Friday, December 17, 2010

Matching Grant for $1000!

Hello friends and supporters!

If you would like to make a donation to support Uganda Village Project's programs for the coming year, now is a great time to do so. For a limited time, Razoo is offering a match of up to $1000 for each fundraising team from a charity.

Several of our trustees and board members have stepped up to the plate and created a team fundraiser. 5 of them must raise at least $200 each for us to get the matching funds. Excitingly for us, we have nearly reached that total, and we are moving up the Razoo Leaderboard (#15 of 57 as I write this!). Can you help us get the matching grant? We've got until the last day of December to reach $1000.

Cameron's Page: Bringing Healthcare to Iganga District
Stephanie's Page: This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Health
Melanie's Page: Give the Gift of Health This Christmas

Thank you and hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Celebrating Student Success!

This is the end of the third and final term for all of the schools and so students are beginning to trickle into the UVP office with their report cards and their thank you notes for their sponsors. Stella came in on Monday, shy smile on her face and requisite papers in her hand. And what was written on those papers?

She scored 24 out of a possible 25 points!

Gushing was necessary, but the good news didn’t stop at her 24 points. The headmaster of her school also recognized what a stellar student our Stella is and awarded her a tuition scholarship for the first term of her final school year next year!

Days like these I’m filled with pride that is befitting the “auntie” moniker many of our scholarship students have bestowed upon me. Days like these I am filled with pride at what our students are able to accomplish when their minds are free from worry about school fees and can concentrate, instead, on studying.

Donations do make a difference and they can change the course of lives. Thank you for helping UVP help Stella.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Summer Internships for 2011

Would you like to spend the summer making a lasting impact on community health and development in rural villages in sub-Saharan Africa? Have you always wanted to experience and learn about the culture of East Africa? If so, please consider applying to Uganda Village Project's summer program.

Uganda Village Project is now accepting applications for its 2011 Summer Internship Program.

Our Mission: Uganda Village Project is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that collaborates with diverse partners on the design of sustainable rural health and development solutions through networking, advocacy and project innovation in the Iganga District, a rural area in eastern Uganda.

Interns will spend 8 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in community education and public health while organizing education programs in the villages, assisting in planning and implementing health care and development oriented programs, and working in partnership with local NGOs and community groups which focus on issues such as sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, orphan and widow support, and reproductive health.

Applications are due January 31, 2011.

Visit the UVP website to learn more about our programs:
Click here to visit our Summer Internship Center!

Applications are open to all adults ages 18 and over with an interest in medicine, public health, global health or international development. Applicants with previous experience in these areas, with previous experience working in the developing world will be given special consideration. Visit our website and apply today!

For more information, please contact