“You see, no matter what your story is or where you are at today, you can make a difference.” -Adam Smith
For February and March, Pure Charity has been given the opportunity to team up with life leadership blogger, Adam Smith, and Restore International to build a school in Gulu, Uganda!
Global Partnership for Education explains WHY education is so important–especially to those in underdeveloped countries:
“Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality:
- Education gives people critical skills and tools to help them better provide for themselves and their children
- Education helps people work better and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth now and into the future
- Education helps fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, reduces mother and child mortality and helps improve health
- Education encourages transparency, good governance, stability and helps fight against graft and corruption.
The impact of investment in education is profound: education results in raising income, improving health, promoting gender equality, mitigating climate change, and reducing poverty.”
Restore International seeks to give not only education, but MORE to the children of Uganda through their Restore Leadership Academy. Watch the video below to learn more about their leadership academy!
“The backgrounds of the students vary, but almost all of them grew up in northern Uganda during the civil war. An overwhelming percentage have had one or both of their parents die due to the war or disease. They come from all different backgrounds and circumstances, yet you’ll never meet a happier, energetic, and ambitious bunch. Thanks to Restore Leadership Academy, they are receiving one of the best educations possible in Northern Uganda, and more than that, they are part of a family. We can’t wait to see all that they will accomplish!” (http://www.restoreinternational.org/uganda)
And now YOU have the opportunity to help lay the foundation for a NEW Restore Leadership Academy, and provide a life-changing education to children in Uganda! Check out Adam Smith’s fundraiser below to get involved today!
Thank you so much for this Mary Beth! Love the write up!