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ACTIVE INITIATIVES THAT NEED YOUR HELP
UKC Crinkle Crankle Wall
We build bridges to connect our kids from Canada and Uganda to help build a world of compassion, kindness and human rights for all. Today we urgently need your support to build a much needed wall to secure our community centre in Uganda to keep our kids and their projects safe. When the Covid 19 pandemic hit the world hard in 2020 -we faced additional challenges. As many people became more desperate; our crops, goats and chickens were stolen and our house was broken into.
We are using a Dutch architectural design that can be found predominantly in the UK and Netherlands. Surprisingly, our friend, Karim showed us one in Kampala, Uganda. The Crinkle Crankle design also, surprisingly, uses less bricks than a traditional wall.
Covid 19 Initiatives
2020 was a challenging year, worldwide, due to covid 19. Borders closed and lockdowns forced everyone to stay home. Quickly our team in Uganda had to pivot from gatherings for workshops to focusing on Initiatives that supported not only our kids but our community and the communities of our friends.
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Our Mission Statement
Kids Canada is a not-for-profit organization that works with kids here in Canada and in Uganda to help build a world of compassion, kindness and human rights for all. Our mission is to help break down the negative gender, cultural and racial stereotypes that hold us all back.
Through cultural exchanges of art and technology, children from Canada and Uganda, are given the opportunity to share personal stories and to work on joint projects that encourage collaboration and open dialogue. Not just a charitable organization; we run our centre as a business and chip away the negative affects of colonialism at a psychological level.
Our Latest Success Story
The Ugandan Friendship Project quietly does fabulous work in both Canada and in Uganda. Transparent, accountable, accessible and downright super fun to be around – this dynamic team brings mad skills and love to all of their important initiatives.
Just before covid hit – Bones and Jocelyn held a Fix-It-Yourself Bicycle Workshop that brought well loved bicycles from all over the village to our UKC Centre of Art and Technology in Uganda. All bikes were shown Bones’ love -just in time as cars were all locked down when Covid-19 hit the world. We love you #TeamJJB
We urgently need your support to secure our community centre in Uganda
When the world was stopped in its tracks by the Covid 19 pandemic -Master Teresa reached out to ask us how she could help. She has worked tirelessly to reduce the cost of her workshops and offered free classes by donation to help her students during a time when work stopped for many of us. Thanks to her and all of her students, many of you reading this now, we have been able to kickstart our UKC Crinkle Crankle Wall project to help secure our centre; a centre that we feel will raise compassionate and kind little humans who will fight for human rights for all. We have no words to express our gratitude; you’ve made our hearts and the hearts of our kids smile.
HEARTFELT THANKS FOR YOUR DONATIONS
Since 2012, Kids Canada has been 100% volunteer driven and 100% of funds raised go towards our initiatives. We can’t thank you enough. Because of your generosity we have been able to kickstart our UKC Crinkle Crankle Wall project to secure our centre. Here is where your donations are going and have been going.
- cement, sand, gravel, wood, bricks
- transport of supplies (trucks for sand/gravel and bodas (mopeds)
- bicycle (supplies including collection of water)
- water barrel (water harvesting)
- food (we provide lunch)
- jobs (we hire our moms and local youth)