Jajja's Kids

Addressing the Needs of Ugandan Street Children...

And Giving Hope for Better Tomorrow!


Happy Summer from Jajja's Kids


Troy Night Out -- Friday, June 24 
Join us at the Arts Center, second floor, to enjoy photos, stories and the sale of paintings and cards created by our kids.

And Coming Up:

Burger 21 Spirit Night--Sunday, September 9

Four Seasons Dinner Club--Thursday, September 29

Fifth Annual Fall Fundraiser:  Masked Gala--Thursday, October 20

Stay tuned for more info!

Exciting Funding Opportunity

Jajja's Kids has been offered a wonderful challenge grant from long-time friend Jim Suozzo.  We have until Dec. 31 to raise the  $5,000 that Jim will match dollar for dollar.  
The challenge  will be launched on June 24 at Troy Night Out.

Just think--every dollar you  contribute  
will double in value. 
Please help us to make this wonderful opportunity a success!

Sponsorship Program Expanding

The Jajja's Kids Sponsorship Program offers 
two opportunities to support a child:  
1)  education sponsorship at $420 a year and 
2) full sponsorship (education, food, rent, medical needs) 
at $1380 a year.  

We are grateful that twelve children are now sponsored--
ten for education and two for full sponsorship.  

The program's development is in final stages, and  donors will soon have a name and photo of a child to connect with. 
Let us know if you'd like to join in!

It has been a productive year in so many ways!

We continue to expand the children's home and 
outreach programs that benefit the 
surrounding community.

Nineteen children now live at the home, 
and one is a girl, Dafine!  

When we first met Dafine two years ago, everyone fell in love with her. She was living nearby, but had no funds for school.  Four 
volunteers on our team

wanted to pay her tuition, but a relative quickly took her way.  Early this year Dafine reappeared with her father, requesting she become part of Jajja's Kids.  She now goes to school and lives with the Jajja's Kids housemother 
in a separate building on the compound.  

We are delighted to have her back!


Our most  
advanced student, Mark,
began Secondary School in February.  

Because his new school is further away,  Mark needed a bike for transportation.   Funds for his new bike were raised by the students of 
Susan Fowler's second grade class at Delaware Community School, Albany.
Children helping children!


The Community Outreach Program Keeps Growing!

Every weekend, our gates open to children and adults from the surrounding community.  They come for lessons in reading and 
dance, counseling,
and each child gets a meal.  Generally 75 children spend the day!

Jajja's Kids also sponsored a community service day, where children went around the community and cleaned the streets using supplies of gloves, brooms, rakes and buckets we had purchased.


The rainy season in Uganda can  make it difficult for children to walk to school.
All our kids got new rain jackets, and were happy to be dry.  

Uganda 2017

Are you curious about life in Africa?  Would you like a life-changing experience? Want to experience daily life with Ronnie and the kids ?  

Plans are now beginning for our 2017 volunteer trip to Uganda.  
We will go in February for two weeks, with a day travel each way.  
Please contact us at JajjasKidsUganda@gmail.com if you are interested!


Have You Wondered...  
How much it costs to support a child in our home?   
Current expenses are:
Food and personal items--$30 per month per child
School fees, books, uniforms--$35 per month per child
Rent, utilities and four staff--$50 per month per child
Full sponsorship for one child: $115 a month!

To learn more about Jajja's Kids,  visit our website at :
While there, you can donate to Jajja's Kids via PayPal, 
with either a one-time or recurring contribution.
You can also send a check to:  
Jajja's Kids
and mail to: P.O. Box 1425, Latham NY 12110

Remember - All contributions are tax-deductible

Thank you for 
your interest in Jajja's Kids!
With Gratitude,
 Diane, Ronnie and Jajja's Kids

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