Dear Friends of Lulwanda,
We have completed transforming Lulwanda Children’s Home into a village of homes with the construction of the eight new houses on the campus. The children’s lives have taken a remarkable step forward in their development. But there is more to do and we again are seeking your help.
The US Board recognized that our cute little ones would turn into teenagers and outgrow the education we could provide on campus. During those early years, generous donors provided excess operating funds and dedicated advanced education funds that were allotted to build a scholarship fund. We began drawing down this scholarship fund as our little ones moved to secondary, university and trade school education. The scholarship fund has allowed us to send our children for education at quality schools in Uganda without asking for additional operating funds. But the time has come that we need to make a concerted effort to replenish this higher education account lest our promise to help the children “reach their highest potential” is at risk.
As we watch the children grow into teens, we are looking ahead and seeking God’s will for educating the teenagers and young adults in our care. As you can imagine, Secondary Education (High School), Trade School, and University degrees, or even attending Covenant Bible Institute of Theology to become pastors, set our students up with important knowledge, skill sets and specialized study for them to compete in the Ugandan market-place and ultimately become financially independent.
In the next five years, 90 Lulwanda teenagers will be attending one of the above education paths. The average estimated cost for completing higher education is roughly $4,000 per student or $72,000 annually with a 5 yr cost of $360,000. Therefore, while we are celebrating their current successes we are also looking ahead. With this letter, we are announcing the “Educate For Their Future” campaign.
What successes? In the last two years, our first university students graduated with degrees in Social Work and Social Administration, Industrial Art and Design, Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Water Engineering. Our Trade School students have completed coursework and received certificates in Education, Fashion Design, Cosmetology, Plumbing, Tourism, Transportation, and Nursing. We look forward to seeing how these hard-working students grasp their future in Uganda!
Would you prayerfully consider joining us in “Educate For Their Future” at Lulwanda Children’s Home?
As always, you can donate online, at www.ugandaorphans.org or mail a contribution to GICF, 5121 FM 359, Richmond, Texas 77406 marked “Educate for THEIR Future”. Please contact us with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your consideration. This is an exciting time for GICF and Lulwanda Children’s Home, and we would be delighted to have you partner with us in seeing our children reach the highest goals that God provides for their lives. To God be all the glory – great things He has done and will continue to do with your help! Faithfully yours from the US Board, Pastor Morris Ogenga, and Administrator Paul Isabirye
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