28 Fifth-graders at Beverly Vista School, w/ teacher Kris Milliken, Fundraised their hearts out amongst fellow students and parents; resulting in an astonishing contribution towards helping the children and students of Africa.
Candace will be at our Projects in May; children there improvise games like nails-on-boards, and still use marbles; send a soccer ball or dvd (film) for our mobile cinema set-ups: Go to the JLP Wishlist
Stop kids who haven't any TV, wifi, computers, phones, video games, nor Cinemas from going to shacks where drunken men use generators to show porn. Buy HERE an appropriate dvd-film for us to show them a movie at their school.
Candace will be at our Projects soon: Children in these Hellscapes have little joy, wanna make their month, buy a dvd-movie (HERE); especially an African produced film, they'll be sure and see it on a makeshift Bush Cinema (Isoke below) or a Mobile-traveling one.
Our CEO's heading to our Projects; Soccer is everything to children without phones, TV, cinema, WiFi, video-games etc! She'll gladly schlep soccer balls there if you'll buy 'em: HERE . This way they won't play with dirty plastic bags wrapped together with string!
We established a computer lab for girls at their primary school; and by August there'll be new toilets and showers for teachers and Headmistress; otherwise they'll bathe with the infamous monitor lizards that infest the place:)!
Our Mobile Cinema operating for 5 years, going school to school, left with the population that fled to Uganda. Kajo Keji is now a battlefield. It brought education, recreation and news from the outside world to isolated students. The moment things calm down we'll return.
Sponsored Xavier High School students brought loads of enthusiasm to our sold-out Charity Ride, "Soulcycle". A win-win: proceeds go to our Projects you hear so much about concerning the children in Africa, and kids here made happy as well!
One rain tank arrived at the Teacher's House: another four are due at its school, 2 kilometers from the Congo border. Water!, as predicted, more of a crisis than ever. AND as for recreation for students, with none, soccer balls are hand-delivered: Help!, see our WISHLIST:
After we provided costumes Karenga students competed in their National Contest, hoisting our Founder on their shoulders, an African gesture of profound gratitude. The whole community participated: strung beads, measured costumes, rehearsed dance and song, all under the elders direction. An especially good time to bring JOY, since Sudanese refugees trickle in from over the hill to become students.
Kawach is already self-sustaining as a school, but doesn’t have excess to build further and establish the necessities whether it be extra toilets or rain tanks or a road. They’ve a vast patch of land that’s their farm: they provide morning porridge, and more, for students, who arrive on an empty stomach. The Kawach Farm has millet, maize, rice, bananas, papaya, oranges, lemons, beans, more; they raise chickens; rabbits, turkeys, ducks, pigs.
JLP's establishing a Daycare in Gulu, Northern Uganda; will be owned and managed by the "Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate Gulu". We're collaborating with the Hilton Foundation's Branch for Sisters. And our Founder managed to get all the children's toys, books and stuffed animals from our Amazon Wishlist to stock the Daycare.
To help with supplies go to John Lege Amazon wish list
Lotta Helping Hands till our Founder got Dorothy's legs there: her fancy schmancy new Wheelchair brought from NYC to within 6 miles of the Sudan border. She lives with a group of blind children and they all celebrate her new mobility, and their requested orange neon sunglasses, harder to find than the wheelchair:)
Can we have a "Happy Cow Project" when Maureen's sad? She's cantankerous about tick-removal; beats up the bulls we match her with; trys to escape in cars; runs away to neighbors. But hope arrived with the Karimojong Cow Whisperer, who says, "she needs a friend, another female, alone is bad. Youth of this pastoral culture need to learn to raise healthy Cows whose milk won't cause Brucellosis, a devastating disease. HELP make Maureen HAPPY:)!
In Morulem, Uganda: New toilets and showers are on the way for Staff and patients; at a Leprosarium turned general Health Clinic, under the loving experienced care of Nurse-Sr. Joyce Ambeifoc. Our Founder distracts a child from her injection for malaria.