Beers for the Bush bar crawl 

​     May 2014 - our first fund raising event to build an inclusive school in Uganda: Silver Memorial Inclusive Learning & Education Center - SMILE


27 Miles for 27 girls

     October 2015 - our first bike ride to raise funds for the LWALA Girls school


Raise the Roof campaign

     March 2015 - Award winning short documentary, Powerful Medicine: Simply Magic - Film and Q & A at Carlow University


Raise the Roof bar crawl

     April 2015 - our second bar crawl for Silver Memorial Inclusive Learning & Education Center (SMILE)


27 Miles for 27 weeks of special education

     October 2016 - our second bike ride to raise funds to hire a special education teacher at Noah's Ark School for children with special needs


Carlow University JAM - Jubilee Acts of Mercy

     April 2016 -  The Pope declared 2016 as a Jubilee Year of Mercy. Carlow students hosted an event to honor this and to raise awareness and funds for special projects in developing countries. 


Beers for the Bush bar crawl

     May 2016 - our third bar crawl to complete Silver Memorial Inclusive Learning & Education Center (SMILE)


Clean Water Jam

     June 2017 - our first night of music to raise funds to drill a well in Chodong and Kanyanga villages. 


27 Miles for 27 weeks of special education
     October 2017 - Our 3rd annual bike ride to raise funds to hire a special education teacher at Noah's Ark School for children with special needs


Clean Water for Matata

     March 2018 - Water Wall, Food Trucks and Concert with Bad Custer at the St. Agnes Activity Center on Carlow University Campus


​Single Barrel at Steamworks Creative

     April 2018 - Benefit concert for Matata wells


Beers for the Bush Bar Crawl

     May 2018 - our fourth bar crawl to raise funds for a well in Matata. Held in the South Side of Pittsburgh. 

Previous initiatives - since 2013 VCAYA has been on the ground learning about the needs of communities in developing countries.

Based on what we learned, these are a few of our completed initiatives. 

Improving the lives of vulnerable children

Silver Oonyo Memorial Inclusive School in Opucet

     Where all children, regardless of ability status are welcome!


Community-based academic garden curriculum  ​

     Developed with teachers in the Bukedea region of Uganda and graduate students at Carlow University Education Programs


​​Community garden & Clean water project

     Creating sustainability through improved gardening practices and a well for the village of Kodiata, Uganda


LWALA Girls School Security

     Installed solar powered lighting to the dorms and developed a reading room for study


Clean water for schools in Nicaragua

     Repaired wells in San Bartolo and Zappato Primary schools

Previous events - since 2014 VCAYA has been hosting events to build awareness and to raise funds for our initiatives. Here are some highlights: