In 2006 Come, Let's Dance purchased a 3,500 square foot home to help house 65 street kids and orphans. The vision was to provide a safe, healthy place to care for kids who had little opportunity or future. Since then, CLD has opened a primary school and in 2016 will launch its new High School. The school is growing and has become a model of education and childhood development in Uganda.
The primary and secondary schools need new dormitories and boarding facilities for 200 students. This one-time capital expense is a continuation of the foundational vision of CLD. Instead of having capacity for 65 kids, we will have the opportunity to safely house and care for 200 hundred students. In addition to the increase in capacity, these new facilities will be located on the school campus, a much more appropriate place for the students to live.
Here's how the funding breaks down:
Dorms/Facilities for 200 Students x $500 per Student
Dorms ($300) Bathroom ($150) Bunk Bed ($50)
IF WE REACH THIS “200 STUDENT CHALLENGE” BY THE END OF THE 2015
WE WILL BE GIVEN AN ADDITIONAL $50,000 FOR THE SCHOOL.
This fall we're asking all of you to come alongside Come, Let’s Dance by covering this one-time capital expense. Whether you can sponsor a few students, a portion of one, or you can rally your community of friends, we believe that every little bit helps. Thank you for partnering with us, we believe that people matter and that personal connections matter; you're not just donating to an organization, you're investing in generations of students with a name and a face.
About Come Let's Dance
We are a community development organization that has been working in and around Kampala, Uganda since 2006. We are inviting a generation to live intentionally in service to others. We are helping raise and empower the leaders of tomorrow. While we take pride in each of our projects and programs in Uganda, we believe that they are only tools. Real growth, real development, real change happens on a relational level. And so we are about relationships over programs or, as we love to say: PEOPLE OVER PROJECTS.
We've learned a lot over the years, but our biggest lesson has been about sustainability. We've learned that we have to constantly ask ourselves the question, “how do we make this last beyond ourselves?” We work towards sustainability in our finances, in our vision, in our leadership, and in everything we’ve learned over the years.
This is a journey. We are a group of people, from all over the world, who have come together in a small town called Nansana, Uganda to work together and be in community together. We invite you to come join us, journey with us, learn with us, and walk away changed. Just as we have.
Come Let's Dance is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We have a passion for all the projects we do in Uganda: the Farm and Vocational Agriculture School, the Thread of Life Sewing and Craft shop, the School and Children's Home, the Medical Clinic, and the Taxi Business ... but learning how to share all of these projects with people who have a desire to COME is one of our greatest joys. We don’t take this privilege lightly – we have hosted hundreds of volunteers and we are grateful for every person who comes through our doors.
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