UNIFORM PROJECT from No Poor Among Us – In 2007 I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that said the best way to keep girls in Africa from contracting AIDS was to keep them in school. The article also stated that one of the main reasons that girls did not attend school was that they didnʼt have the required uniforms. I decided that we must do something to help solve this problem. After a lot of searching, I hired Lizy Mucavel as our manager in Mozambique and our project was off the ground. Since January of 2008 we have been hiring women to sew uniforms and have been giving them to high school girls. We have made between 50 and 75 uniforms a month and helped hundreds of girls. It costs us around $15 to make and distribute a uniform (compared to Oprahʼs program where uniforms are $29 each.) We need $1,000 a month to buy the materials, train women, and get the uniforms to the girls.
Help is Needed and Appreciated.
Lizy Mucavel has been a wonderful manager because she has taken a very personal interest in the girls we are helping.
The first time I visited each of the schools, they dressed me in African clothes. At this school I was given a mat and told that they keep a mat in their homes for their mothers – and I was their “mother” so I needed a mat. It meant a great deal to me.
Granny Charlotte’s Girls – School Sponsorship
We started our school sponsorship program in January of 2011. We chose a school (The 4th of October School) with excellent leadership to test our program. Twenty-four 8th and 9th grade girls are being sponsored by different individuals. A sponsorship costs $170 and does a great deal for these impoverished young women. They girls receive two school uniforms, gym clothes, books, book bags, notebooks and supplies, and school fees. The principal explained that they couldnʼt choose the girls on the basis of poverty because all of the girls in We are planning to expand the program next semester (September) and are looking for 26 generous people to take one of these students under their wing. We are sending two computers to the school in May so that we can communicate directly with the students as well as the administrators.
Educate A Girl – Educate A Family – Change The World
David Hamblin with the first group of “Granny Charlotte’s Girls.”
Homes of some of our sponsored “Granny Charlotte’s Girls.”
Susan Dayton Women’s Center
We are excited to announce the Susan Dayton Women’s Center. This center will be a place where women can learn to sew, learn about health and hygiene, learn skills to make a small living, and much more. We have a a wonderful piece of land where we will build a small – 2 room block building shere women can congregate.. The District and Tribal leaders have approved the project and we only await the approval of the government to start building. We hope this will be the beginning of great things where we can help women get enough knowledge and skills to get our of their desperate poverty. We need donations of all sized. A building block can be purchased for only 60 cents.
HELP US GET THIS TERRIFIC PROJECT OFF THE GROUND!
Below is an excerpt from a thank you letter from Angelica, one of our students in Mozambique who is sponsored by an American family
I thank you a lot for the school materials, my dad is very sick and is having problems buying school materials. For me this for me thank you very very very much Angelica. When I am done studying until I become a nurse, so that I can cure the sickness that my father has. Because he starts to get sick from 2009 until now he is very sick.
I will promise you that I will fulfill rules of the boarding school and the school. I would like to pass [my classes] this year. In the 11th grade I would like to get to know you.
GOOD BY MY NAME IS ANGELICA