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From Janelle Stephens

Let's inspire a generation. Ugandan children are taught they won't amount to anything. Together will help these kids discover that their true worth is beyond comparison.

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Fellow World Changer,  

   I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel with a group of twenty other students and leaders to the country of Uganda. My group will be putting on a camp for children who are either orphaned or in extreme circumstances. At this camp we will be equipping the children with the skills and encouragement needed to break away from the corruption their culture fully embraces.

     Unlike the way it is in America, when Ugandans try to make something of themselves they are heavily discouraged. Children in the slums are born into a society that tells them they will never amount to anything. They were trash, are trash, and will forever be looked down on as such. Most children are accepting of this label because is it what their society has taught them.

     This brings me to the theme of our camp, identity. We will teach them their true worth which is inimitable and beyond comparison. We will teach them skills that will prepare them to be leaders and builders of a better country. We will help them learn that regardless of their background they can make a difference to all of the people around them.

    Before I can start making a difference in Uganda I have to raise the funds to leave the country. The total amount for the mission trip is 5,000 dollars. I have graciously received many contributions that total to a little over half of the overall cost. I plan to raise money beyond the five grand and bring multitudes of supplies on my journey. If you are reading this post it is because you are as passionate about changing the world as I am and together we will inspire a new generation of change in Uganda.

Thank you for being the difference,

Janelle Stephens

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