Christmas is a time for giving, but most children living in Uganda receive no presents at Christmas and few living in rural and slum areas even know the date of their birthday. So, this year we want to invite people around the world to give the gift of community action and education to some of the most selfless children living in Uganda. Most of the young people we work with will be fearful that next year, despite their sefless action to support other young people will not receive any support for their education next year, nor even a present at Christmas to thank them for their community work throughout this year. So this Christmas blog, we are appealing for your help in supporting the development of these young changemakers. There are many appeals during this Christmas period, but this one is different. By supporting these children you are helping not just them, but their whole community. In some cases by supporting the rural children you might prevent future famine in their village or help whole communities avoid living in poverty completely, as we are training them how to tackle these specific issues.
Every penny you spent will go direct to the young person’s education. We will try to raise the money for our work independently through StartSomeGood. If you would like to become a sponsor of any of the young people below, then please contact us for information on how to become a sponsor. If the monthly amount below is too much, then you can still contribute a lower amount and it may be that we find someone else prepared to pay the remaining amount.
Note the monthly amount also includes board for the young person. Also, if they are in the higher classes, then their fees will be more expensive.
Every day over Christmas we will add another story to the blog, explaining why it is important o support these young people to create change in their communities.
The Butterfly Project, Uganda is a unique project, which is training up 20 young social entrepreneurs from the most disadvantaged teenagers in Uganda, either living in the slums of Kampala or in remote rural areas. We chose young people who were selfless and had ideas about how they could improve the lives of the people in their communities and we have been supporting and training them since 2009.
2012, however, we need more sponsors than ever before, as our numbers have increased, with seven new members from Northern Uganda in 2011.
Lastly, if you do choose to sponsor, you will be able to correspond directly with the young social entrepreneur yourself and help give them advice on how they can be a better changemaker. What better present is there to yourself than that???
|Name||Year||Age||Monthly Amount needed||Blog link/ Social project(s)||Date of feature|
|Charles Obuk – Butterfly North – he is a young changemaker from Lamwo District, Northern Uganda||S2||14||£50||Link – to blog – Drama, poverty alleviation||19th Dec|
|Nancy Lakot – butterfly North – she is a young changemaker from Lamwo District||S2||15||£50||Link – to blog – Trad. dance, board games, poverty alleviation through melons, fish farm||20th Dec|
|Morrish Ocen – Butterfly North – he is a young changemaker from Lamwo District||S2||15||£50||Link – to blog – Melon farming for poverty alleviation, Reading for children, Athletics||21st Dec|
|Joel Atube – Butterfly North – he is an artist and changemaker from Kitgum District||S2||14||£50||Link – to blog – Children’s rights through art, poverty alleviation through melon planting||22nd Dec|
|Peter Akena – Butterfly North – journalist and changemaker from Lamwo District||S2||13||£50||Link – to blog – Young journalists club, fish farming||23rd Dec|
|Nyeko Zisite – Butterfly North – he is a changemaker from Lamwo District||S2||14||£50||Link – to blog – Fish farming, anti- corruption video, Chicken for Change||24th Dec|
|Mercy Moro – Butterfly North – she is a changemaker from Lamwo District||S2||13||£50||No blog —HIV/AIDS awareness project for girls, board games for confidence||27th Dec|
|Francis Ssuuna – Butterfly Pioneers – he is a changemaker from Lyantonde District, Western Uganda||S2||16||£60||Linkt – o blog – Project Circulate, Biogas Education Centre, Boardgames for Change, Vision for Change||28th Dec|
|Gilbert Byamugisha – Butterfly Pioneers – he is a changemaker from Rubaga slum district, Kampala||S3||16||£35||Link – to blog – Butterfly Music Project, Nambere, Chrysalis Music Club, OPOP art project, Film – “We need your attention”||1st Jan|
|Eunice Namugerwa – Butterfly Pioneers – she is a changemaker from Kisenyi slum district, Kampala||S5||16||£35||No blog —Butterfly Music Project, Kisenyi, Kisenyi Art Project for boys||2nd Jan|
|Debra Akello – Butterfly Pioneers – she is a changemaker from the Acholi Quarter slum district, Kampala||S6||18||£40||No blog —Giving hope to girls chained to housework|
|Philip Mudoko – Butterfly Pioneers – he is a changemaker from Kyebando slum district, Kampala||S4||15||£20||No blog —Kyebando football youth, Children’s Rights awareness for Youth Footballers, Film re- taking community action|
|Manisuli Miyingo – Butterfly Pioneers – he is a changemaker from Lyantonde District, Western Uganda||S2||14||£30||Blog —Nansana Computer Training for children, Kampala, Swimming for confidence|
|Judith Amito – Butterfly Pioneers – she is a changemaker from Acholi Quarter slum district, Kampala||S4||14||£40||No blog —Youth Savings, Acholi Quarter, Stone quarry kids project|
|Samuel Lubangakene – Butterfly Pioneers – he is a changemaker from Acholi Quarter slum District, Kampala||P7||15||£40||No blog —“Posho and beans is not good enough” campaign, Poverty Fluxx, melon farming poverty alleviation|
|Martin Kayondo – Butterfly Pioneers – he is a changemaker from Lyantonde district||S5||16||£45||Link – to blog – Youth Voices Lyantonde, Computer training, Ethical computer repair project|
|Stella Nayebale – Butterfly Pioneers – she is a changemaker from Lyantonde district||S2||15||£50||No blog —Environmental clean-up project, Kasagama|
|Dorah Namulindwa – Butterfly Pioneers – she is a changemaker from Lyantonde district||S2||14||£50||No blog —Environmental issues, Lyantonde District|
|Oscar Katerega – Young Social Entrepreneurs – he is a changemaker from Lyantonde district||S2||14||£50||No blog —Acholi Quarter Clean-up project|
|Brian Ogwang – Butterfly Caterpillar Club – he is a computer trainer and has trained more than 40 people, young and old on computer basics||P6||12||£40||No blog —Chrysalis Centre Computer Basics Training|