It's been awhile since I posted anything. Not for lack of care, nor that I have been busy with other things... I guess I just keep thinking this world is going to right itself soon, so I keep waiting for that to happen. In May we lost a very important Board member, Hal Conklin, who died of brain cancer. Trying to sum up a lifetime in a short blog is imposssible, but I will say I was blessed to know him and his family so well. He was at one point on 20 or so Boards, and was such a giving person to his community and the world. His license plate said "DEMCRCY" and he was a firm suporter in people joining together to make change happen. At the same time we lost the services of Bill Cirone, former Superintendent of Schools in Santa Barbara who helped give credibility to our organization when we first started. I am forever grateful to these two men of service, for the example they gave to me in leadership and for their support through the last ten years. Turn the Page Uganda has now supported 127 schools in Northern Uganda, to receive brand new textbooks that were selected by the teachers for their students. In some ways I am so proud of reaching that many schools, since I could hardly imagine helping one or two schools when I first travelled to Uganda. In other ways, I realize how this is such a drop in the bucket. Not only are there so many schools we have not even supported yet, but the first schools have now had those brand new books for 10 years! I am pretty sure they probably need help all over again. Here are a few photos of the most recent delivery. Notice how rural these schools are and also how they are desperate for real facilities.
With the Covid pandemic, schools have been shut down in Uganda and learning has been via radio. We were very fortunate to have delivered our last shipment of books right before the shutdown. We could use your help financially to reach our next selection of schools. Please consider a monthly contribution to continue this important work. And as always, thank you for supporting our efforts. Spread the word so that more people will be able to come alongside and make a difference for these students and teachers.


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