This project provides humanitarian aid and education to Ugandan disadvantaged children. They are also trained in music and dance. With healing and artistic skills acquired, they become artists and leaders
Due to the conflict in the north, the HIV/AIDS scourge and poverty, over 2.3 million children in Uganda are orphaned, many lacking proper nourishment and the financial ability to attend school. In poverty, children are the hardest hit as they are often forced to sacrifice education for work in order to survive. Too often, they end up on streets and engaged in criminal acts, further diminishng their future and crippling the country's economic viability.
We provide shelter, food, medical care, counseling and education. Also, children gain arts training, leadership and job skills training for their futures. They perform for communities, spreading hope and awareness of their life struggles in Uganda.
Children's lives will be reclaimed and skills acquired in music and dance will lead to a life of self-reliance. Our work will empower children with leadership skills aiming at creating positive social impacts for the next generation of Ugandans.
"Using music and dance is such a perfect tool to reclaim children's happiness and potential. Every day, I am amazed at how bitone children regain a sense of worth and productivity through art" - Francis Katimbo, Administrator, Bitone Center
Total Funding Received to Date: $21,437
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $21,437
The original project funding goal was $67,000.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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