Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The Change the Truth fund has made its first grant. Six children who cannot afford secondary school tuition will share our initial gift. These young people, who range in age from 13 to 15 years old, are:
The fees for secondary school in the Kampala area are $95.00 per term, and there are three terms per school year. These kids want to beat the odds that are stacked against them and are so happy that we’ll be able help them fulfill their dreams. I hope to be able to post something on the blog written by these six students in the near future. You will realize then just how excited and appreciative these girls and boys are.
There are many more at the orphanage who would like to further their education once they have finished their classes at St. Mary Kevin’s. For the younger kids, there are books to buy and classroom supplies to provide. On a more basic level, there are bed sheets that are needed for comfort at night, food and clothing that are needed just to get through the day. There is much more for us to do. If you have not already done so, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the fund. Make your check payable to the Change the Truth Fund and mail it to the Jewish Community Foundation, 5801 West 115th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66211. It takes just a little to help a lot.