Fruit trees planted in the demonstration field for PLWHIV who have also benefited from fruit trees, through the current project.

PRAY FOR

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
 

Elise’s mother, whose elder sister passed away at the beginning of this month in Boga)

(This   was sad news which really shattered Mamma AMOTI, who herself   has a fragile health)

Awareness and recruitment activities for new candidates to study at the Diploma course and University college for the next educational year.

(Most of our students come from the poorest families and far from Aru. Parents have to think and to struggle hard to decide about sending their children for studying).

 

(Gill writes – Friends of IPASC Trust continues to seek sponsors for the poorest students. Details of scheme on www.ipasc.net)

Internal Monitoring on the activities carried out by IPASC from the beginning of the current project into   KAMBALA Health Zone.  

–          Students of 4th form, who did not pass their exams at the 1st round. They have again to   present the national exams (2nd round).

(For that they have again one month to prepare themselves).

Prayer requests for July 2015

This is the July 2015 prayer request. Still crossing serious financial difficulties, IPASC want to thanks God for His merciful support.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Training, Health Promotion Service and the Service to Combat HIV & AIDS     activities.

At the end of the last month, IPASC lost one of its staff member; the late UKILA UKELO after a short time of suffering at ARU Hospital (Peace to his soul).

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
THANKS GOD
Training of the local community leaders  to advocacy for PLWHIV among  local communities with CARM  in Ariwara and Ingbokolo

 

Students (at Bunia and Aru campuses) who all successfully presented their last exams for the school year 2014 – 2015.

 

Safe repatriation of women repaired from fistulas (from the RETHY General Referral Hospital toward their home). End of the first step, preparing soil on which fruit trees will be planted as demonstration fields for PLWHIV who will benefit from fruit trees, through the current project.
Special thanks to all of you who join us by your supports in every way  when we lost the beloved UKILA UKELO Jean (one of IPASC staff Team) who passed away on june 20th, 2015. Burrial took place on June 22nd, 2015 at AUNGBA, his native village.                            In Memoriam   (1957-2015)

The late UKILA UKELO Jean (RIP)

PRAY   FOR
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Mobile Screening to HIV activities among people from ALIO villages and the surrounding areas.

 

Students of 4th form, who will present the national exam.

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying out the purchase, planting up of fruit trees and distribution to the PLWHIV.

(According to the current project, the environment sight will be focused on distribution of 5 different fruit trees as chosen by the PLWIH. They will plant them in their parcels to improve their staple diet quality).

 

Internal Monitoring on the activities carried out by IPASC from the beginning of the current project into ARU and KAMBALA Health Zones.

 

Mothers’ groups (for Safe Motherhood) and Listeners’ clubs (for Health Promotion Service) following up activities at ERU, ALIBHA and AYIKO Health Facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer requests for May 2015

We still thank our Lord for His help and you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your daily prayers. This is the May 2015 prayer request. From the beginning of the current project, IPASC is still experiencing serious financial difficulties.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Service to combat HIV & AIDS activities.

Thank God for:

  • 4th level students who all, presented and defended for the second round, their 5 medical case studies.(It is recommended specially to our diploma course students when doing training in medical treatment; to identify and follow 5 different cases of illness from the coming of the patient to the conclusion of treatment). 
  • Monitoring the Safe Nurse and midwife training on Family Planning in the Kambala Health Zones.(Family Planning is still a great concern among many local communities in the area where IPASC is carrying out its activities. So training done in Kambala area will change many things regarding Reproductive Health. IPASC organized 3 training sessions for medical staff in the area. In the future, IPASC will evaluate the change produced by the training within the Health Facilities).
  •  Safe activities for the Distribution of the delivery materials –  kits and beds –  in  10 Health Centers within 2 Health Zones (in Aru  and Kambala).(By the end of the last year a quick IPASC investigation showed that most children and mothers still die  during delivery time; and is often because of the use of low quality or inadequate materials when assisting mother for delivery) A monitoring activity will be carried out by IPASC within health facilities which got beds and delivery kits.

Please pray for:

  •  Training of the local community leaders to advocacy for People Living With HIV among  local communities with CARM  in Ariwara and Ingbokolo.(Stigma to PLWH continues to be a reality among local communities. With regard to that, local community leaders will be trained by IPASC how to sensitize and make advocacy for PLWH within local communities) 
  • Carrying out the purchase of fruit trees and distribution to the PLWHIV.(According to the current project, the environment vision will be focused on distribution of 5 different fruit trees as chosen by the PLWIH. They will plant them in their parcels of land to improve their staple diet quality).

 SPECIAL!! 

  • From May 10th, The Safe Motherhood Service will focus its activity essentially on fistula surgery with Dr Christina De Wind, at Rethy Referral Hospital (About 140 Km from Aru).


Prayer requests for April 2015

Once more, many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. This is the April 2015 prayer request.  IPASC still experiencing serious financial difficulties.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Safe Motherhood Service  activities.

Thank God for:

  • Safe Organisation of the 1st round exams for all the students of the Diploma Course. (The 2nd round of the national exams took place and ended well).
  • 4th level students who all presented  and defended their Community Development Program in Health framework and 5 medical case studies.(It is recommended specially to our diploma course students apart from doing training in medical treatment; to identify a health problem within the community and to solve it with the same community, during the 6 months of the training).
  • The tasks bound to the examinations (writing questionnaires, correcting and publication of results…)(It gathers many activities which must all be done within a very short period)
  •  First Inspection of the Diploma course by the new Coordination of Nursing schools in Ituri.(The  coordination of the health schools established in Bunia (about 350 km from Aru) which controls  all schools of health in Ituri District made its first inspection of Medical schools in  northern  Ituri, among them our Diploma course).We were among best schools on  the new Coordination map.  

Please pray for:

  • Monitoring training of nurses and midwives on Family Planning in the Kambala and Aru Health Zones.(Family Planning is still a great concern among many local communities in the area where IPASC is carrying out its activities. Thus the demand from the local communities of the Kambala Health Zone interested in Family Planning. IPASC organized 3 training sessions for medical staff in the area. Supervision is needed to evaluate the change produced by the training within the Health Facilities). 
  • Distribution of delivery materials, kits and beds in  10 Health Centres in 2 Health Zones (Aru  and Kambala)(By the end of the last year a quick IPASC investigation showed that, many children and mothers are still dying during delivery. This is often due to using  low quality or inadequate materials when assisting mother for delivery) 
  • Visiting Mothers’ groups in the  Health Facilities in Kambala and Aru  Health Zones.(Most of the Mothers’ groups for Reproductive Health raised up in the Kambala and Aru Health Zones are  improving,  having promised to do more after the last visit of the Coordinator of the Operational Program with the Technical Assistant of the Safe Motherhood Service in January 2015. As promised progress of their activities will be monitored)

Prayer requests for February 2015

Many thanks to our Lord for His help and to you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. This is the 2nd month of 2015 and we continue to experience serious financial difficulties.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Diploma Course Activities.

Thank God for:

  • Successful departure and arrival of diploma course 1st form   students on 1 month’s field training. (At the end of their first part training, students are usually recommended to pass training for 1 month   before the first semester exams)
  • Successful Community HIV  screening activities  in  3 Health Facilities (ONGOY, ERU and BUTA). (This activity was done for people who are far from ARU and needed to be screened; IPASC reached them with help in locations closer to their homes.)
  • Continuing of activities of distributing Food for People Living with HIV and those with TB, especially for those who are very weak. (The World Food Program accepted to carry on with distributing food for them till June 2015)

Pease pray for:

  • Organization of the 1st exam period to all the students of Diploma Course. (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place from the beginning of April 2015).
  • 4th level students who will have to present and defend their Community Development Program in Health framework and 5 medical case studies. (It is recommended specially to our diploma course students apart from doing training in medical treatment; to identify a health problem within the community and to solve it with the same community, during the 6 months of the training).
  • The tasks connected to the examinations (questionnaires writing, correcting and publication of results…). (It brings together many activities which must all be done within a very short period)
  • First Inspection of the Diploma course by the new Coordination of Nursing schools in Ituri. (Previously the coordination of the health schools was established in Kisangani at a distance of more than one thousand kilometers from Aru. But since 2015, a new coordination is established at Bunia (about 350 km) and that will control all schools of health in Ituri District).

Prayer request for September 2014

IPASC continues to thank God for giving staff strength and you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers.  This year on June, 30, the last project reached its end but the new phase has still not been approved by the partners, who are waiting for the external monitoring report. The evaluation was completed on 29th August.

This month the prayer request will be focused on the Service to Combat HIV & AIDS and a little more about IPASC University College at Bunia and the Diploma Course at ARU.

Thank God for:

  • Successful  organisation of the graduation ceremonies for IPASC University college  at  Bunia Campus
  • External Evaluation activities on the entire IPASC activities for the end of the project.
  • (This activity was done for Aru, Kambala, Ariwara and Adi Health Zones for 10 days by the external evaluator from Kenya. The remaining part will involve the partners deciding whether to approve the project for the new phase which would normally have begun last July.
  • Moreover, the final financial audit will also start from the beginning of September and will take 2 weeks).

Please pray for:

  • Community HIV  screening activities  in  3 Health Facilities (ONGOY, ERU and ONDOLEA) (This activity is done by IPASC – VCT (Voluntary Counselling and Testing), but as many people are far from ARU and need to be screened, IPASC tries to reach them for help in locations closer to their homes.)
  • Food for People Living with HIV especially for those who are very weak. (The World Food Programme did not distribute food for them for the last 4 months, due to financial problems)
  • Filming activities  for an awareness  Video  song DVD by the People Living With HIV Team (Before the end of this year, CARM – Club for mutual comfort and support – in partnership with PACANet – Pan-African Christian AIDS Network – will produce a DVD containing 2 songs to raise awareness for screening for HIV (Taking a video picture should be a big event for a PLWHIV who had lost all hope for life!). This needs money, time, strength, rehearsal; the last part of the labour will be finalised by the IPASC VIDEO PRODUCTION TEAM).
  • Organisation of the national exams for the students who have completed the 2nd session and the beginning of the new school year for Diploma Course students particularly for the beginners. (The 2nd round of the national exams will take place from the beginning of September for the Diploma course and for the University college students who did not pass them on last July). 

Prayer request for August  2014

IPASC always continues to thank God for giving IPASC staff strength and you, for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. Last month the project reached its end and the new phase has not yet been approved by the partners, who are waiting for an external monitoring report.

This month, the prayer request will be focused on IPASC University College at Bunia and Diploma Course at ARU.

Thank God for:

  • The  socio –economic reinstatement of women repaired from fistula in KAMBALA Health  Zone. (Most women, who suffered from fistula, are rejected by the members of their own communities. After being repaired, some of them were reintegrated again into their communities.)
  • Monitoring  activities  on women with repaired Fistula and some  Mothers Groups activities and reviewing progress. (This activity was done for Aru Health Zone. The following part, focused on Kambala Health Zone, where most women living with fistula for years came from.
  • Organisation of the graduation ceremonies for IPASC University College at Bunia Campus. (The date was unexpectedly brought forward by the Government with little notice – it therefore successfully took place on 31 July) 

Please pray for:

  • Organisation  of the national exams  for the students who have 2nd session (The first round of the national exams  took place last July and  some students did not pass; they have to re-sit exams for the 2nd round)
  • External evaluation for the whole of IPASC activities during the last phase. (That will be a general monitoring done by an external evaluator. Partners are waiting for the reports to decide about the approval of the project for the new phase which would normally begin in July.)

Prayer request for July 2014

IPASC always continues to thank God for giving all IPASC staff strength and you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. Last month the current project reached its conclusion and the new phase has not yet been approved by the partners.

This month, the prayer request will be focused on the Safe Motherhood Service .

Thank God for:

  • The safe ending of Students’ training period. (The daily activities of the students on practical field work has progressed well and ended safely.)
  • The organisation of the year end activities – Examinations, Final papers evaluation, graduation. (The first part of those activities ended, but the remaining part will focus on organisation of graduation ceremonies (Bunia and Aru.)   
  • Investigation activities on the malnutrition among 2 Bunia communities. (This investigation was led by the students from the 2nd year in Community Based Nutrition at IPASC University College to establish the true reason of a high rate of malnutrition as noticed among children in the targeted districts. They will eventually suggest solutions to the community members: a report will be written soon.)
  • Students schooling inspection by the Ministry  team  from Kinshasa. (This activity was done for the Diploma course Physiotherapy Section.)

Please pray for:

  • The  socio –economic reinstatement of women repaired from fistula in KAMBALA Health  Zone. (Most women, who suffer from fistula, are rejected by the members of their own communities. After being repaired, they must be reintegrated again among their communities. This is one of the works done by the Safe Motherhood Service.)
  • Monitoring  activities  of  women with repaired fistula  and progress of some  Mothers Groups. (This activity was done for Aru Health Zone. The following part will be focused on Kambala Health Zone where most women living with fistula for years come from. The monitoring of activities among Mothers Groups will be to appreciate how they progress and to give necessary advice for recommended progress).
  • Organisation of conferences and awareness raising about sex education for students during the holiday period in Aru and surrounding areas. (This is usually in collaboration with churches and Health Organisations to organise awareness activities for teenagers to help them to keep safe behaviour during the holiday period. IPASC Safe Motherhood Service is concerned with this work.)

Prayer request for June  2014

IPASC always continues to thank God for giving all IPASC staff strength, and you for the support you are giving to the work of IPASC through your faithful prayers. This month the current phase project has reached its end.

This month, the prayer request will be focused on IPASC University College – Bunia

Thank God for:

  • 2 Water sources – work finished at ERU Health Facility. (The villagers are now using safe water from the water source built with the support of IPASC)
  • Data collecting activities. (Data was collected for the internal  monitoring of activities. Progress and the results were presented to the staff. The work wasdone by a team  (led by Mr. Jacques, John and Gayana). Now IPASC is waiting for external evaluation activities.
  • Awareness activities in the AYIKO Health Facility and in the neighbouring schools. (After the awareness activities intended for young people and specifically for the students with the topics focused on Malaria and other local diseases, the local community has made a request to be supported in building a safe water source. The work will begin in June).

Please pray for:

  • Students school inspection by the Ministry  team  from Kinshasa. (This is a usual activity done each year by a team from the Ministry in charge of University and Higher Education to check the students’ identities. The activity prepares the team to give the degree paper to confirm the degree level to those who will finish their studies)
  • Students on fieldwork: for the monitoring of the training period. (Its daily activities to evaluate the students’ progress on fieldwork during their practical teaching part)
  • Investigation activities on malnutrition among 2 Bunia neighbourhood communities. (This investigation will be led by the students from 2nd year in Community Based Nutrition – at IPASC University College to establish the true reason for a high rate of malnutrition as noticed among children in the targeted neighbourhoods and eventually to suggest solutions to the community members)
  • Organisation of the year end activities. (Examinations, Final papers evaluation, graduation…)

 

Prayer request for May 2014

IPASC always continues to thank God for everyone who supports its work through their faithful prayers

This month, the prayer request will be focused on IPASC Health Promotion Service

Thank God for:

  • Mama Gill who has safely traveled to UK.She returned to UK from DRC after working hard and under unusually very hot weather.
  • Completion work of Latrine building at Ameri and Ekanga (Health Centres).At the middle of the last month, these latrines were given officially to the users.
  • Mrs Lily Nyamungu who is continuing with her research at Goma, Great Lakes University.She is continuing to count the collected data in Mahagi for her final paper.
  • Safe journeys done by Mama Elise at Aru, Bunia and Boga.She took her vacation as she was called urgently because her mother was very sick.
  • Very blessed remembrance day at IPASC for Rev Dr Pat – Aru and Bunia Campuses.As is usually done each year, Staff members with students – on both campuses – Bunia and Aru – celebrated on April, 26th remembering Rev Pat Nickson, the founder of IPASC.

Please pray for:

  • 2 Water sources – starting work at ERU Health Facility.
  • Capacity building/training through continuing education among BUTA and ERU community members.The chosen topics will be focused on Malaria and diseases transmitted through water and latrine misuse.
  • Broadcasting activities.On the same above topics, the IPASC presenters will try through radio to reach more people, listeners of local broadcasting stations.
  • Data collecting activities.This data is collected for the monitoring of activities progress.
  • Awareness activities in the AYIKO Health Facility and in the neighbouring schools.This part of the awareness activities are intended for young people, specifically for the students. The topics will concern Malaria and other local diseases.
  • Elise’s Mother, Amooti, who is still sick but now at Bunia.She was displaced from Boga to Bunia for appropriate hospital treatment.


Prayer Request: March 2014

IPASC continues to thank God for His help in carrying out activities and the progress made during the 2 first months of 2014. 

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Students (in the first year, Diploma Course), who finished all  their exams  (first part)  and progress with the theoretical  training
  • The successful completion of the project  proposal for 2014 – 2017 sent to the Partners.

 Please pray for:

  • Mama Gill who is staying in Congo enduring a period of extreme heat in Aru.
  • All IPASC partners worldwide and approval of the whole IPASC project 2014 – 2017 and for the next 4 month phase of this project.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Jacques’ integration into   IPASC Aru after his successful studies at Goma, Great Lakes University (As new task, He will be in charge of Projects  Activities Planning and  Monitoring)
  • Safe journey for Mr Amuda who joined us in Aru from Harare (Zimbabwe). He was invited there  for a Conference on Health, AIDS and Equity.

Please pray for:

  • Funds for the project 2014 – 17 (Partners have to evaluate and decide about funding the project).
  • Latrines building progress  at  Ameri and  Ekanga (Health Centre)

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The fistula repairing campaign at Adi with Dr Christina.
  • The IPASC Diploma course student who had a serious accident. (She is now declared healthy by her physician).

Please pray for:

  • The above   IPASC Diploma course student who had a serious accident. (She will have to re-start her class as she did not do her national test and training (1st part) during the 3 months of the sick leave.
  • Audit activities probably this month between IPASC and EED and Bread for the World (Germany) – These activities were to be done last month, but carried over by the partner.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • The safe return of 1st year Diploma course Students from their training placements and for the following theoretical part.

Please pray for:

  • Mrs Lily Nyamungu who is continuing with her research at Goma, Great Lakes University. (Last week, she was on field work at Mahagi collecting data for her final paper).

Prayer Request: December 2013

Once more IPASC has to thank God for His help in carrying out activities and safely progress through the final year of the phase and the end of the year 2013.

The staff and students of IPASC thank all their supporters and wish you a Christmas filled with blessings and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Students (in the last year, Diploma Course) ,who have safely begun the practical part of their studies  in the Health Centres.
  • Safe journey for Richard with Mama Ruth from UK, visiting Congo once again and the same for Amuda traveling from Bunia to Aru.
  • The good time spent with Mr and Mrs Richard Williams in DRC.

Please pray for:

  • Water source building activities among Ekanga and Onibha communities (last part).

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Awareness activities to combat HIV/AIDS and to improve Reproductive Health among Bongilo, Ekanga and Gbula School Children working together with the Diocese.
  •  Safe journey for Mr Buli who was at Nebobongo for a partnership program about Reproductive Health awareness for youth.

Please pray for:

  • Mr Amuda and Mr Buli who are at Goma for training with EED.
  • Mrs Lily Nyamungu who has not yet finished her research at Goma, Great Lakes University.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Safe journey and arrival in UK for Richard with Mama Ruth when going back home from visiting friends in Congo.
  • For Jacques. He has completed everything needed for his be graduation.

Please pray for:

  • The successful completion of the current project.
  • Most of the students at University College (first year) as it is their first time leaving their parents.
  • The next fistula repairing campaign at Nioka which will begin according to Dr Christina’s programme on 05/12/2013.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Mr Mabe and David (2 IPASC Bunia Staff) who have finished studying their second level at IPASC University College

Please pray for:

  • All IPASC partners worldwide and approval of IPASC’s project for the next phase of the project.
  • Project funds for the next Phase.

Prayer Request: November 2013

      Once more IPASC has to thank God for His help in carrying out activities and safely progress through the final year of the phase.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Students, who have safely begun the new school academic year.
  • Safe activities for the Students’ Recruitment for University College during a heavy  rainy season on very muddy roads.

Please  pray  for:

  • Water source building activities among Embeleke and Ekanga communities (last part).
  • Awareness activities to combat HIV/AIDS at Djalasiga.
  • Safe journey for Richard with Mama Ruth from UK, visiting Congo once again and the same to Amuda from Bunia to Aru.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • End of Bus repair for student’s transport at Bunia campus (which left the Arua Garage and joined Aru last week.
  • 2 of our staff  (Mr Mabe et Mr David) who ended well their studies at Bunia.

Please pray for:

  • Banage’s Health which is still extremely poor and Lily who is sick at Bunia.
  • Bus transfer to Bunia from Aru for student’s transport.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • CARM activities through GSEC (Credit and Savings Solidarity Group) which is helpful for many of its members according to their giving.
  • For Jacques. He has finished writing his final paper and is now waiting for the last work with his Director.

Please pray  for:

  • Safely following the stages for the last year of  the current project.
  • Most of the students at University College (first year) as it is their first time to leave parents.
  • Next fistula repairing campaign at Nioka.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Completion of the building  at Bunia and Aru.(Now Students are happy living in the dormitory in Aru).

Please pray for:

  • All IPASC partners worldwide and approval of the IPASC project for the next phase.
  • Project  funds for the next  Phase.

Prayer Request: October  2013

      As usually IPASC has to thank God for His help in carrying out activities and safely progress through  the final year of the phase.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Students (finalists), who have safely finished their national exams (2nd round). Now waiting for the results.

Please  pray  for:

  • Safe activities for the Students’ Recruitment for University College during a severe rainy season on very muddy roads.
  • Water source  building activities among  Embeleke and Ekanga communities in the Aru zone.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Peace around the Kakwa region (80 Km) from Aru (Adi zone), where IPASC is carrying most of its activities.
  • Completion of the bus repairs for student’s transport at Bunia campus.

Please pray for:

  • Banage’s Health which is still extremely poor.
  • Security for Goma where Mr Jacques is studying.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • CARM activities through GSEC (Credit and Savings Solidarity Group) which is helpful for many of its members according to their giving.
  • Safe journey for Jacques’ family. His wife with children reached Aru last week by car.

Please pray  for:

  • Successfully following the stages for the last  year of  the current project.
  • Most of the first year students on the Diploma Course as it’s their first time to leave parents.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Good  building progress at  Bunia and Aru. (Students  have already moved in to the dormitory on the IPASC Aru site).
  • Completion of Project creation for the next  Phase.

Please pray for:

  • All IPASC partners worldwide and approval of IPASC’s project for the next phase.
  • Students at Bunia, who are preparing to begin a new academic year.

Prayer Request: September 2013

       IPASC continues to thank God for His help in carrying out activities and safely beginning the final year of the phase.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Safe activities for the 2nd month of the last year for this project.
  • Safe end for the Recruitment activities during a big rainy season on very muddy roads.

Please  pray  for:

  • Students (finalists), who have to begin with the national exams (2nd round).

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Successful fistula repairing campaign with Dr Christina at AUNGBA last month.
  • Safe Financial audit activities.

Please pray for:

  • Banage’s Health which is still extremely poor.
  • Security for Goma, where Mr Jacques is studying.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • CARM activities through GSEC (Credit and Savings Solidarity Group) which is helpful for many of its members according to their giving.
  • His care to Alain Kaswara (Finance Officer) during an accident to Kampala.

Please pray  for:

  • Safe follow up steps for the last year of the current project.
  • Bus  repair for student’s transport at Bunia campus (which is still at the garage).

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Good  building progress at Bunia and Aru.
  • End of Report making for activities carried out through this half – yearly and year period.

Please pray for

  • All IPASC partners worldwide.
  • Students at Bunia, who are preparing to begin a new academic year.

Prayer Request, August 2013

       IPASC continues to thank God for His help in carrying out activities and safely beginning the final year of the phase.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Safe activities for the beginning of the last year for this project.
  • Students (finalists) who received the first result of their national exams.

Please pray for:

  • Students (finalists), who have to prepare for national exams (2nd round) for the courses where they did not work well.
  • Recruitment activities during this rainy season on very muddy roads.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Successful fistula repairing campaign with Dr Christina at AUNGBA last month.
  • Finishing the water source building with ERU, ONDOLEA and RODO communities.

Please pray for:

  • Next step of Project writing for the year 2014 to 2017, (last part).
  • Banage’s Health which is still poor.
  • Financial audit activities.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The training about National Policy on Reproduction Health for IPASC Staff and others from  surrounding medical services.
  • CARM activities through GSEC (Credit and Savings Solidarity Group) which is helpful for many of its members according to their giving.

Please pray for:

  • Report making for activities carried out  through this half – yearly and year period.
  • Safe beginning for the last year of the current project.
  • Bus  repair for student’s transport at Bunia campus.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Good  building progress at Bunia and Aru.
  • For all those who accepted to support financially some of IPASC diploma course and
  • University college students during the last school and academic year.

Please pray for:

  • All IPASC partners worldwide.
  • Students at Bunia, who are preparing for their exams (2nd session).

Prayer Request, July 2013

IPASC is thanking God for His help in carrying out activities for this half – yearly period which ended very satisfactorily and led us straightforwardly to the last year of the  project.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • For the ending of all activities safely for the 2012 -2013 school year.
  • Warm celebration of IPASC’s 21st birthday on June, 1st 2013, with RODO community.

Please pray for :

  • Students (finalists) who are waiting for the results of their state exams.
  • Mr MADHIRA, IPASC staff member, who lost his son due to the mother suffering from pre-eclampsia.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Peace in the Kakwa Area  (at the border with  South – Sudan) , where militias agreed  completely the cease-fire for  a peace negotiation with the government.  Security is now well established in the whole Kakwa area.
  • Ending of the water – source building with ERU, ONDOLEA and RODO communities.

Please pray for:

  • Next step of the Project writing for the year 2014 to 2017, (last part).
  • Successful fistula repairing campaign with Dr Christina at AUNGBA this July.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The training about National Policy on  Reproductive Health for IPASC Staff and others from  surrounding medical services.
  • CARM activities which is helpful to many of its members according to their evidence giving.

Please pray  for:

  • Completion of reports for activities carried out through this half – yearly and year periods.
  • Safe beginning for the last year of the current project.
  • Banage’s health which continues to be poor.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Ending safely the 2 years of this phase project.
  • A new baby in Alfred’s family.

Please pray for:

  • All IPASC partners worldwide.
  • Bus  repairing for students transport at Bunia campus.
  • Bambalatiwe’s family (Bambalatiwe was one of ISPASC’s brightest students who passed away last month after an operation).

Prayer Request, June 2013

IPASC still thanks God for His help in carrying out activities for this half – yearly period which is safely reaching its end.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Safe supervision of activities of 1st , 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students.
  • Ending of the training period of activities for students.
  • God’s blessing for IPASC who will celebrate its 21st birthday on this June, 1st 2013, with RODO community.

Please pray for :

  • Reports on activities carried out through this half – yearly and year periods.
  • Students who will take their final exams (at Bunia and  Aru campuses).

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Peace in Eastern DR Congo in general and particularly in the Kakwa Area (at the border with South – Sudan), where militias agreed a cease- fire for peace negotiations with the government.
  • Safe  departure  and arrival for Mama Gill. (from her Congo home to her UK home).

Please pray for:

  • Ending of the water – source building with ERU community.
  • Writing of Project for the year 2014 to 2017 (last part).

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The successful fistula repair campaign with Dr Christina at AUNGBA.
  • The follow up activities for visiting the Health Centres, where mattresses and delivery kits were given (2nd round).

Please pray  for:

  • Erection of awareness panels for HIV fighting and Reproductive Health and awareness raising activities at Djalasiga market.
  • Training about the National Policy on Reproductive Health for IPASC Staff and others from surrounding medical services.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Safe beginning for the next half – yearly activities.
  •  Return of Mr Augustin, the driver for IPASC, Aru.

Please pray for:

  • Improvement of the security situation in North Kivu and the Kakwa region where militias are fighting against government forces while causing a great number of people’s displacement.
  • Bus repairing for students transport at Bunia campus.

Prayer Request, May 2013

                 IPASC is still thanking God for His help in carrying out activities from the beginning of this half – yearly period.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Safe activities for  Supervising 4th year students.
  • End of the theoretical teaching part.
  • Mr Alfred (IPASC Staff member suffering from heart disease) whose medical checks showed a good progress.

Please  pray for :

  • Peace  in Eastern DR Congo in general and particularly in Kakwa’s Area  (at the border with  South – Sudan).
  • IPASC’s successful activities for May 2013.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • End of the Financial Audit activities for the last six months.
  • The progress of the building of male students’ dormitory at Aru.

Please pray for:

  • Students preparing themselves for fielding training (Bunia and Aru).
  • Safe journey for Mama Gill (as she is preparing to go back home to UK).

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The training about National Policy on  Reproductive Health for IPASC Staff and others from  surrounding medical services.
  •  Ending of the water – source building with  ALIBHA community

Please pray for:

  • Erecting of awareness panels for HIV fighting and Reproductive Health awareness raising activities at Djalasiga market.
  • Mr Amuda and Mr Bertin who are chosen to lead IPASC for the next 5 years (Amuda as Executive Director and Bertin, as Deputy to Amuda).
  • Bishop Ande of Aru who has accepted to be President of the Board of Governors (CONSEIL)
  • Writing of Project for the year 2014 to 2017. (2nd part).

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Successful fistula repairing campaign with Dr Christina at AUNGBA and assisting the women to reintegrate into their communities.
  • Mama Elise who traveled safely from Boga through Militia and rebel area to Bunia and on to Aru.

Please pray for:

  • Improvement of security situation in North Kivu and Kakwa region where militias are fighting against government forces, causing many people to be displaced.
  • The follow up activities for Visiting the Health Centres,  where  Mattresses and Delivery Kits were given (2nd round)

Prayer Request, March 2013

IPASC thanks God for the return of peace in Ingbokolo (some miles from Aru) where a new local militia made trouble some months ago.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Successful supervision of training for the 4th form students.
  •  Peace keeping at Kengezi – Base (at the border   to   South – Sudan.
  •  End of writing and sending of the half – yearly activities report

Please  pray for:

  • The follow up of the activities for water supply with ESSEBI community).
  • ARETABE’s family (ARETABE is one of IPASC students who passed away in February from meningitis while preparing to return from his village to Aru for the exams).
  • Mr Alfred (IPASC Staff member) who is still suffering with cardiac disease problem. (He  relapsed again after a very long and expensive  treatment at Kampala.)

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • The end of the first semester exams for Students at Diploma Course and ISPASC University College (Bunia).
  • For the visit of the Minister of Universities at Bunia campus.

Please pray for:

  • The continuing construction of the boy’s students’ dormitory at Aru.
  • Awareness activities for the fight against HIV at Djalasiga market.
  • Supervision of training for the 4th form students (second round).

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The end of Financial Audit activities for the last six months.
  • Mama Gill’s safe journey (from UK to DRC) and the celebration of placing the corner stone for the male students’ dormitory.
  • Completion of the water – source building among RODO and DUBOIS communities.

Please pray for:

  • Continuation  of classroom building for Students in Bunia.
  • Awareness campaign for fistula repair with Dr Christina in AUNGBA Health Zone.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • The first round of writing the project for the years 2014 -2017.
  • Mr Timothy and Mama Elise who were discovered to be suffering from diabetes having improved health.

Please pray for:

  • The Boga and Gety populations where militias cause disturbance. Peace is seen an unrealistic truth for civilians.
  • Improvement of the security situation in North Kivu with the new Addis – Ababa agreement for peace in the Eastern of DRC.
  • The follow up activities for visiting the Health Centres,  where  Mattresses and Delivery Kits were given.

Prayer Request, February 2013

IPASC still thanking God for His help in caring out activities during 2012, ending peacefully this year and the beginning of 2013.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • The beginning of the activities for water supply with ESSEBI community.
  • Ending of the courses given by one of  the 2 visiting  teachers for Physiotherapy section.

Please pray for:

  • Supervision of training for the 4th form students.
  • Writing   and sending of the half – yearly activities report.
  • Peace  in Eastern DR Congo in general and particularly in Kengezi – Base (at the border with South – Sudan).

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • The end of the second period of courses for Students at Diploma Course and ISPASC University College (Bunia).
  • The end of holidays for Students in the last form.

Please pray for:

  • Financial Audit activities for the last six months.
  • The beginning of Building activities for boys students’ dormitory at Aru.
  • The new visiting  teachers for Physiotherapy section to stay.
  • Students preparing themselves for examinations (Bunia and Aru).
  • Arrival of Mama Gill (visiting IPASC).

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The training about National Policy on  Reproduction Health for IPASC Staff and others from  surrounding medical services.
  •  Ending of the water – source building among RODO and DUBOIS communities.

Please pray for:

  • Beginning of classroom building for Students in Bunia.
  • Establishment of   awareness panels for HIV fighting and awareness raising activities at Djalasiga market.
  • Mr Timothy and Mama Elise who   are discovered to be suffering with diabetes.
  • Writing of Project for the year 2014 -2017.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Return of peace in Ariwara  where situation was not good before Christmas.
  • Successful fistula repairing campaign with Dr Christina at ADI.

Please pray for:

  • Bunia population where during last week, a flood destroyed more than 50 houses and killed 5 people.
  • Full Improvement of security situation in North Kivu.
  • The follow up activities for Visiting the Health Centres,  where  Mattresses and Delivery Kits were given.

Prayer Request, January 2013

IPASC is still thanking God for His help for having cared for its activities during the year 2012

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Peace during the Christmas day.
  • Safe journeys for delivering mattresses and Delivery Kits to Heath Centres.

Please pray for:

  • Awareness and recruitment for repairing fistulas.
  • Supervising students where they are placed for the field work training.
  • Planning of activities for January to June 2013.
  • 2014-2017 strategic planning development.
  • Praying for university students as they collect their research data.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • The end of the first period of courses for Students on the Diploma Course.
  • The Second Month of training for Students in the last form.
  • Academic activities at IPASC University College in Bunia.

Please pray for:

  • Financial Audit activities
  • Following of Building activities of water sources at ALIBHA and  ORONZI communities.
  • Coming of 2 new visiting teachers. For Physiotherapy section.
  • Beginning of 2 building constructions  ( a  dormitory for male students in  Aru and  a classroom for Students in Bunia)

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Capacity building on the  National Policy on  Reproductive Health for IPASC Staff and others from  surrounding medical services.
  • Ending of the water – source building in RODO communities

Please pray  for :

  • Visiting of radio listening clubs at ALIBHA, MALINGA and YABA and creating new Radio-Club Groups.
  • Fixing awareness panels for HIV fighting.
  • Writing of the semester report.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Creation of Mothers’ Groups for Safe Motherhood in Kambala Health Zone.
  • Return of peace in Goma where 2 IPASC staff members are studying.

Please pray for:

  • Return of students from Christmas Holidays.
  • Improvement of  the security situation in North Kivu.
  • Visiting the Health Centres, where  Mattresses and Delivery Kits were given.

 

Prayer Diary December 2012

Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities throughout 2012  as was planned. Thanks to God for providing health and wisdom to IPASC Leaders and to all who provided constructive pieces of advice and recommendations for the progress of IPASC activities to promote quality of health on the North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Please pray specifically for peace in North Kivu Province in the DR Congo

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Successfully reaching the last month of this year.
  • The publication of IPASC  Scientific research articles by IPASC University College Senior and Junior Lecturers on the causes and prevalence of certain tropical diseases in our region
  • Successful refresher course organised for IPASC the finance Management Team by a EED German Consultant based in the Eastern D R Congo
  • Release by the D R Congo Ministry of Health of the fourth year students’ final year 2011-2012 examination results. (80% success)

Please pray for:

  • International HIV AIDS Day  to be Commemorated  by IPASC and its beneficiaries  at Yuku (20 Km South Aru)
  • Lily and Jacques’ safety in the war torn town of Goma in North Kivu (800 Km South Aru)
  • Writing, compilation  and the release of IPASC  semester report by John Kisembo (Secretary to the Executive Director, IPASC)
  • Awareness and Identification of new cases of women with fistula in  Kambala Health Zones

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Providing means to donors who support the work of IPASC.
  • Refresher course to health professionals on how to prevent child-to-mother transmission (HIV) in Kambala Health zone
  • Good collaboration between IPASC and Medecins Sans Frontières France-Arua Branch for being able to provide medical assistance to 180 new positive cases from D R Congo through IPASC

Please pray for:

  • Food distribution to people living with  HIV/AIDS in the 4  targeted sites (Aru, Biringi, Ariwara and Ingbokolo)
  • Practical assessment for Diploma Course Physiotherapy  students in collaboration with Aru school for the Deaf  in raising awareness and identifying people with hearing impairment and cases of paralysis due to high blood pressure in Ariwara  and Watsa Health Zone
  • Amedeo building water sources in Rodo Health Area in collaboration with the local community (Aru Health Zone)

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The beginning of the second year class course master degree programme at IPASC University College
  • Active involvement of the Community of Dubwa (Aru Health Zone) during awareness campaigns to denounce and discourage sexual assault practices on women and young girls which has become a common practice these days.
  • Active involvement of the Community of Dubwa  (Aru Health Zone) during two water sources construction work.  

Please pray for:

  • 2 refresher courses to be provided by Ajaruva and Marie Muziakukwa (newly recruited) for the benefit of Katanga Health Area traditional birth attendants on how to prevent vesico-vaginal fistula.
  • Follow-up of the 3 women’ health microfinance groups in Kambala Health Zone by the new Operational Programme Coordinator. (Kavira)
  • Community reintegration of women whose fistula was repaired in Kambala Health Zone (100 Km south Aru)

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • University  College students who have  defended their scientific research action plan
  • The IPASC team for their commitment to the teaching and outreach work.
  • Awareness to Community Leaders on strategies to fight against HIV in rural areas (in Kambala Health Zone (Katanga Area)
  • Abizo (Diploma Course head Teacher) organising  4th year students monitoring activities where they are doing  6 months practical assessment
  • Diploma Course Midwifery  students successful weekend of practical assessment in Aru General Maternity  Hospital (beneficiaries’ testimonies)

Please pray for:

  • A peaceful Christmas Season in D R Congo.
  • Madhira Asea monitoring  activities amongst microfinance cooperatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Biringi.
  • Banage to commence Mother-to-Child transmission programme at Buta Health Centre (3 km South Aru)

Prayer Request, November 2012

IPASC is still thanking God for Timothy’s wedding ceremonies which went off very well on October, 20th.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Partners’ positive reply for funding IPASC activities for the remaining months of this half – year.
  • Successful awareness activities for fighting the EBOLA epidemic in ARU and the surrounding communities.
  • Training for Community Health Workers about malaria and diseases linked to water in the RODO community.

Please pray  for:

  • Security in Ingbokolo, where local people marched, demanding peace in the area but which became disorderly.
  • Improvement of security situation in North Kivu specially in Goma where 2 members of IPASC staff are studying.
  • Taking oath ceremonies for IPASC last year finalists who will go into their communities for their new professional lives.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Successful awareness raising and recruitment of new Students for the next academic year for IPASC University College.
  • Training of Teachers on the use of good Educational documents.
  • Successful entry of new students, for the  beginning of the  school year (University College)

Please pray for:

  • Mr Unega (IPASC Cashier) who is still confined to bed after surgical operations for hernia and appendicitis.
  • Amuda Baba, the Executive Director, as he meets with the Minister for Universities in Kinshasa, for his travel and also for a meeting with CORDAID.
  • Preparations for HIV International Day (on December, 1st) together with other partners.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • The completion of building new water sources among DUBOIS community.
  • Successful food supply by the WFP and its distribution to the People Living With AIDS for October.
  • Fistula repair cases  for the UNFPA campaign in Bunia

Please pray  for

  • A survey among communities where water sources were built for measuring the impact of these on the beneficiaries’ health.
  • New CORDAID call for Proposal for fighting diarrhoea, ARI and malaria with communities.
  • Training of Nurses, Community Relays (volunteer groups to promote awareness)  and midwives in Zambala Health Zone.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • EBOLA epidemic: a decrease of new cases in the affected areas.
  • Successful awareness activities about reproductive health among teenage students in EDAC, KALOMBO and AITI Secondary schools.

Please pray for:

  • The meeting with Staff about local funding for IPASC activities.
  • Creation of new Mother’s  group for  supporting health care among members in ERU, RODO, RONA, YAGU and KATANGA villages
  • New positive cases of people who received voluntary screening for HIV so they can accept to live positively with HIV as they are counselled and supported by the IPASC Fight Against AIDS Department.

Prayer Request, October 2012

IPASC continues to thank God for peace in areas where its activities are being carried out and for the decrease of the EBOLA epidemic cases in the affected area.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • The safe beginning of the school year with new and returning students.
  • His help in having a safe water well built on Bunia Campus from the last week.
  • Successful awareness raising with Community leaders on HIV/AIDS at RODO market with CARM team.

Please pray  for:

  • Partners for funding IPASC activities for the remaining months of this half – year   .
  • Follow up session of awareness  for the ARU Community about EBOLA disease prevention
  • Inquiry about impact of IPASC activities carried out among communities.
  • 2 students of Diploma Course who have to retake the fourth year as they did not pass the national exams for this year.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Safe Arrival back in their families of women repaired from fistulas.
  • The successful completion of “HERE I AM” filming and editing campaign among PLWAIDS.
  • IPASC Diploma course fourth year students: 8 from 10 of them passed their National exams.

Please pray for:

  • Compiling and sending quarterly reports to the partners.
  • Training for Community Health Workers about malaria and diseases linked to water among RODO community.
  • Food Distribution for the PLWAIDS for the next month.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Successful meetings with students  from Secondary School about prevention of early sexual intercourse.
  • Successful recruitment of  new students, for the  beginning of the  academic year (for Diploma Course).

Please pray  for:

  • Awareness activities and recruitment of new Students for the next academic year for IPASC University College.
  • Having funds for the training of Teachers on the use of good educational documents.
  • Raising awareness and recruitment of women living with fistula for UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) campaign in Bunia.
  • Timothy’s wedding ceremony on October, 20th. (Supervisor of general office and cyber net cafe).

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • EBOLA epidemic decrease of new cases in the affected areas.
  • The supply of food by the World Food Programme and its distribution to the PLWAIDS for September.
  • The end of work on the water supply in EREKELE and ERU villages.

Please pray for:

  • The meeting with Staff about local funding for IPASC activities.
  • Improvement of the security situation in North Kivu.
  • Funding for building new water sources among the DUBOIS and RODO communities.
  • Sending of “Here I am” Campaign Videos to the Global Funders.

Prayer Request, September 2012

IPASC is still thanking God for peace in areas where its activities are being carried out for the beginning of the 2nd year of the 8th phase Project.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • The successful end of recruitment activities for 1st year candidates.
  • Successful surgical intervention for women with fistula by Dr Christine at ADI Hospital.
  • His help in finalising the planning for the year 2012 – 2013 of the 8th Phase Project.
  • The safe visit of Mr Willy Fulton to IPASC.

Please pray for:

  • Awareness raising with Community leaders on HIV/AIDS at RODO market with the CARM team.
  • Food distribution for People Living with AIDS.
  • Returning the women with repaired fistula to their homes and society.
  • “HERE I AM” filming and editing to use in the campaign among PLWAIDS.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • The Executive  Director’s journey and attending a conference in  USA on HIV/AIDS.
  • Mama Elyse who, during her vacation traveled safely to Boga (to visit her family) crossing the unsafe militia’s area.
  • Successful  awareness raising activities  for community leaders about HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health in the OTSE Village community.

Please pray for:

  • Awareness raising in ARU Community about EBOLA disease prevention.
  • Building of new water sources among ALIBHA, ORONZI and RODO communities.
  • Meeting with students advising against early sexual intercourse.
  • Training for Community Health Workers about malaria and water borne diseases.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Raising awareness and recruitment of new Students  for the next academic year for both ISPASC University College and the Diploma course Aru (ITPASC) : 1st Round.
  • The provision of food by the World Food Programme and its distribution to PLWAIDS for August.
  • Successful awareness raising activities among young mothers in LERI Community about the danger of giving birth at home.

Please pray  for:

  • Starting the Mother – to – Child Transmission  Prevention Activities (HIV/AIDS).
  • IPASC Diploma course fourth year students who are preparing for the National exams 2nd round, in September.
  • The travel for new students; welcoming all  students  for the  beginning of new academic year (for Diploma Course).

Week 4

Thanks God for:

  • Successful  awareness raising and HIV/AIDS screening  activities among prisoners. (2 of them were tested positive and must begin treatment).

Please pray for:

  • The last works on the water supply in EREKELE and ERU villages.
  • Improvement of the security situation in North Kivu.
  • Rehabilitation for Women cured of Fistula to enable them to become self-supporting.

 

Prayer Request, August 2012

IPASC gives thanks to the Lord for peace in areas where its activities are being carried out and for the beginning of the 2nd year of the 8th phase Project.

Week 1

Thank God for :

  • IPASC Diploma course  students (Community Health Section), 2 of them  successfully passed their national test, as published by theMinistry of  Health for the 1st round meeting with other local organizations in the programme tofight HIV/AIDS.
  • His help in finalizing the Annual and Half – yearly reports.
  • Safety of the young visitors staying from among us from UK.

Please pray for:

  • The Executive  Director’s stay in USA while he attends a multi-faith course on HIV/AIDS and safety in travel on his return journey.
  • Sensitization, identification and recruitment of Women Living with Fistula.
  • External financial audit.
  • Sending of reports to the partners.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Sensitization  of  pregnant women.
  • Counselling and voluntary AIDS.
  • Screening in distant sites.
  • Finalizing  students recruitment plan (for Diploma course).
  • Mama Gill Brown with IPASC in Aru and her very useful contribution.

Please pray for:

  • The starting of 2nd year of the8th Phase Project.
  • Fistula surgery at ADI Hospital.
  •  Sensitization for community leaders about HIV/AIDS among OTSE Village community.
  • Mama Elise who, during her vacation must go to Boga to visit her family crossing a very dangerous militia zone.
  • Staff members who are suffering illness at this time.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Completion of IPASC – Aru compound maintenance.
  • Abundant rain.
  • CARM (HIV) meetings organized at 4 sites.
  • The micro-finance groups for mutual support of vulnerable people (HIV and Safe Motherhood).

Please pray  for :

  • Starting the Mother – to – Child Transmission Prevention Activities.
  • IPASC Diploma course fourth year  students who will have to prepare for exams for the 2nd round in September.
  • Awareness and recruitment of new Students  for the next academic year for both ISPASC University College and ITPASC Diploma Course.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • IPASC staff members: Jacques Byucinda and Lily Nyamungu who finished their exams. They are pursuing their Master’s degrees in Community Health at Goma University.
  • Completion of the next year planning (for Diploma Course).
  • For providing a new motorcycle for the Operational Programme activities.
  • For the Chaplaincies spiritual and moral support in both Bunia and Aru.

Please pray for:

  • Supplying  food by the WFP and its distribution to the People Living With AIDS.
  • Water supply work in EREKELE village.
  • Improvement of the security situation in North Kivu.

Prayer Requests July 2012

Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities in the previous fiscal year as it was planned. Thanks to God for providing health and wisdom to IPASC Leaders and to all who provided constructive pieces of advice and recommendations for the progress of IPASC activities to promote quality of health on the North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Please pray specifically for the UK Youth visit to IPASC in July and for Alain preparing things ready for external audit.

Week 1

Thank God for

  • The formal admission of IPASC into the Provincial Anglican Church and the appointment  of Chaplains by the Anglican Church to ISPASC Bunia and IPASC/ITPASC Aru.
  • Enabling IPASC Diploma Course to organise the final examinations for its students under the supervision of officials from the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • The release of 6 months practical assessment  reports of our fourth  year class  students.
  • Refresher course provided to IPASC HIV Department  Staff members by accredited delegates of the Ministry of Health (HIV Prevention Task Group).

Please pray for:

  • Release of the fourth year students’ final year examination results.
  • Writing, compilation  and the release of IPASC  annual report by John Kisembo (Secretary to the Executive Director, IPASC).
  • Abizo (Diploma Course head Teacher) organising IPASC Diploma Course students’ Alumni in Aru Health District (Phase 1).
  • Awareness and Identification of new cases of women with fistula in Aungba, Watsa, Biringi and Ariwara Health Zones.

Week 2

Thank God for

  • Continuous support from donors, friends, churches and parishes.
  • Good reports from Adja Community Health Centres on how an IPASC female student’s research on worms and community health has impacted the whole village and its surroundings.
  • The publication of IPASC   Scientific research articles to be published by IPASC University College Lecturers on the causes of early pregnancies in Aru and Bunia Secondary Schools and its impacts in the community.
  • The release of IPASC University College 3rd year class students training report of their 2 months practical assessment in the communities of Bunia, Nizi and Tchomia Health Zones.

Please pray for:

  • The safe arrival to Aru of the youth group from UK. Please pray for their two weeks stay and good health as they will have to cope with a different climate here.
  • The external annual audit of IPASC funds management.
  • Continuation of IPASC HIV/AIDS Department raising awareness to its beneficiaries on new approaches of using antiretroviral drugs in accordance with WHO recommendations.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Active involvement of the Community of Adranga and Apinaka (Aru Health Zone) during an awareness campaign to denounce and discourage sexual assaults on women and young girls which has become a common practice these days. ( 20 Km North Aru Health Zone);

Please pray for:

  • 2 refresher courses to be provided by Ajaruva for the benefit of Yuku  Health Area traditional birth attendants on how to prevent  vesico-vaginal fistula. (20 Km West, Aru Health Zone).
  • Follow-up of the establishment of 3  women’s health microfinance groups in Aungba Health Zone by the new Operational Programme Coordinator. (Kavira).
  • The construction work of 2 water sources in collaboration with Oronzi Community (12 Km South Aru Health Zone) and the active participation of the youth group from UK.
  • The visit of the Youth group to Adi Leprosy Community (75 Miles North Aru).
  • Youth group’s safe return to UK via Entebbe Airport.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Improvement of security situation in North Kivu where IPASC Staff members Jacques Byucinda and Lily Nyamungu are pursuing their Master degree program in Community Health.
  • The IPASC team for their commitment to the teaching and outreach work.

Please pray for:

  • Madhira being involved in follow-up of activities amongst microfinance cooperatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Biringi.
  • Mother-to-Child Transmission refresher course to be provided to IPASC Staff members by accredited delegates from the Ministry of Health before it gets operational on the IPASC site. Please pray for the beginning of this new program.
  • Awareness and recruitment of new students  for the next academic year for both IPASC University College and Diploma Course ( to be carried out in Aru and Health Districts).

Prayer Requests June 2012

Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities in May 2012 as it was planned. Thanks to God for providing health and wisdom to IPASC Leaders, Maman Gill Brown and members of the Administrative Board for taking constructive decisions about the future of IPASC.  Please pray for Amuda Baba and Buli GHESSI appointed respectively new IPASC Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director. Please pray for Mrs Kavira’s new job as she heads IPASC Operational Programme.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • 20th Anniversary of IPASC Genesis (1st June 2012).
  • Enabling Amedeo and the Community in Kambala Health Zone to successfully build 8 water sources (100 Km South Aru).
  • Enabling IPASC Safe Motherhood Department in collaboration with Adi referral Hospital to successfully carry out surgical repair to 58 women who lived with fistula for more than 10 years.
  • The end of 6 months practical assessment of our fourth year students.
  • Successful evaluation of our Diploma Course students’ action plans by Aru Health District, community health workers and IPASC.

Please pray for:

  • Amuda’s trip to the USA to attend an International Symposium on HIV/AIDS on behalf of IPASC.
  • Abizo (Diploma Course head Teacher) organising students Alumni in Aru Health District.
  • IPASC Diploma course students taking their final examination.
  • IPASC Diploma Course 4th year students getting ready to take national test organized by the Ministry of Health.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Continuous support from donors, friends, churches and parishes.
  • Good reports from Community Health Centres on the impact of the work of IPASC trainees.

Please pray for:

  • Scientific research articles to be published by IPASC University College Lecturers on the causes of early pregnancies in Aru and Bunia Secondary Schools and its impacts in the community.
  • IPASC University College 3rd year class students training report of their 2 months practical assessment in the communities of Bunia, Nizi and Tchomia Health Zones.
  • IPASC HIV/AIDS Department raising awareness to its beneficiaries on new approaches of using antiretroviral drugs in accordance with WHO recommendations.
  • For Diploma Course 4th year class students’ oral examination organised by the Ministry of Health.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Active involvement and participation of the Ondolea community during an awareness campaign to inform and discourage pregnant women who deliver at home without being assisted by qualified birth attendants (13 Km North Aru Health Zone).
  • 100 traditional birth attendants who attended a big refresher course (Phase 2) organised by the Safe Motherhood department in Aungba Health Zone about fistula prevention (100 Km South Aru).

Please pray for:

  • 2 refresher courses to be provided by Ajaruva and Banage for the benefit of Buta Health Area traditional birth attendants (5 Km West Aru, Aru Health Zone).
  • Follow-up of the establishment of 5 women’s health microfinance groups in Kambala Health Zone by the new Operational Programme Coordinator (Kavira).
  • For Diploma Course 4th year class students’  written  examination  organised by the Ministry of Health.

  Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Reports of progress made by Jacques Byucinda and Lily Nyamungu’s during their field research  work at Goma University.
  • The IPASC team for their commitment to the teaching and outreach work.

Please pray for:

  • Follow-up of activities amongst Cooperatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Biringi.
  • Mother-to-Child Transmission  refresher course to be provided to traditional  and qualified  birth attendants in Bunia Health District. (Nizi, Simbiliabo and Bembey).
  • Follow-up activities to be carried out by the Coordinator of IPASC Operational Programme to stable Persons Living with HIV/AIDS at Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Biringi.
  • Financial audit to be carried out by independent accountants on IPASC Management.

 

Prayer Requests May 2012

 Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities in April as it was planned. Thanks be  to God for His blessings upon IPASC through the surgical repair to 50 women with vesical fistula at Adi Hospital. Also thanks be to God for Maman Gill Brown working hard  to update IPASC’s data base. Once again a big  encouragement to all IPASC staff.

Week 1

Thank God for

  • Good report released on the second inspection carried out to IPASC Diploma Course by the Ministry of Health.
  • Making things ready for IPASC staff to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the death of Late Revd Dr Pat Nickson.

Please pray for:

  • The spiritual life of some Diploma Course students who come from non-Christian families and tend to behave not in accordance with Biblical principles.
  • Identification and refresher course to peer educators (youths) in order to raise awareness on HIV∕AIDS amongst secondary school students (teenagers).
  • Quick recovery of 50 women after surgical repair at Adi Referral Hospital.
  • Amuda’s trip to the United States to attend an international symposium on HIV∕AIDS.
  • IPASC Diploma Course 1st, 2nd et 3rd year students three weeks field practical assessment in Adja, Biringi, Aungba, Watsa, Faradje East, Ariwara and Adi Health Zones.

Week 2

Thank God for

  • Continuous support from donors, friends, churches and parishes.

Please pray for:

  • Continuing University College 3rd year class students practical assessment in Bunia, Nizi and Tchomia  Health Zones.
  • Ongoing research by IPASC University College students and lecturers in Tchomia Health Zone about  Lake Albert water being consumed by local population, worms and community health.
  • IPASC HIV/AIDS Department staff  to attend a second training session organised by Médecins Sans Frontières France (MSF) in Arua Uganda about antiretroviral drugs and how patients’ health can be affected if not followed properly.
  • For Diploma Course 4th year class student action plan evaluation process in their respective communities.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Successful ongoing  water construction  completion work in Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages in Kambala Health Zones (100 Km South Aru).
  • 150 traditional birth attendants who attended a big refresher course organised by Safe Motherhood department at Ondolea as one of strategies for fistula prevention.

Please pray for:

  • 3 refresher courses to be provided by Ajaruva and Banage to traditional birth attendants in Ngbur  Health Area (Katanga Health Zone).
  • Second awareness campaign to be organised by HIV/AIDS department in Kambala Health Zone to Community and religious Leaders.
  • The genesis of ‘’OBUSINGE FOUNDATION’’ at IPASC with dozens of members  joining the foundation in order to spread the vision and approaches of late Dr Pat regarding Community Health in rural areas.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Successful Lily Nyamungu’s  data collection on sexual violence issues and fistula  in Logo Health Zone as part of research at Goma University.
  • The IPASC team for commitment to the teaching and outreach work.
  • For the progress made in Jacques Byucinda and Lily Nyamungu’s studies at Goma University.

Please pray for:

  • Follow-up of activities amongst Cooperatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Aru;
  • The return and reintegration of 50 women to their respective communities after fistula surgical repair at Adi Referral Hospital.
  • The Executive Committee

April  2012

 Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities in March as it was planned. Thanks to God for His blessings upon IPASC through the visit of Maman Gill Brown whose stay on the site will be a subject of encouragement all.  Please pray for Abiria and Feni Anastasia for their new tasks at IPASC.

Week 1

Thank God for

  • Taking care of Amedeo and Health Promotion technical team constructing 4 water sources in Kambala Health Zone (100 Km South Aru)
  • Enabling IPASC staff to complete semester report and send it to donors
  • The IPASC financial audit report which was released and sent to donors;
  • 3rd Inspection carried out by the Ministry of High Education (successful)

 Please pray for:

  • Mama Gill’s safe trip back from UK to Aru
  • For IPASC Staff members (Buli and Amuda) invited to Beni (500 Miles South Aru in North Kivu Province) to attend a general assembly on Primary Health Care Promotion Programme (PPSSP).
  • Aru Anglican Diocese for continuous prayer and willingness to support IPASC.

Week 2

Thank God for:

  • Continuous support from donors, friends, churches and parishes.

Please pray for:

  • Surgical repair campaigns at Adi Hospital.
  • Taking care and proving good health to Banage and Ajaruva Pascal while travelling to identify women with fistula despite heat and much dust on Congo roads.
  • University College 3rd year students practical assessment in Bunia, Nizi and Tchomia  Health Zones
  • Joint field research to be carried out by University College students and lecturers in Tchomia Health Zone about worms and community health.
  •  IPASC HIV/AIDS Department staff  to attend a training session in Arua Uganda about antiretroviral drugs and health
  • For Diploma Course students 2 weeks practical assessment about getting statistics of high prevalence diseases in their respective communities

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Active involvement and participation  of Katanga community  in water construction  project  in Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages in Kambala Health Zones (100 Km South Aru)
  • 100 traditional birth attendants who attended a big refresher course organised by the Safe Motherhood department. (fistula prevention)

 Please pray for:

  • 2 refresher courses to be provided by Ajaruva and Banage to traditional birth attendants in Yuku Health Area.
  • Setting of 5 women’s health insurance groups in Kambala.
  • Awareness campaign organised by HIV/AIDS department in Kambala Health Zone secondary schools.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Recent reports from different health Zones in Aru Health District which recognise the impact of IPASC’s good work in providing health centres with child birth kits and refresher courses.
  • The IPASC team for their commitment to the teaching and outreach work.
  • For progress made in Jacques Byucinda’s and Lily Nyamungu’s studies at Goma University.

Please pray for:

  • Follow-up of activities amongst Cooperatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Aru;
  • Continuous refresher course to birth attendants and traditional midwives on  preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in one unreached health area of Aungba Health Zone (75 miles South Aru)

March 2012

Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities in February as it was planned. Thanks to God for His blessings upon IPASC through the  visit of Stuart and Kevin who continue to encourage the staff  and provide  recommendations and directions for a good progress. Please pray for our activities in Kambala Health.

Week 1

Thank God for

  • Mama Gill’s safe trip back home.
  • For IPASC Staff member (Buli)  invited to Kinshasa by the Ministry of health  to talk about IPASC works  and how IPASC runs  Midwifery Section in the Diploma  Course.
  • The government would like to apply IPASC curriculum in all medical schools in Congo…
  • Aru Anglican Diocese Bishop for his continuous prayer and willingness to provide IPASC with spiritual support.

Please pray for:

  • For Stuart and Kevin’s safe  trip back to UK.
  • Diploma Course 4th year class students  taking first semester examination.
  • IPASC University College running Master degree program in Bunia. Pray for visiting professors and senior lecturers providing courses to students.
  • Safe Motherhood Department identifying  women (new cases) with fistula in  Aba, Aungba and Kambala Health Zones before they are carried to Adi Hospital for surgical repair.
  • For IPASC Orphan project writing a new project about specific activities to be carried out next year
  • IPASC Financial audit  report to be released by certified accountants in Kampala and sent to donors.

Week 2

Thank God for

  • Continuous support from donors, friends, churches and parishes.
  • Health and strength to IPASC operational programme staff who are in the field in the South of Aru (100 Km).

Please pray for:

  •  Surgical repair campaigns at Adi Hospital.
  • Bertin Buli’s mission in the Ministry of Health in Kinshasa.
  • Refresher course provided to traditional midwives and qualified birth attendants in Kambala Health Zone (100 Km South Aru) about Mother to child protection.
  •  Amedeo working hard in collaboration with Kambala Community devoted to build 3 water sources for the benefit of  Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages.
  • A big conference to be held at Aru by Banage and Pascal on women emancipation & cultural barriers to health care accessibility on 8th March 2012
  • HIV AIDS Department (Miss Soki)  raising awareness to teenagers in secondary schools  about preventive measures to fight against HIV in Aru and Kambala Health Zones

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Good testimonies from our friends about the community active participation and involvement in water project  in Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages in Kambala Health Zones (100 Km South Aru);

Please pray for:

  • 3 youth (teenagers) focus groups about reproductive health to be set by Pascal in Kambala Health Zone.
  • Setting of 5 women health insurance groups in Kambala.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • Reports from different health Zones in Aru Health District recognising IPASC good work in providing health centres with child birth kits.
  • The IPASC team for their commitment to the teaching and outreach work.

Please pray for:

  • Follow-up of activities  activities amongst Cooperatives of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) in Ingbokolo, Ariwara and Aru
  • The end of refresher course to birth attendants and traditional midwives on  preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission in three unreached health areas of Aungba Health Zone (75 miles South Aru)
  • For Jacques Byucinda and Lily Nyamungu  (IPASC Staff members) taking Master Degree programme at Goma University.

February 2012

 Thanks be to the Lord for enabling IPASC to successfully carry out its activities in January despite an attempt by armed thieves to steal property on IPASC Aru site. Great thanks to the Lord for His protection upon IPASC staff and resources.

Week 1

Thank God for

  • God’s faithfulness to IPASC
  • Fruitful visits of Maman Gill Brown and Stuart backing IPASC in various ways.
  • For the Ministerial order from the Ministry of High Education to allow IPASC University College to start Master Degree Programme.

 Please pray for:

  • Diploma Course students (1st, 2nd and 3rd year class) taking first semester examination.
  • Epidemic disease in Bunia Health District (cholera) and Bunia suburbs
  • Follow up activities organised by IPASC  Diploma Course to supervise 4th year class students practical assessment in Angumu, Aungba, Aru , Ariwara and Adja Health Zones.
  • Discussion groups to be set in secondary sites of Aru Health Zone (in suburbs as well) on reproductive health.
  • Awareness campaign to identify women (new cases) with fistula in  Aungba and Kambala Health Zones.
  • For IPASC Orphan project proposals about setting a project  for income generating activities.

Week 2

Thank God for

  • Continuous support from donors, friends, churches and parishes.
  • Refresher course provided to health professionals about post sexual violence medical assistance in Aungba Health Zone.
  • Refresher course provided to health professionals (birth attendants)  in Aungba Health Zone Referral about Mother to child protection.

Please pray for:

  • IPASC Health promotion raising awareness to villagers and primary school pupils about ‘’washing hands after being in toilet’’ and  how to keep the environment safe and clean in Kambala Health Zone (100 Km South Aru) especially in the dry season when many epidemic diseases can easily arise in our region.
  • IPASC staff concentrated work on proofreading semester report.

Week 3

Thank God for:

  • Community participation and involvement in water project  in Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages in Kambala Health Zones (100 Km South Aru);
  • Water filter donated to IPASC University College in Bunia by a friend in the UK for the benefit of students in an area where cholera epidemic is still devastating.

Please pray for:

  • Financial audit to take place in the middle of February 2012.
  • Continuous refresher course to village health workers on water borne diseases and water source management.
  • Safe Motherhood department activities in Bunia Health District.
  • Lily Nyamungu and Jacques Byucinda studying health and development at Goma University (700 miles South Aru)
  • Second phase of surgical repair to women with fistula in Adi Hospital in the second week of February.

Week 4

Thank God for:

  • For a good collaboration between IPASC and DRCongo Health officials  to set a good strategic plan in order to improve health conditions in North-East of the DRCongo.
  • Community’s good opinion and impression about IPASC activities and projects in the field.

 Please pray for:

  • IPASC HIV/AIDS Department  staff involved in setting additional health insurance groups in 3 health zones  (Aru, Ariwara and Adi)
  • Health and courage for IPASC staff to carry out activities in accordance with new work principles.
  • Two inspections by Ministry of Health in all medical schools in Oriental Province.

January 2012

Thanks be to the Lord for the beginning of a new year despite post electoral violence in certain provinces of the DRCongo.  Please pray for guidance, peace, blessing, necessary wisdom, knowledge and skills to enable IPASC personnel to carry out its activities throughout the year 2012.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Peaceful electoral process in some areas of the DRCongo where IPASC activities are carried out.
  • Nyamungu Lily’ scholarship donated by IPASC partners.
  • Good collaboration between Buta First Aids clinic (Aru suburb) medical personnel and the new first aids management committee
  • Good partnership between IPASC and EED Germany regarding our Phase Project (2011-2014)
  • Successful completion of 4 water source projects for the benefit of Malinga, Oronzii (15 miles South Aru) Health areas in Aru Health Zone.
  • Good work 80% of Diploma Course 4th year students have done on setting  health actions plans to improve for their respective communities.

 Please pray for:

  • Epidemic disease in Bunia Health District (cholera) near Lake Albert. More than 200 cases registered and 20 deaths noted.
  • Continuous Diploma Course 4th year class students practical assessment in Angumu, Aungba, Aru , Ariwara and Adja Health Zones within targeted communities.
  • Discussion groups to be set in Bunia secondary schools (in suburbs as well) on reproductive health.
  • Awareness campaign in identifying women (new cases) with fistula in Bunia, Nizi Aungba and Kambala Health Zones.
  • For challenges faced by IPASC Orphan project.

Week 2

 Thank God for:

  • Continuous good collaboration between IPASC and Arua Hospital AIDS programme as well as Aru Referral Hospital for appropriate medical assistance to Congolese patients in spite of their increasing number every month.
  • Refresher course provided to health professionals about post sexual violence medical assistance in Aru Health Zone.
  • Refresher course provided to health professionals (birth attendants)  at Aru Referral Hospital.

 Please pray for:

  • Amedeo and Abiria raising awareness to villagers and primary school pupils about ‘’washing hands after being in toilet’’ and  how to keep the environment safe and clean in Kambala Health Zone (100 Km South Aru) especially in the dry season when many epidemic diseases can easily arise in our region.
  • Diploma Course first year class students’ practical assessment in their communities for 4 weeks.
  • Diploma Course Physiotherapy section 1st year class students  involved in identifying some people and children living with handicap and disability in Aru town before they are referred to Aru Community Based rehabilitation Centre  (ESMA) for treatment.
  • IPASC staff concentrated work on semester report and strategic plan for the new semester.

 Week 3

 Thank God for:

  • New water project  in Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages in Kambala Health Zones (100 Km South Aru)

Please pray for:

  • Refresher course to village health workers on water borne diseases and water source management.
  • New water project  in Lengbutsi, Rona, Udju and Ngbur  villages in Kambala Health Zones (100 Km South Aru)
  • Safe Motherhood department activities in Bunia Health District.
  • IPASC Safe Motherhood Department to supplying targeted  health structures in Aru  Health District with child birth kits, mattresses and sensitization tools. (2nd Phase)

 Week 4

 Thank God for:

  • For a good collaboration between IPASC and foreign and national partners to improve health conditions in North-East of the DRCongo.

 Please pray for:

  • For Jacques Byucinda’s study at Goma University.
  • Nyamungu Lily’s  Master degree studies to commence in February at Goma University.
  • Intensive theoretical courses for 2nd and 3rd year classes at Diploma Course IPASC.
  • Water project  in Oronzi Health Area (2 water sources)
  • Amedeo and Abiria raising awareness to villagers and primary school pupils about ‘’washing hands after being in toilet’’ and  how to keep the environment safe and clean in (20Km North Aru) especially in this dry season when many epidemic diseases can easily arise in our region.

December 2011

IPASC thanks the Lord for peaceful presidential elections  in DRCongo. Please pray for post electoral security situation in our country.

Week 1

Thank God for:

  • Aru population not involved in violence during electoral campaigns as happened in other parts of Congo.
  • Beginning activities at Buta First Aid clinic (Aru suburb) whose construction was funded by the Mayor of Wirral. The management committee of Buta First Aid clinic has been set as well.
  • Good partnership between IPASC and EED Germany regarding our Phase Project (2011-2014)
  • 3 water source projects in Malinga, Oronzii (15 miles South Aru) and Ndama Health Area (30 miles South Aru in Aungba Health Zone)
  • Successful surgical repair of 24 women who suffered from vesico-vaginal fistula for more than 5 years.
  • Partnership contract to be signed between IPASC and the World Food Programme (WFP) Aru Sub-Office about assistance to PLWA.

 Please pray for:

  • Diploma Course 4th year class students practical assessment in Angumu, Aungba, Aru , Ariwara and Adja Health Zones within targeted communities.
  • Discussion groups to be set in Aru secondary schools (in suburbs as well) on reproductive health.
  • Awareness campaign in identifying women (new cases) with fistula in Aungba and Kambala Health Zones.
  • 4 female orphaned children (assisted by IPASC Orphan project) who have been sexually assaulted and 2 of them impregnated. There are cases of some others chased by host families.

 Week 2

 Thank God for:

  • Continuous good collaboration between IPASC and Arua Hospital AIDS programme as well as Aru Referral Hospital for appropriate medical assistance to Congolese patients in spite of their increasing number.
  • Reproductive health refresher course provided to birth attendants and other health professionals in Kambala Health Zone.

 Please pray for:

  • Amedeo raising awareness to villagers and primary school pupils about ‘’washing hands after being in toilet’’ and how to keep the environment safe and clean.
  • The beginning of the dry season (dusty) which is always the cause of many diseases (even epidemic ones) in Aru Health District.
  • Diploma Course students defending the first part of their action plan in Aru.
  • Diploma Course Physiotherapy section 2nd year class students  involved in identifying some people living with handicap and disability in Aru town before they are referred to Aru Community Based rehabilitation Centre  (ESMA) for treatment.
  • Feni’s new work at IPASC University College in Bunia.

 Week 3

 Thank God for:

  • Progress in manual road upgrading project executed by IPASC and the World Food Programme (Aru Sub-Office) on Ingbokolo-Gbula road to connect outreach villages with Adi Referral Hospital.

 Please pray for:

  • IPASC Interactive radio programs to raise awareness among the community about malnutrition, water-borne diseases, HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Aru Health District.
  • The beginning of IPASC University College Master Degree programme.
  • Safe Motherhood department trying to create more birth insurance groups in Malinga and Alibha Health Areas.
  • IPASC Safe Motherhood Department  to provide targeted health structures in Aru  Health District with child birth kits, mattresses and sensitization tools.

 Week 4

 Thank God for:

  • Reaching the end of the year despite political instability in DRCongo.
  • For good collaboration between IPASC and Aru Community Based Rehabilitation Centre offering its physiotherapy clinic facilities for IPASC Diploma Course Physiotherapy section students’ practical assessment.

 Please pray for:

  • For Jacques’ study at Goma University.
  • Poor parents required to pay school fees for 2 consecutive months before Christmas festive season in all primary and secondary schools in Congo. It is not easy.
  • Peaceful Christmas Holiday for students and IPASC staff.

 November 2011

 IPASC thanks the Lord for the safe trips of Mr Richard William and Ruth (Aru & Bunia, DRCongo). Please pray for peaceful electoral campaigns in DRCongo

 Week 1

 Thank God for:

  • The beginning of a New academic year (2011-2012) at IPASC University College.
  •  New partnership contract signed between IPASC and EED (German Charity) regarding IPASC’s three year project (2011-2014).
  • 3 water sources built in Alibha village (15 miles South of Aru).

 Please pray for:

  • Diploma Course 4th year students internship of 7 month (starting November 2011) in Angumu, Aungba, Aru , Ariwara and Adja Health Zones.
  • Leadership course provided by Richard Williams for the staff of IPASC and Aru Diocese.
  • Ms Ruth Holmann’s training course on research software and sexual health for IPASC University College academic staff and students in Bunia.
  • For Elise: She has been admitted in hospital for typhoid fever.
  • For Wani’s family as his elder brother died and left 4 children fatherless.
  • For Abizo for his new role as the head of IPASC Diploma Course.
  • Peaceful electoral campaign (from 28 Oct to 27 Nov 2011).

 Week 2

 Thank God for:

  • Valuable support of many friends and churches to IPASC for the benefit of vulnerable persons.
  • His guidance to Dr Christina as she is always devoted to help marginalised persons, especially women living with fistula.

 Please pray for:

  • For Amedeo and Abiria as they plan to build 3 water sources in Malinga village
  • For awareness campaigns in primary schools on water-borne diseases in Malinga villages.
  • For Banage and Ajaruva as they are involved in awareness campaigns on fistula and in identifying women living with fistula in Aru, Aungba, Ariwara and Adi Health Zones.
  • Surgical repair of women with fistula at Adi General Hospital.
  • For IPASC’s Safe Motherhood Programme  as they provide refresher courses to midwives and nurses to prevent fistula and other reproductive health problems.
  • Delivering child birth kits and mattresses to health centres in Aru Health Zone.

 Week 3

 Thank God for:

  • Good collaboration between IPASC and Arua Hospital AIDS programme for appropriate medical assistance to Congolese patients in spite of their increasing number (20% of the patients treated in Arua Hospital are Congolese).
  • Good joint manual road upgrading project being executed by IPASC and the World Food Programme (Aru Sub-Office) on Ingbokolo-Gbula road. Now more and more people can have access to medical treatment at Adi Hospital as poor roads are being upgraded.

 Please pray for:

  • IPASC Interactive radio programmes to raise awareness among the community about malnutrition, water-borne diseases, HIV/AIDS and Malaria in Aru Health District.
  • For IPASC University College getting ready to commence Master Degree programme.
  • For IPASC Safe Motherhood Programme striving to initiate women’s groups for health insurance schemes in Malinga and Alibha Health Areas.
  • For the increasing number of volunteers coming for HIV Test from different areas since our VCT building was completed and equipped.
  • Amedeo raising awareness of people in villages on  how to keep the environment safe and clean.

 Week 4

 Thank God for:

  • For Aru PLWA active involvement in income generating activities (sewing, raising cattle) to reduce their dependence.
  • For a good collaboration between IPASC Diploma Course and Aru School for the Deaf (ESMA) for providing its physiotherapy clinic facilities for student practical assessment.
  • Please pray for:
  • Peaceful presidential and legislative elections in DRCongo on 28
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  • Nov.2011. May God bless Congo and its new leaders.
  • Fundraising campaign among neighbouring communities to generate funds for Buta Health Centre built by IPASC and the former Mayor of Wirral.
  • For Jacques Byucinda’s study at Goma University (700 miles south Aru). Please pray for his family too as they have to adapt to new lifestyle in this part of the country.
  • Partnership contract to be signed between IPASC and the World Food Programme (WFP) Aru Sub-Office about food assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA).

 October 2011

Thanks be to God for 100% success of our Diploma Course students in the National Final Test organised by the Ministry of health of the DRCongo and for the graduation ceremony organised by Aru Health District for  all medical schools on the IPASC site.

 Week 1

  • Pray for peaceful electoral process in the DRCongo.
  • Please pray for Elias’s family after the death of his elder brother in Kampala (on 23 Sept).
  • Let us pray for Unega whose elder brother died (30 Sept).
  • Thanks to God for the beginning of the new school year at IPASC Diploma Course (36 students in 1st year class).
  • Pray for fresh Diploma Course students who have come from Northern  regions so that they can get accustomed with the climate in Aru.
  • Pray for Mr Jacques’s MA study  at Goma University and his family (former Diploma Course Principal).
  • Thanks to God for Abizo completing his studies in Paediatrics.

 Week 2

  • Pray for preparation of new academic year at IPASC University College.
  • Please pray for the beginning of 4th Year Diploma Course students’ 6 months placement in Health Centres and Communities.
  • Thanks to God for successful surgical repair to 82 women who suffered from vesico-vaginal fistula at Adi Hospital.
  • Please pray for 15 others whose surgical repair was not successfully done due to some complications and needs to be done again.
  • Pray for safe water project for Simbiliabo Campus (IPASC Bunia).
  • Pray for Abizo as he has been chosen by Executive Committee as new Head of the Diploma Course.
  • Pray for Mr Logo and Pascal Ajaruva who have been appointed  IPASC Diploma Course practical assessment field monitors.

 Week 3

  • Praise to God for refresher course provided to village health workers in Alibha  Health Area (17 Km South Aru Health Zone).
  • Pray for the integration of women who underwent vesico-vaginal fistula surgical repair in their respective communities.
  • Pray for Alibha Community involved in collecting stones for the construction of their water sources by IPASC.
  • Thanks to God for continuous good collaboration between IPASC and Médécins Sans Frontières France (Arua, Uganda Branch) in providing Congolese people Living with HIV with antiretroviral drugs at Arua Hospital AIDS Programme (AHAP).
  • Thanks to God for a good progress in Food Distribution Project to people living with HIV in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) Aru Office.

 Week 4

  • Please pray for the visit of Ruth Holman  at IPASC and for the course on a computer software for data processing (beginning of November).
  • Pray for the visit of Mr Richard William at IPASC (Aru) (beginning of November).
  • Please pray for IPASC University College Master Degree programme in Community Health to commence  in Bunia in December 2011.
  • Please pray for preparation of IPASC General Assembly to take place at the beginning of November.
  • Pray for the launch of Mother-to-Child Transmission Prevention programme at Ondolea Health Centre.
  • Pray for IPASC new attempts to get new  partnerships with other health organisations.

 August

IPASC thanks the Lord for peace in areas where its activities are being carried out and for the beginning of the new phase VII project

 Week 1

Thank God for:

  • IPASC Diploma course students (Community Health Section) who successfully passed their national test (80% success) which was published by the Ministry of Health
  • 75% of University students who successfully defended their theses
  • Food distribution to People Living with HIV/AIDS in Aru, Biringi, Ariwara and Ingbokolo according to the new project
  • Please pray for:
  • Necessary funds for IPASC Phase VII project
  • Graduation ceremony to take place on the 4th August 2011 at the University College
  • Fistula repair campaign and surgery in Adi Hospital starting in  August 2011
  • Financial audit of IPASC Phase VI project
  • 2nd Admission test for the recruitment of new candidates for the Diploma Course for the coming  school year
  • For the new action plan of wives of IPASC among vulnerable orphans

 Week 2

 Thank God for:

  • Valuable support of many friends and churches to IPASC for the benefit of vulnerable people.
  • Good collaboration between IPASC and Arua Hospital AIDS programme for appropriate medical assistance to Congolese patients in spite of their increasing number.
  • His guidance to Dr Christine Dewind at Rwankole Hospital (Bunia Health Zone) during surgical repair to 25 women (our beneficiaries) who suffered from fistula for many years.

 Please pray for:

  • IPASC team and their commitment to outreach work of IPASC.
  • The increasing number of volunteers coming for HIV Test from different areas since our VCT has been equipped and there is much to do for a limited number of IPASC staff
  • Amedeo and Kisembo who are attending a two week refresher course organised by UNICEF (Bunia Office) to all partners on safe water source building and how to keep the environment safe and clean.
  • The return of 25 women  to their respective villages in Kambala and Aungba Health Zones (100 Km South Aru)  after their vesico-vaginal fistula has been repaired through surgery (in Bunia)

 Week 3

 Thank God for:

  • Completion of water source building in Ondolea village (12 Km North Aru)
  • Completion of water source building for the benefit of BUTA Community (3 Km from Aru)
  • Please pray for:
  • IPASC trying to curb malnutrition problems in kindergartens and primary schools through its new food assistance project to pupils in Mahagi Territory (100 Km South) in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) Aru Office
  • IPASC Project to start  with interactive radio programs to raise awareness among the community about malnutrition, water-borne diseases and Malaria in Aru Health Zone

 Week 4

 Thank God for:

  • For providing a motorcycle to IPASC HIV/AIDS Support Group(Aru)  for home visits  among beneficiaries and  follow-up of other activities
  • For PLWA active involvement in income generating activities (sewing, raising cattle) in Ariwara and Ingbokolo support groups.

 Please pray for:

  • The beginning of a  joint project (World Food Programme & IPASC) and the local community to upgrade (mend) a local road in the area around Ingbokolo rural area which will enable many people to have access to medical care at Adi Hospital
  • University College students preparing second  session test

 

 

 

Week 1

 

Thank God for

-Taking care of Amedeo and Health Promotion technical team constructing 4 water sources in Kambala Health Zone (100 Km South Aru)

-Enabling IPASC staff to complete semester report and send it to donors

-The IPASC financial audit report which was released and sent to donors;

– 3rd Inspection carried out by the Ministry of High Education (successful)

 

Please pray for:

-Mama Gill’s safe trip back from UK to Aru 

-For IPASC Staff members (Buli and Amuda) invited to Beni (500 Miles South Aru in North Kivu Province) to attend a general assembly on Primary Health Care Promotion Programme (PPSSP).

-Aru Anglican Diocese for continuous prayer and willingness to support IPASC.