PODA – UVIC’s ELC supports us!

PODA – UVIC’s ELC supports us!

The students from Gerry Luton’s classes at the UVIC English Language Center chose PODA for their Charity Project.  Their fundraising bake sale earned an amazing $1,100.10 – thank you to everyone.  Since 2002 these classes have been supporting a variety of charities. Click here to find out more about this initiative.

The students are visiting from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Colombia, Panama & Brazil.  It is impressive that while studying in Canada they are also helping to support students in rural Uganda.

PODA – successful campaign to buy beds, nets, lanterns & goats!

PODA – successful campaign to buy beds, nets, lanterns & goats!

We had a very successful Christmas campaign – our tally was 23 lanterns, 22 beds, 15 goats, & 13 nets.  Thank you PODA supporters!  Our first priority was to order the beds to be ready for the beginning of the school year (late February).
 
 
When we travel to Uganda in July we will be purchasing the solar lanterns as well as the goats.  We are still fundraising for additional beds & nets, you can make a donation here.

January 2015 News

School Latrine Upgrade
Staff and students at the school identified latrines as a priority project in 2014. PODA funded this project. Materials and labor were sourced locally to construct a new “six-stand” latrine – that’s right, no seats!. In 2015 we will be raising funds to add a shower room and a laundry room.

Portland Connection
Barb is off to Portland the last week of January to do a presentation to West Union Elementary School.

Welcome to our new website, new logo, and to our first blog post!

Welcome to our new website, new logo, and to our first blog post!

We are excited to launch our new website so we can share our stories with you.  We have also updated our logo.  For those of you who know us, you find all the latest details and photos of the projects you know about and maybe something new to discover.  Check out the impact your donation has been making.
For our new friends, please take a peak at the website and our travel blogs to see what we are all about.