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educate a woman and you educate a village

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I think Evelyne Ello Hart said that to me. In Liberia I saw women in roles of leadership, with men listening to them. Candidly, whenever we wanted an answer or something done, we asked a woman.

Since I met Africans Evelyne, and Simon and Lucy and others living in Portland, I've wanted to organize a get together, where everyone dresses in clothes of their culture, brings a dish to share of their culture, has a little program, some singing and dancing and somehow the public and Africans learn about each other. Maybe a modest fund-raiser could be done, giving the proceeds to Evelyne to use or to send to Africa wherever folks vote to send it.

I just scanned the Membership of PulseWire and it looks like we have a good number of people who are not from the US who might be able duplicate something in their homelands.

I'll post a photo of a newborn girl I met less than an hour old. She has club feet and the nearest hopsital is 100 miles away. She needs transportation to the hospital for braces, exams, etc. Here is a concrete need and I know where to send money for her care that will safely get there. Maybe there is a local Portland need too?
peace and love,



I am a Ugandan volunteer child rights activist and freelance scribe who has been invited to present my paper on the Topic: VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN UGANDA at a Conference organized by the Association for Research on Mothering in York University , Toronto , Canada , 23-26 October, 2008. I am the main presenter and author of this paper. I will co-present it with a woman MP on the Parliamentary Gender and Social Development committee. see attached acceptance letter. see attachment

I have been offered free accommodation by the Conference Organizers at a Hotel adjacent to York University . See attached copy. Besides, I have just returned from Australia where I presented a paper on the topic: “Child labour, a threat to the future skilled manpower in Uganda ” at an International Conference on Child labour and Child Exploitation in August 2008. Please find this paper on the conference website: I have previously presented papers in Belgium (2006) and Azerbaijan (2008) and attended a Child Rights in Practice training organized by the International Institute for Child Rights and Development at the University of Victoria in Canada last year.

May I kindly request for your assistance in raising funds for my to and fro air ticket. The British Airways Corporation in Kampala has promised me a discounted ticket offer at 1,887 US$ on humanitarian grounds. I have also contacted KLM Airlines who gave me a tentative flight booking but they promised to give me a discounted rate.
I will be grateful when this request meets your benevolence. The money can be remitted via western union or moneygram money transffer. please contact friends in the to support me. my user name is childrightsactivist

Yours truly,

Fredrick Charles Guluma
Foundation for Development of Needy Communities NGO
Mbale Uganda
Cell phone: +256 751 548255


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funds for air fare

Dear Fredrick,

Thank you for your letter about your need for airfare. It seems like you would have been searching for the money months ago, rather than the week before your conference.

I have to plan far in advance on my giving and where I want to send the funds. It took me a year to find the $5,000.00 my trip to Liberia cost and my wife and I had to do without things to set aside that money. Planning and saving.

I do wish you well in your mission, it sounds like you are addressing important issues. Congratulations on your involvement and actions on behalf of children.


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