Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sewing Machine donations help teenage mothers learn a trade

As Peter Ndelo said, "It has been a practical day for newly teenage mother trainees. They were asked by their instructor each to make a dress for their babies and most of them managed to do this. It was a special day for them also to get new sewing machines donated by ThinkHumanity.org. Esther Akello, the leader of the women, had to intereact with the ladies and also advised them to use the opportunity of this skill life training."

The Acholi women wish to purchase 20 sewing machines for training. So far they have purchased seven, two of which were donated by Think Humanity. Think Humanity will be donating two more this week. The money was donated from Peace Community Church of the Brethren in Windsor, Colorado.

If you wish to donate to the teenage mothers so that they can learn a tailoring trade, you can donate to Think Humanity and we will see that they receive the donation. Each treadle sewing machine (manually powered) is $80.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pens & Pencils Project to help refugee students in Africa

Pens not a paltry donation to students in Africa (portions of this article credited from the Loveland Daily Reporter Herald written by Sarah Bultema, staff writer.)

Children in Africa are in dire need of school supplies and refugee children lack the basic essentials.
A pen or pencil may not seem like much in America, but for students in Uganda, it's a vital and often hard-to-come by tool that they need to pursue an education and enrich their lives. - Sarah Bultema, Reporter-Herald Staff Writer writes in her article "Pens not a paltry donation to students in Africa."
In an effort to address this basic need, coordinators with Loveland's Think Humanity, a nonprofit that helps refugees in Africa, are asking people to donate writing utensils to be given to students abroad who desperately need them.

"A pen is so small to us here, but we don't really grasp how much someting like that is important there. There's a huge need." Beth Heckel, Executive Director

Often a student runs a pen dry in just two weeks and students aren't always able to afford a new one. Something as small as a pen or pencil (or lack of one) should not hold them back.

"It's one more way to lift them up and hlp them. They can further themselves by being educated." (Beth)

We are asking for donations of pens, pencils, colored pencilsl, crayons and markers. In January, volunteers will return to Africa to hand out the writing utensils at schools for secondary students and at the Coburwas Learning Centre where it will help children ages 3 to 7 years old.

You can also contribute $10 to Think Humanity and they can purchase 100 pencils while in Uganda.

Each donation will make a difference in the African students' lives.

It would be really helpful to their whole learning process.

Visit the website at http://www.thinkhumanity.org/. You can help by collecting new and slightly used pens, pencils, crayons, markers and other writing materials for students. Donations can be sent to:

Think Humanity, 2880 Spring Mountain Dr., Loveland, CO 80537 or call 970-667-9335 for more information.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Think Humanity-Acholi Women partner to raise money for refugees

Think Humanity has partnered with a group of women from Uganda that live in the Acholi Quarter Camp for Internally Displaced Persons. Parents of night commuter children in Gulu, known in the USA as the “Invisible Children," are making beads to help earn family income and sustain a community financed food-aid program for their children. We purchase the jewelry from them and they benefit, but then we sell in the USA at a reasonable profit. 100% of the money then goes back to help with Think Humanity projects. It will then benefit those refugees displaced from war-affected countries living in Uganda in refugee settlement camps.

We not only are help to build a small economy in Uganda, but at the same time help our own self-sustainable projects in refugee camps

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The COBURWAS Club Orphanage - Think Humanity project for orphans and refugees in Kyangwali Settlement Camp

February 18, 2007, Congolese refugee Wereje Benson returned to Kyangwali from a church conference. He emailed me and told me that he wanted to build an orphanage where children could go to be loved, safe and get an education. The dream began. I visited the camp in August 2007 for my first time. I stood on the piece of land that had been donated by the UNHCR commandant. Only ant hills and bush were to be seen, but by December 2007 the building began. We received donations from Think Humanity supporters. In June 2008 I visited the camp and they were finishing the cement floor, although a lot of work still needed to be completed. We needed another $6,500 in donations. We received a grant from Global Healing in August 2008. The latrine, ceiling, foundation and livestock shed were finished by February 2009. In this picture are children that attend the COBURWAS Club Kindergarten. We now have 23 orphans and 43 students total. Pictured on the left is Lucy Zaabu, teacher at CCO.

Think Humanity helping refugees in Kyangwali

In January 2009 the Think Humanity project manager, Emmanuel Nsabimana, Wereje Benson, Think Humanity program manager and other volunteers demontrated how to use an insecticide-treated long-lasting bed net. A mother and her child sit inside for the demonstration. This picture was taken at the COBURWAS Club Orphanage that was built with funding from Think Humanity donors, Global Healing and volunteers with the COBURWAS Club in Kyangwali. www.ThinkHumanity.org

Friday, September 12, 2008