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!
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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!
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This is your Tuesday reminder to work hard (and to play equally as hard) - Love, the incredible students of Global Leaders❤
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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 💕
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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?
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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!
Less than 1% of women in Northern Uganda graduate from university. By providing an opportunity for primary education in Namasale, Far Away Friends is attempting to increase that number and encourage a new generation of young women to ascend into the global conversation.
We are SO excited to finally launch #TheMarketDayFund !!! Who wants to buy a chicken for GLP for $5!? How about a goat!?! Or a few packs of pens?? Or a jump rope!
For those of you who always ask us before our trips, "What can I buy at Walmart for your kiddos in Uganda?" The Market Day Fund is your solution.
The Market Day Fund is a way to donate physical items to support our students in Uganda WITHOUT hurting the local economy by bringing things from the USA.
When we bring suitcases full of our old stuff to Uganda, we are essentially putting local businesses in the village out of business. How can they compete with free?
By purchasing a physical item from our Market Day list, you are #1) Supporting the local economy in Namasale (poverty alleviation) AND #2) Meeting the needs of our students at GLP.
Okay so who's going to buy our first goat!!! Let's go shopping! LINK IN BIO !
Happy Mothers Day to all the amazing Mamas of the world! ...And especially to our own Mama Jass 😘
Even though Mother's Day is only celebrated once a year, the love and support that exists between parents and children -- however that relationship is manifested -- exists every single day. And just as it is not restricted to one day, neither is it bound by gender, religious affiliation, political group, region of the world or any of the other arbitrary boundaries that divide us.
In honor of this boundless love, show your appreciation for the caregivers in your life, and also in Namasale, Uganda, by coming to Alex and Ani on Thursday from 5 to 7 to shop for your Mother's Day gifts! A portion of the proceeds are given to Far Away Friends in order to help sustain families overseas! #BoundlessLove
The students attending Global Leader's Primary School were so excited to receive the new water tanks for the school! This incredible demonstration of 'love-in-action' was made possible by Zoi Johns, a junior at Lakewood High School who raised and donated $5,000 to Far Away Friends to support our efforts in water conservation and sustainable development in Namasale! These water tanks eliminate the need to walk several miles for clean water and create a safer environment in which the Global Leader's community can continue to thrive.
Read the blog post about it here: http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/…/international-water-d…
Donate to OperationTeach here: http://www.farawayfriendsglobal.com/operationteach/
Happy Sunday! Right now in Namasale, students at Global Leaders should be fast asleep in preparation for a full day of class tomorrow! (Lucky us... we still have several more hours to enjoy this beautiful weekend!)
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