You may have already seen the flyers in the neighborhood or maybe the Style magazine article or the newspaper article, but here’s information about an event happening this Friday: Joanita Senoga, a single mother of two who fled her village in Uganda in 1996, came to America with virtually nothing, and is now an alumna […]
Joanita Senoga, a single mother of two who fled her village in Uganda in 1996, came to America with virtually nothing, and is now an alumna and employee of University of Richmond. In 1994, two years before fleeing home, she started Circle of Peace School in Uganda for children who could not afford an education there (as education is not free there). The school is now 250 students strong.
St. Andrew’s Church will host a photo exhibition, “Images of Hope: What Would You Buy With $50?” on August 27 at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Circle of Peace School development efforts – specifically, funding will go to a final payment to secure land for building classrooms and dormitories.
Students of the school in the village of Makindye, Uganda were asked what they would buy with $50, and these children responded by drawing what they would buy. None of these children have ever had $50 in their whole life.
The campaign needs help – it is trying to raise $18,000 by September 1 to make a final payment on land the school will be able to use to expand the campus to build classrooms and dormitories.