Philip was surprised tonight with a generous donation to The Ssubi Foundation from his Kickboxing class at Heavens Fitness. To all of you in the kickboxing class we say a heart felt thank you! I know Philip feels lucky to have such great people to torture, I mean train;)
Join us for an evening of entertainment to support The Ssubi Foundation. The foundation is pleased to announce a Fundraiser event on Thursday, April 18 th 2013 from 5:30-11:00pm. This year we have a live auction, balloon raffle, good eats, wine and dancers for entertainment. The event is being held at Gerry Thomas Art Gallery at 603 11 Ave SW. Please click here to purchase tickets on-line or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The employees of Village Honda raised $720 for the Ssubi Foundation over the past 10 days. The employees purchased raffle tickets with the prize being a pair of hockey tickets to the Flames vs Canucks game this Sunday, and all proceeds are going to the Ssubi Foundation! Thank you Village Honda for your continued support.
A few weeks back, Philip and our resident videographer Judy G. (HotBiz Media) made their way to Sherwood Park Alberta, the head quarters of the Emmanuel Foundations Play It Forward Program. They were greeted by a group of dedicated volunteers whom had shown up to load a container headed for Uganda with 2 large outdoor playgrounds. Apparently it was very cold and hard work, but they got it done and we are very appreciative of their efforts. We also salute the Mary Tidlund Foundation for their support of the Play it Forward Program.
Mwanda Bosco, was the lead construction engineer for The Ssubi Foundation for the last seven years. It is with great sadness that we inform you that he passed away in a tragic accident last week.
The entire Ssubi team is forever great full to Mwanda and his team for the role they have played in building schools in Uganda. They set an unprecedented speed for construction and quality of work that will be difficult to replicate, but we now know is possible!
Mwanda was an honest, unassuming hard working man who was strongly liked by his employees, we can only try to imagine what a loss this is to the Ugandan community as a whole. Our sympathies to his wife and children, may peace be with you.
This summer The Ssubi Foundation in partnership with The Mary Tidlund Foundation and The Emmanuel Foundation will be installing two large outdoor playgrounds at Lela Obaro and Palenga Primary Schools in Gulu District, Northern Uganda. The “Play it Forward Program” developed by The Emmanuel Foundation of Sherwood Alberta recycles large outdoor playgrounds, transports them to developing countries and helps safely install them on site with local support. We can only image the excitement the installation of the playgrounds will cause with the students, we will be sure to take pictures. Currently we think the biggest challenge will be keeping children off of the playground while it is being built.
The Ssubi Foundation would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and thank you for your support. The foundation has achieved many successes in improving educational opportunities for thousands of children in Uganda, East Africa. The foundation would like to send a special thank you to a few of you whom have been with us for seven years now. Dusman Okee has been our Director of Operations in Uganda for the past seven years and Village Honda and Greg Turnbull continue to provide core funding to the foundation. We have great volunteers and we appreciate you all. Imagine- three of you have donated countless hours for seven straight years, Samantha Managh (blog and newsletter), Ken Sanderson (website) and Carla Klassen of Clay Graphic Design (graphic design website, newsletter, photo books, promotional material).
The Ssubi Foundations Christmas eNews is out. You can read it here.
Check out some of the projects the foundation will be working on next year.
Dusman, Evelyn and Jonny recently visited Teddie Primary School in Amuru District. They found the parents on site making bricks for a classroom they are working on building. The foundation continues to be impressed with the efforts of improve the leaning environment for the their children. We are exploring the possibility of building classrooms and latrines for Teddie Primary School with Amuru District officials and current school administration.