Michael and Opio both recently completed Senior 6 at St. Henry Senior Secondary school in Kampala. They were sponsored by The Ssubi Foundation from S1 and P7 respectively. Now they are back home and helping out at Lela Obaro Primary School until they figure out what to do next.
The container of large outdoor playground equipment is now in Gulu and has been unloaded into the Canada Building. Looks like the guys had fun while unloading!!
ANYIM “CRAFT THE FUTURE” is a Community-Based Organization (CBO) registered in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The CBO was created by a small group of university students who volunteered in Northern Uganda in the summer of 2009. Moved by the resilience and strength of the Acholi community, ANYIM volunteers came together in order to continue partaking in the recovery process of this war-torn region through educational and income-generation initiatives.
ANYIM’s income generating project currently assists a group of women to increase the livelihoods of their families by purchasing their fair-trade and handmade jewellery made out of recycled paper. Committed to find markets in Montreal, the volunteers regularly participate in local craft sales to fundraise for different educational initiatives.
More than 80% of the profits from the bead sales in Canada are re-invested in different educational initiatives. Since 2009, ANYIM has donated 14 bookshelves and subsidized over 80 large bookshelves to schools in Northern Uganda.
This year, ANYIM donated $1000 to The Ssubi Foundation. Why? The director of ANYIM volunteered for The Ssubi Foundation in August 2009. Her experience with Ssubi had such a profound impact on her that it motivated her to create her own CBO so she and other volunteers could assist schools in the regions. ANYIM is confident that the money donated to The Ssubi Foundation will be used efficiently and diligently.
Thank you Ssubi Foundation for your continue efforts in enhancing the educational experience of thousands of students in Northern Uganda!!
Check out this really inspiring TED talk by Dan Pallotta, who challenges our current thinking on charities. “The nonprofit sector is critical to our dream of changing the world. Yet there is no greater injustice than the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. One gets to feast on marketing, risk-taking, capital and financial incentive, the other is sentenced to begging.” This economic starvation of our nonprofits is why he believes we are not moving the needle on great social problems.
Sasha was kind enough to attend our 2013 fundraiser and take photos of the event- thank you. You can view the photos on our flicker site:
We are thrilled to announce that the container carrying the large outdoor playground equipment is about to leave the port in Mombasa Kenya for Gulu Uganda. Special thanks to Dusman Okee for working miracles in Uganda (we have come to expect nothing less), Mary Tidlund Foundation and Emmanuel Foundation for their guidance and help in move this initiative forward.
If you missed the fundraiser last Thursday and did not see the latest video made for The Ssubi Foundation by Judy Gabriel of Hotbiz Media here is your chance…. http://youtu.be/rRFCpVUfqy0
Ssubi Foundation co-founder Phillip Ndugga was recently interviewed on CTV. You can watch it here
Only two days to go until our big fundraiser at Gerry Thomas Art Gallery on Thursday April 18th from 5:30 to 11:00pm. Please join us. Four beautiful oil paintings from northern Uganda will be auctioned off. They were painted by grade 6 students from Lela Obaro Primary School in Gulu District Uganda with the help of professional artists. For many of the students it was their first time painting:)