It’s hard to believe it is already July! We are loving the summer, and have certainly been busy with exciting things!
June was a fun month for fundraisers – the Medicine Hat Chapter hosted their first ever Hues for Humanity
event, as well as the Drive the Wagon golf tournament
. Both events were a success, and between them raised enough funds to feed 50 students one hot meal a day for a year at our Education Support Centers.
We are looking forward to holding our next Hues for Humanity event in Virginia this fall!
We took a great group of students from Okanagan College to both Ethiopia and Malawi in May. It was a wonderful trip, full of great experiences!
The team was able to do medicals, and provide the community clinics in rural areas, as well as introduce some local children to Frisbee – a game they had never seen before!
We have just released the 2016 Schedule of Expeditions – take a look below!
Education is more than what you learn at school. Our new education support center will have extra-curricular programs
for the students – music clubs, drama, reading, soccer, poetry, art, and whatever else the students are interested in. Fill their future
with all the things they hope for.
The Education Support Center isn’t just for the children – it’s for their whole family at home. Support
education and information programs for the student’s guardians, such as entrepreneurial skills, hygiene, and money management sessions, to help improve every aspect of a child’s life. Fill their home
with hope, and a better future.
We have 50 new students
in our Education Support Center in Lira
. Provide medical support
for them – including an annual check-up, and ongoing care for immediate medical needs.
Our Education Support Center in Lira, Uganda needs tables, chairs and bookshelves – fill a classroom with the furniture it needs, so students have a place to do their homework!
Help our students stay in school – fill up their school by providing their tuition fees
for a year. $30
will cover their annual tuition.
Part of our program model
is that every student enrolled in the Education Support Center receives a hot meal every day. $200
will provide their food every day for a year, and a plate to eat it on. Fill a plate
full of food in Uganda!
Our new Education Support Center in Lira is starting to fill up with supplies and needed items for the students. Help us put books
in their library – let’s fill it up! $40
will add about 10 books to their collection, so help the library shelves fill up!
We are working hard to get everything we need for the new center in Lira – see how you can help with backpacks
, school supplies
, and food
There are still a lot of items to fill – so share with your friends, and help us keep 50 children in school in Lira
Our Lira, Uganda Education Support Center is getting prepared for 50 new students in the fall.
Help us fill a backpack
for every child with a school uniform, shoes, a hygiene kit, and of course the backpack itself. $150
goes a long way in Lira.
Dan Alger and Lyndon Grunewald (Executive Director of Canadian Humanitarian and Kids Hope Ethiopia) visited the Foresight Fathers and Students in Kersa and Turge in February. Check out a few of their favourite pictures
from the trip!
With Kids Hope Ethiopia expanding and opening new programs, we are excited to announce that our expeditions are changing
Expedition volunteers can now travel
to one, two or all three of the countries we work in: Ethiopia, Uganda, and Malawi. For more information, or to start an application, contact Deb
Another exciting announcement is that this fall, a new education support center will be opening in Lira
Help us fill up the center! We need books
, school supplies
, and food
to stock the new education support center and give children the tools they need to reach their potential!
Highlights From This Quarter
We are having an amazing year so far with two expeditions
to Ethiopia, and summertime on its way. Check out our favourite blog posts from the past couple months:
Guest Blog Post by Shelley Van B (expedition volunteer)
Global Youth Citizen Award
22 Children in 22 Days
Making a Difference
Scholarship Update: Eyerusalem
Come find us on facebook
, and linkedin
We are opening a new Education Support Center in Lira
, Uganda this fall, and we are thrilled! There will be 50 children in the program, who will receive a hot meal a day, after-school tutoring, and tuition support, as well as much more
Help us get their Support Center filled and ready for them by filling up a desk
– with notebooks, pencils, geometry sets, paper, and any other school supplies they need. Each set of supplies only costs $60
– so share with your friends and help us fill all 50 desks with supplies for the students!
A new Education Support Center and Program will be opening in Lira
, Uganda this fall. We couldn’t be more excited! 50 children in Lira will be enrolled in the center, and will have the opportunity to stay in school, receive educational support that they need, as well as medical support, a hot meal every day, and extra tutorial help with their school work.
We want to fill up the Education Center with everything it needs: books
, hygiene kits
, school uniforms
, pay their tuition fees
, and provide food
for the hot meal program. You can donate one item for one child, or as many of each as you would like! You can also make a general donation
towards the new center at any amount.
Help us Fill it Up in Uganda, and get our Lira Education Support Center off to a full start!