Happy Monday! Here at Yiya we have exciting news! We are happy to announce our crowdfunding campaign which will launch on #GivingTuesday (Nov 28th) and continue through the holiday season until New Year’s Eve. Please consider making Yiya a part of your year-end giving plan. Your funds will help close our 2018 funding gap and allow the Yiya program to continue for 240 Ugandan high school students and their teachers.
We are launching this crowdfunding campaign through GlobalGiving, which has accepted us into their crowdfunding accelerator! This accelerator has been training us in the fine art of nonprofit fundraising, culminating in the year-end #GivingTuesday crowdfunding competition, which will launch on Nov 28th. Join the international movement to give back after the consumer craziness of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”!
In 2018, we will teach mechanical engineering to Yiya students in Term 1 through the technology of gravity lights. In Term 2, we will teach agricultural engineering through composting latrine toilets to generate fertilizer for crops. We’ll post fun information about these technologies in upcoming blog posts!
In this holiday season, we are grateful to our whole Yiya community for their support in making our program accessible to students in Northern Uganda.