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Review for Children Up, Elmhurst, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a retired teacher, I find this charity so well organized and student based. Older students are required to mentor younger students. In-country directors are former students. The founder goes to Uganda once a year to supervise, oversee, and encourage the chosen students and to select new students who score very high on their 7th grade leaving exams in small villages. High school is paid for and only available to students who can pay the approximate $1000 US dollars a year. All of the students would not be able to go on with education without the Children Up scholarship. And it pays for as high as they can achieve, even medical school. What a wonderful way to build a nation from the grass roots level with no strings attached except to study and to help one another! Donations completely go into the program. The US Director/Founder and the Board of Directors are education-based volunteers. And the US fundraisers are really fun and will be again after the COVID opening. I may not have all the facts exactly correct, but I follow the email newsletter and see all the work that is being done on an individual basis. I am aware of a junior high school class who did their own fundraising and sponsored one student for a year’s worth of school. There is great community trust in this program and in the people who run it.

Role:  Donor
Karlette (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for all the kinds words.