Change for the Children in Africa

After doing some work in Africa for a few weeks, I have become very close to a family that lives and works inside my gated compound. The father works very hard as a maintenance worker, yard keeper, security guard and you name what else. On top of being a single father. He lives in the building in the backyard with no power and no running water with his three very precious children. The youngest is Maggy she's 4 years old along with her twin brother and sister Adong Mike and Adong Beza whom are 9 years old (Adong is an African word for twins). After getting to know them each afternoon and bringing them essentials like food, snacks and soda (and maybe even a soccer ball which they have never had) I got to talking with the father John about the kids' daily life and their education. Come to find out they are enrolled in a government primary school that costs him about $8.00 US each term or about $21/yr. Clearly this is his most important priority as I watched the kids go to bed just tonight with no dinner. I asked "why they did not eat tonight"? and his response was "thats tomorrow". They eat a real meal with substance every OTHER day. It broke my heart because these kids have really taken a liking to me as I get to know them and bring treats everyday, including their dog Simon, he's my biggest fan. 

So here we are raising money for my new family in hopes that I can earn enough money to get them through High School and HOPEFULLY into college. I would like to provide them with a computer so we can all watch them grow and hopefully stay in contact with them through the years...
Thanks for opening your hearts to these youngsters they try very hard and just really need an opportunity. 
Maybe one day you can come visit them and their BEAUTIFUL country of Entebbe, Uganda. 
B. Blevins

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Organizer

Brad Blevins 
Organizer
Lyman, SC
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