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Sylvia's Children began in 2003 as one women's effort to make a difference in the lives of 500 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Masaka, Uganda and has since grown into a program that seeks create a model scholastic and healthcare initiative for rural villages throughout Uganda. Sylvias Children now serves 1000 children and orphans at Mbiriizi and believes it is the holistic approach of education, healthcare and economic development of a school and its surrounding villages that will transform the lives of children and adults throughout Uganda .
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Through engaging a community of passionate volunteers, child sponsors, donors and friends in the United States, Sylvia's Children has a set of long term goals with which we are working to make the school a sustainable model that we can then apply to other struggling schools in Uganda. Volunteers have the opportunity to travel with the Sylvia's Children (at their own expense) many times throughout the year. The level of involvment is based on the volunteer's desired interest and availability. For many, it is a very hands-on experience in our offices and in the field and others work from their home on desired projects. We are in direct contact with the school's Founder & Director, Geoffrey Kawuma weekly with reports on progress of the school's children and on-going initiatives, and child sponsors are then given updates on their child and their progress and well-being.
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