I don’t know if anyone reads this blog anymore Most of those who were part, or wanted to be part, of the sponsorship program at CUS got tired of all the trouble and stopped caring, or paying attention. I almost did too. We’ve gone back and forth with different people handling the program, different ways of doing the program. We were lucky to have a few great, honest supporters like Plant-a-Book and AYA, but then of course several of us got burned when other people turned out to be less than honest.
But regardless of what we have thought, or gone through with this program, there’s one thing that has remained a constant. Hellen. Hellen is still over there, in Uganda, trying desperately to run a school to save a handful of children from the pitiful futures they face. The less than honest people we have encountered have quite literally taken food out of those kids mouths. And yet still Hellen has to face it every day. Most recently she has had to deal with it all alone.
My wish has always been that a larger organization would step in and help out, handle donations, run the sponsorship program. Now I’ve received my wish. I was contacted by a young woman who runs a successful program in he Dominican Republic. She is affiliated with a group called Grassroots Schools Global Affiliates. They support educational initiatives around the world and they have agreed to take CUS under their wing. There are some rather strict requirements in order to qualify for this group, but Hellen is working hard to fulfill them.
So, the question is…are you in? Are you willing to take a leap of faith and try to help get this school on its feet? We have a way to go, but we plan to take it slow and steady. We will be offering sponsorships at $120 annually but will also accept donations of any sort. A full plan will be put together and will be posted a bit at a time. For nor now, please let me know if you are interested. The email button here still works and I will do my best to respond as quickly a possible. For further info on the Grassroots Schools, click the link on the right side and it will take you there. Thanks for your support.