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August 2016 Newsletter

Donor Generosity Continues to Benefit Agwata School 
Outreach Uganda would like to give a huge shout out of THANKS for the many amazing donations we received for our preschool classes. Because of your generosity, students at the Agwata school continue to benefit from abundant opportunities to learn, grow, and excel. 
It is clear that you understand the importance of supporting our students and see the value in providing items that bring them joy! But don't take our word for it; watch this  video of our nursery class playing with their new toys.

Look what you did! The joy, laughter, and giggles were made possible because of your kind and giving heart.

The top class learns how to paint with water colors.
Here is another glimpse into the day of our teachers and students: When the children were first given their new pencils, books and other
materials, they were wide-eyed and eager since they had only ever used stubby pencils and paper. The oldest class used paints for the first time and learned how to wash and clean their brushes. The teachers 
were ecstatic, as well, to be able to provide a better learning 
environment to these children and they anticipate the new building and materials will boost attendance. The district education inspector even commented that the school is now the best equipped in the district.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty. 

We at Outreach Uganda are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of our donors. You are making a tremendous difference in lives of individual students and their families and their village.
  No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank

Your Bead Purchases Are Life Saving to Our Women
Our Ugandan paper beads make great gifts for the holidays.  And besides that, they are also life changing for the women who make them.  We work directly with over 200 women in Uganda.  They are standing by ready to make lots of beads and jewelry items for our upcoming holiday season! 
Aber Lucy and Jinja beaders making beads.
The beads make wonderful, low-cost gifts for teachers, friends, and neighbors.  It helps our beaders feed their families, buy needed medicines, and send their children to school.  On top of that, they are saving some of their bead earnings for down payment on homes which will be built as part of our home ownership program for our Jinja-based women.
Aber Lucy is one of our newer bead group members whose husband passed away in 2005.   She says, "My life is now easy.  I can buy food and pay school fees, and now I have someone to talk to [other group members] and I am so happy."
We sell beads online, at bead events in the metro Denver area, and at bead parties throughout the U.S. Can you help our women increase their earnings by hosting a bead party with your friends, selling beads at a Sunday at your church, through wholesalers, or at a bead event in your area?  

Contact us at office@outreachuganda.org or call us at 303/683-8450. We'd love to talk with you about how you can help!

Bead Corner
Inspiration Has Struck at Outreach Uganda  
Look at our new and colorful bead mixes!
Take a look at our new bead mixes for your next jewelry project.

Bedazzled Wedding -  Dazzling pack of shiny silver and smooth  pure white c olored paper beads, perfect for your creations for weddings and anniversaries. A pack of 50 beads divided between the two colors. Click here to purchase.

Wedding bead mix

Summer Trees  - Celebrate summer with our tribute to its trees. Darker walnut brown sprinkled with spring greens. Three different pure colors make up this pack of 50 beads. Click here to purchase.

Summer Trees bead mix

Birds of Paradise -  Our tribute to the flowers and birds of the distinguished name. Beautiful light to turquoise blues, soft greens, pastel yellows, purples, and oranges, with a few hot pinks and white and black to represent the beaks of these delightful birds. A pack of 50 beads, a mix of pure and striped or specks, make this a mix you want to have! Click here to purchase.

Birds of Paradise bead mix

Great Expectations
Cultural Infobyte
Two nursery students eating porridge.
When you visit a Ugandan home you will be invited to wash your hands so you can eat cleanly. Most Ugandans do not use forks or knives to eat. They believe the staples of their diet (like potatoes or rice to us) cannot be tasty when eaten with cutlery. 

A young boy or girl will help you wash by pouring water out of a jug over your hands over a small basin.

For many foreigners it is difficult to learn eat with your hands; especially if soup is on the menu. You don't want the soup to run down your arm and soak your clothes. Let your host know that is it your first time eating with your hands and ask to be shown a trick or two. 

Last, relax and enjoy the meal!

As always, we welcome your feedback about our newsletter and hope that you will forward it along to your friends. Thank you so much for your support. 

Carol Davis Signature
Carol Davis
Outreach Uganda

P.S. If you are interested in volunteering in Uganda in 2017, please email me and I can send you a handout with more information and trip dates!
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