Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Children's Remand Facility in Uganda Africa
A teenager watches others play at a children’s remand facility in Uganda

As soon as I read the topic for this week’s photo challenge I immediately thought about several images I took at these so-called remand homes in Uganda (to read more details and see more photos go to these two posts They are Hidden but Not Forgotten and The Challenge of Being Salt and Light in the Darkness). These two images presented here for this week’s post were taken 24 hours apart from each other at two completely different areas in Uganda hours away from each other, at a place defined by solitary from the rest of the world. The desperation for children who sometimes get stuck in here for years ranges from joy in just being alive to actually dying from malnutrition.

There is a missional group called Sixty Feet who have a team on the ground there 24/7, and they do some fantastic work over there with these kids. Since these images were taken, Cornerstone Church has sent several teams to visit these facilities to try to provide a little hope to those who find themselves in this situation. We have another team leaving this coming Tuesday (see updates on this blog) with plans for several more teams over the next six months.

As a part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge on Solitary I would challenge everyone to take a look at Sixty Feet and just see what they are doing in Uganda. Even if you have no intention of partnering with this group at all, just check out what they are doing in Uganda and make yourself aware of what life is like for some of these children. They are in a desperate situation, but many had more joy than I’ve seen anywhere else in the world within the most unimaginable situations.

Children's Remand Facility in Uganda Africa
Child looks on at a children’s remand facility in Uganda

13 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary”

  1. Wow, the color scheme is unbelievable. Captured the idea brilliantly, I thought.

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  2. I can’t stop looking at both of these images. Thank you for sharing them, and the story behind them.

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  3. Solitary…indeed. Your blog posts are powerful.

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  4. Brilliant photos and the story they are telling. Thank you!

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  6. incredibly powerful and poignant images

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  8. As there hasn’t been a new WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge so far this week, perhaps you’d like to join in the Weekly Travel Theme http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/ xxx Ailsa

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  9. I was in Uganda this past summer, and it brings me SUCH joy to see the way someone else sees that country through the lens! Love the photographs.

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    1. thanks so much, it was certainly an incredible experience

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