Every year since 2007 Sylvia’s Children has put on a Christmas party for the children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Uganda, Africa. We raise the money in July because the total we need to generate is $15,000 and it needs to be in Uganda by mid-September so the owner of the school can buy the presents locally … this way your contribution not only makes a child happy, you are contributing to the economic vitality of the country.
This year it is particularly important that the children get their Christmas party and presents (usually these are the only presents they get) because they have been out of school for four months because of CoVid19 and it is anticipated it will be at least August before they can go back. Usually they have term breaks (scheduled around the rainy season) one month in August and two+ months during the Christmas season. They won’t have that this year. (It was easy for American children … who have electricity and the Internet … to keep up their school work. 95% of homes in our village have neither electricity nor running water so there was no way for the children to keep up-to-date on their lessons.)
We make it easy to donate! Just use the form below. I hope you can find it in your hearts to make this Christmas merry for Sylvia’s Children … their joy becomes your joy!
Thank you in advance for your gift and may your year be joyous!
– Sylvia Allen