I can’t believe 2018 is almost over. And what a year it’s been for Shule and our kids! Thank you for playing a big part in changing the lives of so many children who otherwise would be forgotten. This year, your support has helped us: – Maintain our programs at our skills training center in Kisneyi Slum, along with our outreaches in Mbale, making a difference in the lives of hundreds of… Read More
Can you believe it’s been one year since we first opened the doors of Shule’s first transitional home in Uganda? Neither can we. But in the last 12 months, we’ve made incredible progress in helping street children take the first steps toward a brighter future – and it’s all thanks to generous supporters like you! Here’s a look at our first year.
I witnessed something that reminded me of the public service marketing slogan, “A mind is terrible thing to waste,” which was adopted by the United Negro College Fund in 1972. The brilliance of the campaign at the time was that these seven words helped change the “public perception of young black men in the media from angry, troubled and dangerous to being thought of as minds; encouraging respect rather than indignation or… Read More
In January 2015, I was invited by Dr. Susan Gazda, co-founder of Hope for Humans, to tag along with her and her camera crew, led by Tiff Gravel, while they filmed a documentary on Nodding Syndrome.* Having followed the plight of the Invisible Children, I was curious and eager to visit Northern Uganda, to see for myself and learn more about the war between the Lord Resistance Army and President Yoweri Museveni…. Read More
Dear FLOTUS, I recently watched your video, Go to College, and it made me wonder, “Why would the First Lady of the United States use her celebrity and influence to promote something that for so many young people around the globe is not option? What I mean by not being “an option” is: (1) the epidemic of failing educational systems that can be found in many countries around the world including our own,… Read More