Change A Life Uganda Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
Join the fun - African themed activities, soccer games, live Auction, pony rides, paper bead jewelry making, water jug races. Come be inspired by Fr. Lawrence as he provide us with an update on how lives are changing because of Change A Life Uganda's help with education, health care and income generating activities. Help us with Quarters for Water to bring clean water to our school and health center. You can make a difference in a child's life. Link for tickets to be posted on website in near future.
When & Where
Change A Life Uganda
Father Lawrence Kizito Kimbowa, along with Jean Semler and David Thelen, founded ChangeALife Uganda in 2007. The inspiration behind our organization was Father Lawrence’s own experience as a child. He is dedicated to giving the children of his home country the rare opportunity he was given as a child–an education and a chance to make a difference.
Education is the cornerstone of our mission: We provide education for children through school-based programs. We also reach out to their families to help them become self-sufficient through income-generating projects and access to quality healthcare.
Half of Uganda’s population is under 15 years old. Many children have lost either one or both parents to HIV/AIDS and for most, a quality education is not an option. Our goal is to put an end to this cycle of hardship, poverty and inadequate healthcare, but we need your help.
Our children come from families who have been devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Besides HIV/AIDS, families must deal with other health concerns including tuberculosis, malaria, diarrhea, and typhoid. Currently, the Migyera Health Center provides minimal services to a population of 5,000. Nabbingo has a cramped, resource limited health center which serves a community of 32,000. Our dream is to put an end to our children becoming orphaned because their parents succumbed to the deadly AIDS virus. Many of our parents are now painfully sick and without medication are in danger of dying or progressing to the advanced stages of AIDS.