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

Rating: 5 stars  

Dear Friends,
In the 14 years that I have been a Connect Africa board member it has been thrilling to know that Lynn and Charles have created an ever-expanding force that works every day to build a future for our children, for our young adults and for Uganda.

I personally have both love and admiration for what is happening in a tiny part of Uganda. What I love most is that many of you have also become captivated by CAF through watching the progress one relatively small organization can have on many lives.

I think I speak for all Board members, when I say that it is my pleasure to share with all of you the many faces of CAF:
2 brothers who live in a mud hut by themselves about 3 hours from our base. They had never seen a white person, had never been in a car, had never been to school and there was CAf deciding to help.
The mother who gets hit by a truck as she protects the 2 children who are standing with her, now we sponsor 2 of the 4 orphans
An older student who received a loan to start and business and then cost shared with CAF for his university degree.
One of our first students was having behavior problems. The Board chose to ask for help from his devoted sponsor. He provided much needed guidance and advise that saw the student through many years and phases.

The Success and even the problems have helped us be better at providing a holistic approach to our work in the villages, to the members of those communities, regardless of their age and level of need,

As we learned from and worked in collaboration with our communities, we saw a need for skills based learning and a place to build that capacity. We now have men and women who are attending our vocational institute, the newest addition to our Community Campus in the village of Jogo.

All of this can only happen with persistence and partnership. I remember the Board talking in 2006 about the idea of vocational training and now 10+ years later, after hard work and with your help we have a model vocational institute for the entire country.

2020 is our 15th anniversary year, let’s plan a trip together to meet the CAF children and families; travel the dirt roads; eat bananas, avocadoes and mangos right off the tree and stay at our Guest House in Jogo.

Warm Regards,
Abby Flam

Role:  Board Member