Foundation 22STARS KIDS in Uganda

€9,818 of €10,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 34 months

Since April 2017 22STARS KIDS is officialy regristered as a foundation in the Netherlands!
Foundation 22STARS:
Kasteelplein 73, 4811XC, Breda,
The Netherlands.
KVK nr: 68437870.
RSIN 85744249
Banc account: Stichting 22STARS
NL98 ABNA 0247199222

What will we do with your money?
Since DECEMBER 2015 we collected almost 10K through GoFundMe. And another 10 K through direct donations (in particular for the weekly food) to our banc account (we removed the Off-line donations from the GFM campaign, to get a better overview on how much was donated directly to our account). At the beginning we would use this money to pay the schoolfees for the children in Uganda and buy them clothes and medicine. As the project evolved we are sending more then 150 kids to school now through direct sponsors! Thus the money that we are colleting now through GoFundMe helps us to give the kids more then just sending them to school. We bought clothes, beds, matrasses, mosquito nets, invested in small business skills with families and paid many medicine bills. As the number of kids grows and we only have their schoolfees covered by the direct sponsors we urgently need to raise more money to cover their additional costs and needs.  We are therefore EXTREMELY thankfull for all donations coming in. Have a look at the list of things we will buy from the donation money. Also if you have a specific cause in mind you would like to see us spending the money on, dont hestiate to contact us! 


How you can help?
1) You can make a general donation to the initiative supporting a number of kids through  www.gofundme.com/22starskids 
or to skip the fees of this website, make a direct donation to our banc account: Banc account: Stichting 22STARS NL98 ABNA 0247199222


2) If you would like to help a kid specifically with his/her schoolfees longterm please have a look at FOUNDATION 22STARS  

3) You can share our www.gofundme.com/22starskids campaign and our story with friends, family and colleagues. Love. Share. Support.

4) If you are in Uganda, join us in the Acholi Quarters in Kampala or Danida slum in Jinja and visit our project; please have a look at our website for contact details. 


Where will your money go?
Your kind donations to our ‘22STARS KIDS’ fund will be exclusively used to buy schoolsupplies, food, medicine, invedt in small business projects and clothes for the children in the Acholi Quarter slum and Danida slum in Kampala. Everything will be directly paid/bought by the founder of 22STARS, Stella Airoldi, who is regularly in Uganda or our project managers Susan and Aidah who will send us the pictures and invoices. If you like to see your money spend on a specific cause and would like to receive pictures, dont hestitate to contact us!

You will find more information on our website!

Thank you for caring!

Stella Romana Airoldi
Founder of 22STARS

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Dear friends and supporters,

This year 22STARS expanded a lot as you probably noticed and we showed up a little differently from what you were used to. In the past we have been able to empower families in Uganda using funding primarily from selling handmade jewellery through our social enterprise that the 22STARS artisans in Uganda made. This product-based model empowered our families in the slums of Kampala and Jinja since 2013 and helped us carrying out our social programs on the ground. The 22STARS artisans were able to send their children to school and some of them even went back to school themselves, like Susan Laker. Once Susan got fluent in English she became our project manager in Kampala. Since, we've seen first-hand the difference that an education makes, Susan Laker and myself wanted to help even more children through a new educational project and expand our successful social programs. While we still make jewellery with 40 artisans, we additionally launched the 22STARS FOUNDATION in 2017 to carry out our social programs on a larger scale. Without our sponsors this would not have been possible, thank you!

We are running all our programs in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala and the Danida slum in Jinja, Uganda. Our programs include the whole community living in these areas, thus excluding no-one, as we believe that empowerment lies in helping a community as a whole and not discriminating anyone. Our children are coming from families that live in extreme poverty, were heavily affected by the war of Northern Uganda, are HIV positive, illiterate and lost many family members.

Our first program was finding long-term sponsors for children living in poverty in the slums. We are sending now 200 children to school ranging from pre-school to boarding school. Our second program is our nutrition program, since more than a year we are serving weekly a hot meal with meat to the kids and additional give food supplies to malnourished kids thanks to Alexander Schledewits and his team. Our third program is a development initiative providing the children and families with basic needs and monitoring its success. Under this program we carried out various projects varying from handing out mosquito nets, beds, matrasses, clothes, water filters and medical treatment. Our fourth program gives families of the children small business trainings and micro credit loans. We started with 32 families in Jinja and 28 in Kampala. Our fifth program is our holistic education program focusing on happiness and well-being. We have extra- curricular activities for our kids like sports, painting, dancing, health education and we are holding parent conferences to include them in the education of their children.

Our project managers Susan Laker (Kampala) and Aidah & David Wafula (Jinja) are thrilled with the new programs and reported back the positive difference it's making. We plan on increasing this impact! Please share the story of 22STARS, sponsor a child for only €15,- a month, make a general donation for our social programs, or find out others ways to contribute. Participate now

Thank you for your support!

Stella Romana Airoldi

Founder of 22STARS jewellery & 22STARS foundation
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Since April 2017 22STARS KIDS is officialy regristered as a foundation in the Netherlands!
Foundation 22STARS:
Kasteelplein 73, 4811XC, Breda,
The Netherlands.
KVK nr: 68437870.
RSIN 85744249
Banc account: Stichting 22STARS
NL98 ABNA 0247199222

What will we do with your money?
Since DECEMBER 2015 we collected almost 10K through GoFundMe. And another 10 K through direct donations (in particular for the weekly food) to our banc account (we removed the Off-line donations from the GFM campaign, to get a better overview on how much was donated directly to our account). At the beginning we would use this money to pay the schoolfees for the children in Uganda and buy them clothes and medicine. As the project evolved we are sending more then 150 kids to school now through direct sponsors! Thus the money that we are colleting now through GoFundMe helps us to give the kids more then just sending them to school. We bought clothes, beds, matrasses, mosquito nets, invested in small business skills with families and paid many medicine bills. As the number of kids grows and we only have their schoolfees covered by the direct sponsors we urgently need to raise more money to cover their additional costs and needs. We are therefore EXTREMELY thankfull for all donations coming in. Have a look at the list of things we will buy from the donation money. Also if you have a specific cause in mind you would like to see us spending the money on, dont hestiate to contact us!


How you can help?
1) You can make a general donation to the initiative supporting a number of kids through www.gofundme.com/22starskids
or to skip the fees of this website, make a direct donation to our banc account: Banc account: Stichting 22STARS NL98 ABNA 0247199222


2) If you would like to help a kid specifically with his/her schoolfees longterm please have a look at FOUNDATION 22STARS

3) You can share our www.gofundme.com/22starskids campaign and our story with friends, family and colleagues. Love. Share. Support.

4) If you are in Uganda, join us in the Acholi Quarters in Kampala or Danida slum in Jinja and visit our project; please have a look at our website for contact details.


Where will your money go?
Your kind donations to our ‘22STARS KIDS’ fund will be exclusively used to buy schoolsupplies, food, medicine, invedt in small business projects and clothes for the children in the Acholi Quarter slum and Danida slum in Kampala. Everything will be directly paid/bought by the founder of 22STARS, Stella Airoldi, who is regularly in Uganda or our project managers Susan and Aidah who will send us the pictures and invoices. If you like to see your money spend on a specific cause and would like to receive pictures, dont hestitate to contact us!

You will find more information on our website!

Thank you for caring!

Stella Romana Airoldi
Founder of 22STARS

See our website www.foundation22stars.org
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I would like to proudly present to you our new website:


www.foundation22stars.org

Also, some good news, we are officially registered as a foundation in the Netherlands and are supporting over 85 children long term with school fees!!

In addition we are using the money of GoFundMe to pay clothes, medicine, food and the school fees of the children who have been selected to join our project, but have not found a long term sponsor yet.

The new school trimester starts in May and we are still looking for long term sponsors, please have a look at our website!

Thanks for caring,

Stella Airoldi
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Sunday funday! 19 March dinner with the kids and Alexander Schledewits Diego Araos Lin Pham Theresa Grr and Eline van Santvoort Was quite a long exhausting day but super nice! We arrived very early to help Susan with the shopping. Then while the women were cooking we needed to entertain 60 kids! Thanks to Alex who brought several colour books and pencils it went quite smooth. After the food the kids sang songs for us and the women showed us their traditional Acholi music and dances. Thank you guys for visiting us! I appreciate the time you took and especially the true interested you all showed in finding out how everything works over here and taking your time to learn and play with the kids! ❤
For more picture and video's feel free to follow or add me on Facebook: Stella Romana Airoldi

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Michael MediumRare O'Donnell
21 months ago

Merry Christmas!

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Raised by 121 people in 34 months
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Holger Hespelein
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I saw your talk yesterday at DNX - this is an awesome project :)! Keep up the great work!

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Michael MediumRare O'Donnell
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Merry Christmas!

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