I met the folks at Jinja Connection a few years ago and I really admired the work they were doing because they were working with “Street Kids” and that’s no easy job. Living in one of the poorest places on the planet is one thing. Living on the streets in one of the poorest places on the planet is quite another. The mission of Jinja Connection is to, “reach the street children in Jinja, Uganda who are eager to learn, whether they are in an existing organizations or are living on the streets and villages in Jinja.” The key phrase that strikes me is, “eager to learn”. When the organizers of Jinja Connection sought my advice about a small computer lab to help teach their kids computer skills, I found it hard to give them advice because what I really wanted to do was give them their own computers loaded with training software to help give their kids a head start. And that’s exactly what we did.
Thanks to generous equipment donors, we were able to donate three PC’s to Jinja Connection. These pictures really tell the story. The kids are thrilled with the computers, thirsty for knowledge and I just can’t wait to see how things go.