Please join us on a 27 Mile bike ride to support a special education teacher for the Noah’s Ark School for children with disabilities in Uganda
WHEN: October 2, 2016 beginning at 9:30 am REGISTRATION DESK OPEN AT 9:00 AM
WHO: Come and meet Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, founder of Bright Kids Uganda, 2008 Woman of the Year, Olympian and the driving force behind special education in Uganda.
WHERE: Allegheny Passage Trail – Waterfront - meet in the parking lot next to the bike rental
201 W Waterfront Dr Homestead, PA 15120
Forecast for Sunday is Mostly Sunny and 72 degrees!! Perfect weather for a bike ride!
Please complete the REGISTRATION below. All registrations received before September 16th are guaranteed a t-shirt in their size. After the 16th, t-shirts will be provided according to availability.
Improving the lives of vulnerable children.
Last year our 27 Miles for 27 Girls bike ride raised over $1,800 for the LWALA Girls school. These funds were used to bring electricity to the girl’s dorms and to create a study room that the girls could use at night.
The funds raised from this year’s charity bike ride will go towards hiring a special education teacher for the Noah’s Ark school for children with disabilities. We are hoping to raise enough funds to support the hiring of a special education teacher for 27 weeks who can train current teachers as they develop effective programs for the school.
Unable to join the 27 Mile Ride? You can still participate in this project by making a tax deductible donation for Special Education in Uganda.
PHOTO: Children and staff of Noah's Ark School during our visit in August 2016
Noah’s Ark school for children with disabilities opened in September 2015 by members of the Advocates for Children with Disabilities (ACD) parent group. Forty children attend the school and because of limited transportation, most of them stay in the dormitories. During our visit in August 2016, we found the staff to be friendly and caring. Unfortunately some parents who enrolled their children in the school have not paid any tuition or returned for their children. They have been abandoned. The school desperately needs more teachers however without the tuition from all students, additional teachers cannot be hired.