Accomplishments

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  • established 3 village community groups
  • over 170 children sponsored within 3 groups
  • developed model of how to implement programs in future villages
  • Over $750,000 of paper beads and other crafts sold since inception
  • Sponsored leadership and business training, English and literacy courses, computer training, bead-making classes, and tailoring instruction
  • Instituted internal revolving micro-loan fund for our 3 beader groups
  • Partnered with the community in the development of a parent primary school in northern Uganda with over 350 students from Nursery to P-6
  • Began a Girls’ Education Initiative to help keep P-5 to P-7 girls in school – over 50 girls are now in this program
  • Formed HIV/Aids support group
  • Established scholarship program for high achieving beaders’ children to attend vocational school/university