aNNUAL fALL bENEFIT dINNER October 2016:
Keene State College Students and Faculty VIsit BucunDURA January 2016:
Click Here to view recent Thank You letter from three of our high school students: atuheire Patricia, atukwaTse Abel, & atWEBEMERE Christine
Fall Benefit Dinner- 10/1/2015
AfriCan Educate held a benefit dinner at the Knights of Columbus hall in Keene, NH. We are grateful to the 60 supporters who were able to attend. Many people were generous in donating to our ministry and all enjoyed a delicious dinner provided without cost by The Pub Restaurant in Keene and it’s head chef, Angel Cruz.
Fr. Robert Tumwekwase talked about the needs of the children in Bucundura, Uganda and his own experience growing up there. Many of the children are unable to attend school because of basic expenses which their families are unable afford. Through AfriCan Educate and the generosity of its’ donors, the needy children and orphans are supplied with uniforms, school supplies and soap etc. Tuition required by the government is also supplied for those who need it. We were inspired by Fr. Robert’s words.
Mike Hanrahan, the emcee for the evening, shared about our future goal of building a nursery and early primary grade school for children in the community. AfriCan Educate was able to purchase land in Bucundura with funding by the CMH Foundation. Peter Temple, a professor in the School of Architecture at Keene State College, shared his excitement about working with another professor and two students in a class he teaches to help design the school. They will be traveling to Uganda in January of 2016 to assess the land’s topography and then the students will work on plans for the school during the spring semester. It was emphasized that the funds raised at the dinner will be used for the education of the children alone. The construction of the school will not begin until separate funds have been raised.
I am happy to report that the funds raised by the dinner were over $9,000 including pledges for monthly donations by several generous donors. This increases the stability of AE and the continued education of these children.
We are so grateful for those who support our mission financially as well as with prayer and also for past donations and monthly donors. We are also grateful to Mike Rennie, our chairperson until recently, and his continued work on the website.
The board of AfriCan Educate looks forward to continuing to partner with all of you in the years ahead to give these children a brighter future.
Sara Groves - Benefit Concert for AfriCan Educate - 9/13/2014
AfriCan Educate was blessed that about 260 people came to hear Sara's melodious songs as well as to have raised over $3500 for the children!
Thank you to all who came and especially for their generosity in giving to the children.