Uganda is one of the youngest nations in the world -- about half of the population is under 14 years old! #FunFact
Guess what?? Today is the first day of term 3 at Global Leaders Primary School!
In order to sustainably provide resources for the students at GLP (and support the local economy in Namasale) we have set up a Market Day Fund where you can choose to donate for school lunches, playground equipment, soccer goal posts, and much more! Help us make this term the best one yet!
Donate to the Market Day Fund here: http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/marketdayfund/
Sponsor a teacher's salary here: http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
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PARTNERSHIP ALERT: Starting from October, Backup Uganda and Far Away Friends (@farawayfriendsglobal) will join hands to ensure quality education at Global Leaders Primary School! Teaching colleges in Uganda provide close to no training on how to teach children with learning difficulties. That is why our Backup Uganda team will be conducting teacher workshops on specific learning difficulties like dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, AD(H)D, and other challenges. We will also be guiding the teachers in how to identify learners who are struggling and what can be done to help these children inside and outside of their classrooms. We are so excited and can’t wait to get started!!
Your donation makes partnerships like this happen! A $25 donation already makes it possible for us to organize a dyslexia workshop for 30 teachers. Donate today on (link in bio as well): https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-children-with-learning-difficulties-in-uganda-1/
Rhoda got us like 😍😍😍 Did you know for $15 you can provide her with school lunch for 3 Months?! Bring your lunch money to the Market. LINK IN BIO!
Did you know that soccer is the national sport in Uganda? The national football team, 'The Cranes', moved up this year in national FIFA world rankings and now holds the 72nd spot in the world and the 15th in Africa!
The students at Global Leaders also love soccer and spend a lot of their time playing together on the field outside of the school! Thanks to the Market Day fundraiser, Global Leaders has many new soccer balls and held a friendly tournament with a neighboring school while our volunteer team was in Namasale last month!
If you would like to learn more about what we do at Far Away Friends or you would like to donate to support our staff at Global Leaders, visit http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
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The reason we do what we do is because we're family.
The kids who attend Global Leaders, the teachers and staff we employ and the community we serve--these people are our family, this place is our home.
No matter how far, we walk in solidarity together toward a brighter future for all children. A future where any family has access to quality education regardless of where they live. A future where teachers are appreciated and supported when they weren't before.
Our work at @farawayfriendsglobal is deeply personal to us because we know every single student and every single teacher we work with. We know the impact your support has on each of them--even if you may never get the chance to know them, you are so appreciated and loved by Global Leaders for the sacrifice you make to support a brighter future for this community.
This is our sacred space. Thank you for continuing to be a part of it 🙏🏼 #uganda #Namasale #education #leadership #globalleaders #empoweringwomen #brighterfuture #crosscultural #passport #Denver #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #ugandaunite #togetherwecan #dreambig
Cross cultural friendships make the world go round 🇺🇬❤️🇺🇸
Today our volunteers and leadership team in Namasale are working with @schoolsforgirlsinc in partnership with @afripads to train the girls at Namasale SEED Secondary School on using eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads!
#development #women #feminism #education #farawayfriends #educationisforeveryone #uganda #womensrights #travel #sustainability #travelingram #GlobalLeaders #Africa #TravelMore #TravelOften #ShareTheWorld #OneLove #Passport #Passionpassport #EastAfrica #nonprofit #Denver #Colorado #5280 #empowerment #buildingschools #dreambigger #economicdevelopment #fairtrade
There's only one more day to donate any of your new or gently used books to our incredible students at Global Leaders!
Email Jayme at email@example.com for more information!
Five days until our volunteer team leaves to see these beautiful people, and two days until our book drive is over!
If you have any new or gently used books you would like to donate, email Jayme at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate your gently used/new books to these incredible kids who would absolutely love new and exciting reading material!
Email Jayme at email@example.com for more information about our book drive!
We're doing a Book Drive for the students at Global Leaders Primary School before our volunteer team leaves in a couple weeks! We are collecting new and gently used books for ages 5 through 15, if you would like to donate email Jayme for more information!
Waltzing into the weekend like... Learn more about Far Away Friends at http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
Just showing off the water tanks on a hot summer day!
If you would like to learn more about Far Away Friends or donate to our partnership visit: http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
This is your Tuesday reminder to work hard (and to play equally as hard) - Love, the incredible students of Global Leaders❤
If you would like to learn more about what we do at Far Away Friends or donate to sponsor a teacher, visit the link below.
Happy Father's Day to the men that make us who we are and push us to change the world! We have some amazing men on our team and in our Global Leaders community -- You all are so greatly appreciated 💕
If you would like to learn more about what we do at Far Away Friends or donate to our partnership, visit http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
We have 12 amazing volunteers getting ready to travel with our Leadership Team to Uganda on July 23rd!
How are you challenging yourself this summer?
If you would like to donate or learn more about what we do at Far Away Friends, visit http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
Quick Update from Namasale!
We have new water tanks that are up and running! They provide easy access to clean water for Global Leaders -- eliminating a long walk and creating more time for school!
Our teacher housing is almost completely built and we couldn't be more excited to provide our amazing staff and their families with this new building!
And last but not least, Baby Fiona is rocking a new hair do and looking incredible doin it!
In recent years there has been a push in the Ugandan Government to pay more attention to the quality of Early Childhood Education being provided to it's citizens. "[In 2014] The Global Partnership for Education invested over $100 million to develop ECD learning across the country, mostly from P1 to P3." Despite these efforts, there still remains a deficit of quality education opportunities across Uganda. Global Leaders Primary School works to bridge these gaps by extending education to young children in Namasale and is actively enrolling students in our P1-P3 classrooms.
Thank you #CharityBall for sending us 24 soccer balls to deliver to our students in Namasale, Uganda this summer! We couldn't be more excited for this partnership! ⚽️❤️✈️ Check out Charityball.org to learn more!