Help Kulanu feed hungry students in Uganda

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 grateful 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.

SK students in class, by Lorne Mallin

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 all the students could have two substantial meals a day.  The Gervis Foundation matching funds must be available by May 1st. Please give online at cyan.olm.net/~kulanu/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/feedUgandankids

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Harriet Bograd, President
Kulanu, Inc
For more information:
cyan.olm.net/~kulanu/abayudaya
Abayudaya slideshow at www.kulanu.phanfare.com

Photo by Lorne Mallin

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