I'm pleased to introduce you to the rest of the Strings for Uganda team. They have been preparing for their trip to St. Mary Kevin Orphanage for over a year now. They can hardly wait to get there, and I know some children who can hardly wait to get their hands on some little violins!
Amaya is a 7th grader in Blue Springs, Missouri and is currently involved in Girl Scouts, Honors Choir, Orchestra, piano and violin lessons and a local music ensemble group. While Amaya is not in school or engaged in other activities, she likes to read, watch TV and talk with friends. Amaya is interested in going to Uganda because she "hopes to appreciate what she has and to understand that many people in the world live without basic necessities." She also "hopes to not be as picky when it comes to food."
Hannah Ho is a 5th grade teacher, National Junior Honor Society Advisor and Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator at Allen Village Charter School in Kansas City, Missouri. Hannah holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with 15 years experience as a violinist, and five years as a pianist. Hannah says, “As an educator and musician I find myself trying to integrate both these aspects of my life on a daily basis. I only hope that I can bring this gift and share it with others. I hope that by working with Change the Truth I will be able to take away just as much as I can give to the organization.”
Lindsey Weaver is a PhD student in the Therapeutic Science program at the University of Kansas-Medical Center, where she also is a graduate research assistant in their Center for Child Health and Development. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Missouri and UMKC. Lindsey has over nine years of experience in Special Education, and is an area consultant, specializing in program development. Outside of work and studying, Lindsey enjoys playing soccer and spending time with friends and family. In Uganda, Lindsey hopes to "enrich the lives of children through experiences of joy and freedom, creating sustainable outcomes through music."