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Be A Mentor, Be A Role Model and change a life (Big Sister/Big Brother Program)

Dear friend, we all have had individuals who have been very significant in our lives – parents, friends, siblings, relatives etc who acted as role models and big inspirations to us. They are the people who challenge us, who uplift us, who push us to keep going, who show us a sense of direction, and always there in good and tough times. We can thank God for this blessing.

Now imagine some kid growing up with little or nothing of that support system. How is life like for them – where do they draw inspiration and guts to keep moving forward in education and in life? This is exactly what some of our kids are going through.

Here is an opportunity for you to become an instrument of inspiring force in a kid’s life. We invite you to consider selecting a student at Hope Academy to become a mentor for. In a way you are becoming a BIG sister or BIG brother to this kid.

Student Mentorship Program : OBLIGATIONS

There are no financial obligations involved except for visitations and airtime to check on your ‘little sister/little brother’. It’s NOT a sponsorship program – if you wish to support the child financial, you can do at your own will but not required. There will be a visitation day every term but you can also visit your student at any time of the year. You are also encouraged to call and check on the student every once in a while. You are free to send a care package if you desire. Get to know the student well and help them think through the future. Most of our kids are from underprivileged background and need a lot of moral support. You may chose to bring the kid for a visit at your home and show them around town.

We will be compiling short bios of all the students and we will provide you with a picture and other additional info.

If you would like to make an impact in the life of one or two children, please email me and I will send you the list of kids waiting for a big sister or big brother. Email jmlugemwa@ugandaruralfund.org
Males please pick male students and females chose female students. I posted pictures of the students from my recent visit http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.629575259905.2125427.93402733    We also have individual shots of each students but are not online yet. I will send these to you after you select your student.

Coordinators –

We are also looking for two or three volunteers to coordinate this program. Please let me know. It will be best coordinated by a team on the ground collaborating with staff at Hope and URF in Kyetume.

Thanks very much –