Join Alyssa in support of [SOUP]’s Secure Education in Uganda Campaign

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$189 from 5 donors 1 update $250 goal

What is the [SOUP] and the [SOUP]‘s Secure Education Campaign?
The [SOUP] is a non-profit organization started by college student Brin Enterkin that aims to meet the basic needs and provide quality education for a group of vulnerable children in rural Uganda. The [SOUP] has implemented a Secure Education Campaign That is striving to achieve two goals: 1) to build a new classroom in the [SOUP] school that will accommodate 30+ more children each year and 2) to build a security fence around the entire campus, ensuring the utmost safety for the 250+ children in our care.
How does it work?
Individual [SOUP] champions (like you!) tap into their personal networks to raise funds for the [SOUP] so, the [SOUP] can help the African community flourish through programs like the Secure Education Campaign. Create a fundraising page and become a change-maker!
Why participate?
By participating, you are giving the [SOUP] children the opportunity to receive an education in a safe-environment which is something most of us have taken for granted in our lives.

Thanks to...

Dec 9
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Casey made a $20 contribution
Dec 8
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Brooke made a $9 contribution
Dec 4
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Lincoln made a $100 contribution
Nov 14
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Margaret made a $50 contribution
Nov 11
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Alyssa made a $10 contribution

Help us create a safe environment to expand the [SOUP]'s school!

The Sponsorship of Orphans in Uganda Project [SOUP] was started to build a better future for the children of Uganda, and today, I am looking to further achieve that goal. Help us build a better equipped and more secure learning environment for these children, so they can have access to the knowledge and tools they need to help build and protect their community.

By donating, you help improve the school’s current carrying capacity and quality of learning, allowing more students to partake in the education programs. You also help protect the students by assisting the [SOUP] in building a new security fence around the facility, to ensure that the parents can send their kids to school without having to worry about their child’s safety.

By helping me meet my goal of raising $250, you equip a child in Uganda with the freedom to learn, question, and understand the world around them in a way they have never experienced before.

We are Small (sent November 21)

Brin Enterkin, the founder of the African [SOUP], invited me to join the volunteer team during my sophomore year of college. I remember that first meeting: In Abby’s dorm, all lit up for Christmas, with a small group of dedicated team members exchanging ideas. I’ve always been painfully shy in new environments and I don’t think I said more than a few whispered sentences, but the team were still enthusiastic about my ideas.

I left that first meeting feeling like I–at 5’2″ and hardly more than a kid–could change the world.

But even then, I struggle with apathy. Even then, sometimes I catch myself thinking: It’s just a fence. It’s just a classroom. It’s just mortar and brick and wire.

But I’m reminded that this is more: This is a future.

It’s safety in a country where safety is rare.

It’s being nurtured and grown in a country where opportunity is not guaranteed.

It’s you and me changing the world for one kid, one class, one village.

Maybe I can’t change the whole world. But I can make a difference.

And in a world that grows darker not by evil but by inaction, I’ll take that.

Please consider giving even $5 or $10. Even the smallest of people with the smallest of gifts can be a force for change.

About the SOUP

The SOUP empowers children in Namtumba, Uganda through education, holistic care and micro-financing initiatives. By entrusting them with meaningful work experiences and providing 360 degrees of support through nutrition, education and health care, we hope to empower the children of Uganda to become entrepreneurial-minded and move towards sustained future employment for themselves and their community.

Check out our Website: http://theafricansoup.org/

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