Strings For Uganda

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We are growing and need your support!

Posted by Nicholas Jarrett on March 26, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We are excited to announce that our Strings for Uganda project has grown above and beyond what we ever imagined since leaving Uganda in August. Twenty students are now taking weekly violin lessons and are enthusiastically embracing music. We have been fortunate to form a partnership with Kampala School of Music and they are now offering to sponsor 10 of our violin students and provide lessons and instruments to them. Their teacher had already made a huge impact with the students at St Mary Kevin since we left in August.

 

Now that the program is growing we need your help. The other 10 students still need financial assistance so they can continue to pursue their dreams of violin. We are looking for at least 10 sponsors to support these thriving kids.

 

Your Sponsorship of $200 per student includes instrument rental, one weekly lesson, transportation for the teacher for 9 months.

 

We would also be grateful to receive half or partial sponsorships. Please email us if you would be interested in helping us. Each kid you sponsor will write you and send pictures throughout the semester as they grow as violinists.

 

Thank you for reading this email. Each donation is tax deductible through our partnership with Change the Truth. Please don't hesitate in emailing us with any questions.

 

Thanks again,

Strings for Uganda Team (Nick and Lindsey Jarrett, Hannah and Amaya)

Our Last Fundraiser on Saturday!

Posted by Nicholas Jarrett on June 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Our last event is this Saturday at 9pm at the Riot Room. Check out the event details here!

See you there! -String for Uganda Team

Upcoming Event

Posted by Lindsey Weaver on June 3, 2013 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Check out the Event Tab for our upcoming event on Sunday, June 16th, 2013 from 4:30-7:30pm. Get your tickets quick...only 46 left! Come celebrate Father's Day with good drinks and good food at Big Rip Brewing Company! We will have another one coming up on June 29th (details to follow)


Thanks for your support!


Booked our Tickets!

Posted by Lindsey Weaver on March 28, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It's official! We will leave KC on August 1st and be at SMK until the 18th of August. We are so excited! We still need support in covering some of the expenses of our trip. Please donate anything you can....we appreciate your support.


Full of joy,

Strings for Uganda Team

(Lindsey, Nick, Amaya and Hannah)

Music at St Mary Kevin Orphanage Motherhood (SMKOM)

Posted by Nicholas Jarrett on December 18, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Please watch this short film graciously created by Lynne Melcher of Change the Truth. We can't wait to meet these kids in August!


Day 1: We are official

Posted by Nicholas Jarrett on December 18, 2012 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

On this cold, early morning Strings for Uganda launched this very website in the hopes that everyone will embrace our cause. We are so thrilled to have an opportunity to transform the lives of the children at SMKOM through the joy of music. I am always struck by the first words on the website for Change the Truth, "A civil war, disease and extreme poverty have devastated families in Uganda with broad, sweeping strokes. Approximately 2.2 million children have lost one or both of their parents and are struggling to survive. Often these children are left to fend for themselves and end up living on the streets." As I reflect on this tragedy, I also reflect on the joyful expression of resilience that I hear as people talk about their experiences with the children at SMKOM. As Strings for Uganda started brainstorming how we could help, we knew we wanted to add stringed instruments to their already existing music programs. We have no idea what the outcome will be, but we believe the beauty is in the process. We are so excited that you are taking this journey with us...thank you from the bottom of our hearts. -Strings for Uganda Team


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