Hello Bitone Friend! Lets first take this opportunity to wish you the most rewarding and peaceful New Year 2011.
We know it’s been a little while since you’ve heard directly from us, so here we are again to share with you our latest program news and updates from the Bitone Children's Center Team. Recently, things have been very busy over here, as we’ve been working really hard to find resources for our current 24 children. Although coupled with many challenges, most of our 2010 goals remain unresolved, by God’s grace, and because of your faithful support, this has been one of the most remarkable years of service we have ever witnessed.
Bitone Children and Staff want you to know how deeply grateful we are to you for the role you have played in supporting our children grow in their potentials and productivity while promoting unity and peace through our programs –humanitarian aid (food, shelter, and medical support), education, and artistic training in music and dance. Thank you so much indeed!
I invite you to join me in congratulating several of our children who sat for their final examinations between October and November 2010.
Gloria K. Pichan and Rosco Kayongo sat for their Senior 4 examinations (Uganda National Examinations Board) at Kawempe Royal College. Similarly, Godfrey Sekitto, Steven Kyobe, Joanita Suubi Afochian, Joseph Mayanja, and Sylvia Nansumba sat for their Primary Leaving Examinations (P.L.E) on November 2nd -3rd 2010. Thank you all who supported them with their educational expenses.
Education is continuing to be a challenge. The envisaged education costs for our 24 children for the coming academic term is $3,961.00. Please find the attached detailed itemized fees structure below.
We invite you to continue support these young ones in any way possible to help them ensure academic success. If you would like to sponsor a child for a year (or part of the year), or provide any other forms of education assistance, please consider making a donation. We have made progress in meeting this challenge, but we have not reached that goal.
You may also wish to make your donation to a specific Bitone child of your choice. For details about this option, please contact our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: +1 206-841-2304
Unfortunately, due to lack of essential performance needs like sound/amplifying machines, and transportation needs, we have not registered many performances in the last quarter of 2010. However, the children’s performance skills continue to grow each day –creating greater confidence and assurance for their future.
The troupe’s vision is that by providing artistic training in music and dance, our children’s lives can again become meaningful and productive. We aim at providing the next generation of Ugandans to fully participate and assume leadership roles in their communities.
In an attempt to reduce the costs spent on charcoal, Bitone seeks to obtain four (4) solar cookers/ovens for cooking purposes. Every month, Bitone spends about $115.00 on charcoal purchases. Acquiring solar cookers will not only help us cut down expenses that Bitone is incurring on charcoal, but will also address the need to protect our environment through controlling deforestation. Bitone Team has already contacted a Ugandan US-based Ronald L. Mutebi, who is the Executive Director and President of Ugandan American Global Initiatives in charge of solar oven distribution in Uganda. Currently, the cost of a solar cooker/oven is about $300. For more information, please visit http://www.ugandanamericanglobalinitiatives.org/board.html
Today, we truly need your immediate help. Bitone needs to receive a minimum of $30,000 in support of its humanitarian (food, shelter, medical), artistic empowerment, and education support of our 24 children for the year 2011.
Or as God has blessed you last year, and you’re able to support the work of Bitone Children's Center with generous donation of $200 or more, Bitone Children would like to thank you by sending you a gif of appreciation... Bitone Music and Dance Documentary, Summer 2010, DVD series.
In case you are interested in offering any kind of help or for any inquiries, kindly contact our Executive Director –Branco Lawrence Sekalegga at: email@example.com
Phone (206) 841 – 2304.
In Peace and Friendship!
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