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Our family has become great friends with the Senkunda family.  Dickson Senkunda was born and raised in Uganda but later came to the US where he furthered his education, obtaining bachelors and masters degrees.  Dickson and his wife Heather have 3 darling little girls that our kids adore! 

Dickson and Heather have a passion for giving back to schools in the villages around where Dickson grew up.  They started Teach the Children foundation to help promote literacy in Uganda through improving access to books for learning and leisure reading. Uganda's literacy rate is about 74% compared to 99% in the US.  Where there is literacy and education there is opportunity.

We are blessed to have the opportunity to travel with Dickson and Heather to Uganda in February for two weeks.  During those two weeks we will visit 3 schools.  Teach the Children has already established small libraries of donated books at these schools and this trip is the next step toward improving the classroom experience.  We will be purchasing materials locally to build desks, chalkboards and pour concrete floors for some classrooms that still have dirt floors.  We also will be buying textbooks in Uganda and providing them to the schools.  

The number of textbooks, desks, chalkboards and concrete floors we can supply during our visit is dependent on how much money we can raise in advance.  Our family is covering our travel costs so that 100% of your tax deductible donation can go towards providing these items for the schools. Donations can be made by credit card or paypal.

Check out the different contribution levels to the right.  The contribution amounts represent the actual cost of providing that item for the school. It is all about giving what you can but some of those perks are pretty cool!  Please share our campaign with your friends, family and co-workers to help share the word about the great things Teach the Children is doing for children in Uganda.

Thank you so much and God bless!

The Lee Family

Rob, Kelly, Kenzie, Cami & Grady

Your donation goes directly to Teach the Children and is tax deductible.  Teach the Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the regulation of the IRS. Please visit their website to learn more about their mission in Uganda. 

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$10 USD
Textbook level -postcard
  • 2 claimed
Purchase a textbook for a class. Receive a custom thank you postcard.
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$30 USD
Chalkboard level - 2 wristbands+
  • 2 claimed
Purchase building materials for a classroom chalkboard. Receive 2 limited edition "got books?" wristbands. (plus postcard)
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$50 USD
Large Desk level - shirt+
  • 13 claimed
Purchase materials for a classroom desk that seats 4 children. Receive a custom-made "got books?" t-shirt! (plus everything above)
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$100 USD
TEN Textbooks! level - letter+
  • 4 claimed
Purchase 10 textbooks for a classroom! Receive a personal hand-written letter from a student in Uganda. (plus everything above)
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$200 USD
Concrete Floor level - art+
  • 1 claimed
Provide materials to put a concrete floor in a classroom. We will bring you back a unique Ugandan art piece. (plus everything above)
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$500 USD
Besties! level - party (+everything above)
  • 2 claimed
Be our bestie and provide a new floor, 4 desks & 10 textbooks! We'll have you over for a post-trip party! We promise it won't be boring ;) (plus everything above)
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