Jackie is a 16-year-old teen mom in our Literacy class. Sometimes she leaves her daughter in our free daycare, and sometimes she takes her to class. She’s not the only one – every class averages one baby or toddler every day!
But Jackie has never been to school, didn’t know how to read or speak English, and never dreamed she would have the chance to learn. Whatever she has to do to be in class she does.
We have 75 students at Touch the Slum. We are the only organization in Namuwongo that focuses on teen girls, offers free literacy and vocational training, has a residential program, and does community outreach.
How do we do all that?
This year alone we have:
- had over 140 completely projects funded on DonorSee,
- seen our farm 3/4 funded,
- increased the number of monthly donors by 50%,
- received hundreds of pounds of donated clothing, diapers, and sanitary pads,
- and had the privilege of speaking to several hundred people in person about out our work.
Most of this has happened because you gave, you told people about our work, you invited me to speak, or you thought of the girls while cleaning out closets or shopping.
This year, we have a generous donor who has offered to match all gifts up to $5,000!! That means every dollar you give is doubled!
Can we count on you for a year-end gift?
As always, 100% of your donation goes to the program. You can make sure we’re ready when the next teen mom like Jackie comes to us for help! Just click below, or mail a check to Ten Eighteen, 3500 Rock Creek Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609.
Tweyanzizza nnyo, tweyanzeege — we are so grateful, thank you very much!
PS I’ll be doing an Instagram Live today with Ronald at 12:30pm EST – pop over and say hi!