Today is the Day of the African Child, an international holiday celebrated here in Lira with song, dance, and a festival attended by local NGOs and community members. The day is about raising awareness for issues facing children in Africa and encouraging a spirit of abundance. The children who CPU supports certainly are inspirational in the way they model hope, generosity, and forgiveness.
We are celebrating the day with them by teaming up with the GlobeMed team from the University of Wisconsin – Madison to launch a fundraising campaign for CPU. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this truly incredible organization that works every day to improve the lives of children, especially formerly abducted children, child-headed households, young mothers, children born in captivity, and children orphaned by war.
In talking with the executive director Jane Ekayu, one of the greatest needs for the organization right now is a van to safely transport sponsored children to school, bring materials and equipment to programs in rural communities, and allow more staff members to go out into the field on a daily basis to conduct trainings and manage programs. Working with CPU on the ground over the past two years has also shown us how difficult transportation can be and how needed a van is for the ever-expanding CPU programs.
We are already 60% of the way to our goal to purchase a van for CPU and help connect vulnerable children to resources and education. Please consider celebrating the strength and hope of children in northern Uganda today with a donation to our campaign here. Thank you for your continued support. It is truly amazing to be able to be on the ground and see the real impact of your generosity in uplifting children here.