Help Kulanu feed hungry Jewish, Muslim & Christian kids at Abayudaya SK High School in Uganda! http://tinyurl.com/feedUgandankids
In the Kulanu-supported Abayudaya schools of Uganda, hungry students are commonplace. That is why we are particularly excited to have received a matching grant offer of $7500 from The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation. If our donors can match the Gervis gift, we will be able to support an urgently needed food program for hungry students in the Abayudaya community.
Semei Kakungulu High School was established in the late 1990's as a haven for Abayudaya Jewish students to study peacefully along with their Christian and Muslim neighbors. Located in an impoverished area where most families are subsistence farmers, the high school, which currently has an enrollment of 380 students, has had a remarkable record of success. Many of its graduates, some of whom are boarders from outlying areas, have passed Uganda's national exams for college entrance, despite a variety of challenges. Hunger is foremost among those challenges.
Since 2006, thanks to the Gervis Foundation, high school students (many of whom often arrived at school without breakfast or lunch) have received a daily breakfast of protein-enriched porridge and bananas and a lunch snack of chapati flat bread three times a week. This has been hardly enough to satisfy hunger and alleviate the risk of exploitation for food. Now, due to economic necessity, even that is in jeopardy if we cannot provide matching funds.
Would you please consider this special request? For just $119 a day every student could have two substantial meals a day. The Gervis Foundation matching funds must be available by May 1st. Please give online at www.kulanu.org/donate or send a check, payable to Kulanu, to Kulanu, 165 West End Ave, 3R, New York, NY 10023, USA. Be sure to write "food program" in the online comments or in the memo on your check.
We would be grateful for any amount you can give. Kulanu and the students of Semei Kakungulu High School thank you in advance.
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Help Kulanu feed hungry Jewish, Muslim & Christian kids at Abayudaya SK High School in Uganda! http://tinyurl.com/feedSKkids
To learn more about Kulanu's work with the Jewish community of Uganda, see the Abayudaya page on our website (www.kulanu.org/abayudaya) and our Abayudaya slideshow at www.kulanu.phanfare.com.
Thanks for your help!
Harriet Bograd, President
For more information:
Kulanu Abayudaya slideshow at www.kulanu.phanfare.com
Photo by Lorne Mallin
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