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Educate Foundation

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The emPOWER Campaign is a unique grassroots program supporting primary education for orphans and vulnerable children living in the Kabarole District of Uganda, that grew from the story of one young boy.

It is the only program that supports primary education for orphans in this part of Uganda. emPOWER stands for em(Providing Orphans & Vulnerable Children With Educational Resources).

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The Afghanistan Orphanage Project

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Almost three years ago I was deployed to Afghanistan with the Utah Army National Guard. Although I am in an attack helicopter unit, I was fortunate to spend much of my time helping with and documenting humanitarian aid efforts, (I am also an aspiring filmmaker). I had the awesome experience of visiting a remote village and meeting some of the most wonderful and humble people that have ever crossed my path.

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Finding hope for the many tears we share

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I have started a foundation for women battling HIV/AIDS which means a lot to me. It wasn’t an easy thing to start, but in my heart I knew it was what I wanted to do.

I wanted to help the women who mattered the most, why? Women are the ones who will carry the future and without women we have no future. Currently I am putting together an event that will help raise items for not only women, but for families with HIV/AIDS.

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Women and children in sex slavery

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I am the Volunteer Coordinator for Sisters of Rwanda, a non profit organization committed to freeing women and children from sex slavery and gender base violence.

Joseph Ayienga, pastor from Kenya and Jared Miller humanitarian and partner in The Incubator Group, a private equity firm out of Nashville, Tennessee USA, realized the tremendous opportunity to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, and combat the issues of sexual abuse with reach out to women in the sex slave industry.

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In the face of Happiness

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During a recent trip to Cambodia, I visited a small NGO called “The Centre for Children’s Happiness”, the name precisely describes what it is.

It houses, feeds, cares for and teaches basic education and language skills to orphans who were formerly working at a landfill on the outskirts of town. Many of the orphans at the center have lost parents to AIDS, landmines, drugs or prostitution.

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Samarthanam | A light of Life

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I was amazed when I saw them playing chess. Vani has been working with them for last 9 years and everyday since then, she said, it has been a different experience for her to see their activities.

They all were full of life. They can be called in different names like Chandrasekhar, subba rao, vishal or anil, but they all are special to us.

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