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Godwyn Agaba

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Review for Connect Africa Foundation Inc, Newton Centre, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The impact of CAF to the Ugandan community can best be illustrated by Burhan a young man orphaned at an early age, with neither an education nor skills, yet tasked with providing for his family made up of his siblings and his helpless mother. I met him as a struggling footballer in a youth academy where i worked as a social worker, but the daily demands of his family could not let him further his footballing dream. He therefore sought greener pastures in the neighbouring war-torn southern Sudan, where he sustained bullet wounds that not only threatened his life but the livelihood of his family-since he was the breadwinner.

However, the compassion, empathy and determination of Lynn and Charles the founders of CAF restored smiles on their faces. Not only were hospital bills catered for, but with the help of Lynn and Charles, Burhan was offered training, like many in his community start up availed with which he started a motor cycle transport business (boda boda).

On my last encounter with him, he talked of bigger dreams-a sharp contrast from the individual i met a few years ago.

Transforming other peoples lives is a higher calling,that a few individuals can live up to, but people like Lynn are an exception and therefore deserve all the financial donations so that they can continue to support orphaned children, widows and the disadvantaged people in the communities where Connect Africa operates.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  General Member of the Public