The Ssubi Foundation board of directors was thrilled to have dinner this week with the Ugandan Ambassador to Canada. He has recently returned from Uganda where he visited some of the The Ssubi Foundations projects in Northern Uganda.
Archive for March, 2011
Heavens fitness is offering a fitness class geared toward getting your booty in shape for the 3rd Annual Bootyfest Event to be held at Big Rock Brewery on May 28th. The fitness class is offered every Thursday night at 7:30pm at Heavens and is a high energy class taught by Philip and Jess. There is still room to drop in if you dare. The first class was a great success, special thanks to DJ Wes, Frankie, Karla from Big Rock and Lulu Lemon for making this a fun first session with music and door prizes.
Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Habitat presents a very special edition of Aura…
AURA FOR AFRICA
A Ssubi Foundation Fundraiser: A Calgary-based foundation dedicated to building infrastructure and providing education materials for children in Uganda. With DJ’s Wes Straub, Jordan Kazsuba, Rob Curtis and Jon Meyer (playing everything from deep house to progressive to deep trance).
$10 COVER AT THE DOOR – all proceeds to Ssubi
ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE – An entry to win awesome prizes from Calgary’s best yoga outfitters (we can’t say who on the promo, but you can probably guess quite easily. Find out who at the door).
FIRST 50 ENTRANTS RECEIVE – An Aura Promo CD.
Dusman recently returned from Gulu, where he was busy transporting Opio, Michael, Carol and Dan to secondary schools. Dan is a new sponsorship child for The Ssubi Foundation. He was a student at Lela Obaro Primary School and worked as a laborer on Ssubi projects at Lela Obaro and Palenga Primary School. To impress upon the Foundation how serious he was about attending secondary school he repeated Primary seven at Lela Obaro to keep his mind active, provided Dusman with an application to a secondary school and had his parents meet Dusman to ensure us they wanted him to be in school but could not afford to send him. He received second class status (this is a good grade for Northern Uganda, there were no first classes this year at Lela Obaro) and was accepted into Gulu High Secondary School. Isn’t it incredible what some kids have to do to be able to attend high school. We wish you good studies Dan.
The Ssubi Foundation would like to thank Carolyn Best, Heavens Fitness and ATCO for your support. ATCO has an Employees Participating in Communities Program (EPIC) where they match an employees donation to a Canadian charity. Carolyn teamed up with Heavens Fitness and offered an spin class to ATCO emplyees with all proceeds donated to The Ssubi Foundation. ATCO’s EPIC program provided a 100% matched to Carolyn’s donation. Now that’s innovation.
Both Opio and Michael passed Uganda Certificate of Education (National Exams) in secondary 4 (grade 10) to advance to Secondary 5. Both will be attending Sir Samuel Baker High School in Gulu Town. Only 12% of high school aged children are attending school in Northern Uganda. Both Opio and Michael came from internally displaced refugee camp schools and we are so pleased with their continued efforts and the importance they have placed on education. They are both taking science based program including physics, mathematics, economics and agriculture. Good luck boys.
The Ssubi Foundation would like the thank the team at Crowfoot Village Honda for their continued support. Village Honda not only continues to be one of our core supporters over the last five years but they have also contributed valuable time and energy to help make the foundation’s annual fundraiser a success. We greatly appreciate their generosity. We would also like to thank their staff for donating the proceeds of an auction for Flames Heritage Classic Tickets to The Ssubi Foundation. And maybe we feel a little sorry for whoever won them and had to endure the wonderful classic Calgary weather