Thursday, April 24, 2008

Susan's Scholarship Fund-Compassion In Education


Susan Nabukenya is a 14 year-old from the village of Ddegeya in Uganda, an eastern African nation. Susan suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns causing serious and debilitating injuries, as a result of being burned while performing household chores.

In addition, Susan’s mother died several years ago, and her sole caregiver is her grandfather, who is paralyzed and is unable to provide care for her injuries.

As a result of her injuries, and lack of access to health care, Susan has endured years of pain and has missed the equivalent of 7 years of school.

A team of caring and concerned people from numerous states, including Washington, North Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts, Georgia and New York, have banded together to assist Susan by helping to cover the many expenses associated with the long trip from her native country for treatment.

In addition to covering Susan’s travel expenses, the team has identified sponsors to provide housing, clothing and car travel for medical appointments. Her surgery is scheduled to take place later this spring, at a Boston-area hospital, and will include a lengthy period of rehabilitation.

We intend to provide Susan post-operative support by providing her access to the education she has largely had to forego, due to her injuries and scarring. The school, in Uganda, will provide Susan access to education, housing, and food. Your contributions and support will give Susan continued access to health care and educational opportunities, and provide her the means to provide for herself and be an active citizen in her village.

Click Here to Donate to the $7,000.00 needed to educate Susan. This is $1,000 per year!

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