Monday, November 26, 2007
Mobilization for Uganda
It is nice to hear about benefactors and their selfless charity, and it's nicer to hear when the benefactors are children. Five elementary schools throughout NYC have come up with creative ways to raise funds for children to have an education in the Rakai district of Uganda. The region has a lot of orphans due to the AIDS pandemic, most of whom are forced to drop out because of lack of funds. NYC students have raised $16,000 to give the children in Rakai a chance at an education, as well as clothes, shoes, books, and other scholastic materials. Authorities in Uganda plan to use the money to build school houses with furniture, buy textbooks, and pay teachers to provided education for many children.It is truely an inspiration and pleasure to see young children in action for a good cause.