In January of 2014 during our second mission trip, Dr. Sarju, one of the doctors we were hosting challenged us to think more about our mission to the rural Catholic health centers in Uganda: “We are only here for 5 days out of the 365 days of the year. What difference does it make? After we have gone, who is going to take care of the people?” This was the doctor’s concern. This concern drove CHIU to think of how we can empower the local people to take informed charge of their lives. This project would also empower the health centers’ staffs to obtain more skills to care for their patients. This is the education project of CHIU.
To supplement the work that our mission trips do, CHIU supports the education of the communities, particularly in the areas of disease and disease prevention. CHIU also assists these health centers in attracting well-trained medical personnel.