Thank-you for visiting my JustGiving page. I would love to tell you a little about what this is all about!
I am raising money for Orphans Know More (OKM), a charity that was founded in 2005 in Harpenden, which operates under Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Orphans Know More is a relationally based partnership working together to give orphans a Face, a Family and a Future. OKM focuses on families, not institutions, and believes that the best way to tackle the international orphans crisis is to care for children in families. OKM is strengthening 26 local families in the Jinja Region in Southern Uganda. These families have fostered and adopted and care for 170 children as their own, offering love and acceptance without condition. These families function as nuclear and extended families, free from institutionalisation. Stronger families within the network also care for other families that may be headed by a widow who is HIV+.
Of these 170 children, 69 girls need sponsorship for their primary, secondary and vocational education this year. In Uganda, only 18% of girls finish secondary education. I have personally been out four times to visit the girls and their families. My friends and I ran a 5 day art camp for them called 'Telling our stories. Finding our voices.' I know firsthand their passion and determination to learn.
Please sponsor me. 100% of your donation after bank charges goes to these 69 Ugandan girls and their educations.