******* APPLICATION FORM FOR UGANDA TRIP: November 10-22, 2016 *******


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Supporters help build a new clinic to meet the medical needs of local children.

Because of you, the supporters of Sylvia's Children, who have faithfully and diligently sent your financial support, Mbiriizi, Uganda now has a brand new medical clinic building! This beautiful building will help meet the medical needs of the community which could not have been done without you!
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Ugandan Nurse Lydia Nunes Named “Nurse of the Week” by HireNurses.com

To honor this year’s National Nurses Week, Boston-based HireNurses.com named Lydia Nunes, a 28-year-old Ugandan nurse, its first “Nurse of the Week.” Nurses who had been nominated for this honor had to submit a description of their job and why they are a nurse. Lydia’s winning entry was both heartwarming and touched the hearts of the judges.

The first of its kind online recruiting platform for the nursing community, HireNurses.com honored Nunes for the outstanding work she does around the clock caring for and nursing more than 1,000 children, one fourth of which are orphans, at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Uganda. HireNurses.com has formed an alliance with Sylvia’s Children to solicit health care professionals for upcoming medical trips thereby allowing Sylvia’s Children to fulfill its mission of providing quality health care to the school, its employees, the family members of the children and the village of Mbiriizi in general. Read Story


Join Us on a Future Trip for Sylvia's Children!

Dates: November 12-22, 2016

The dates are November 12-22 and for $3,500 you will have covered all the costs except getting your Visa, the shots and tips while we are there. (This trip will have a safari component!) This will be the eleventh Christmas party we have done and it is an unbelievable experience as you get to have the joy of being with children who are so very appreciative of everything! This year every girl will get a new dress and every boy a new shirts.

You will work hard, helping us pack 1,100 goody bags, serving the children and staff, passing out cake, etc. BUT you will feel so good afterwards.

In addition, we are inviting medical personnel to join us so they can work in the clinic and help the community and continue training our medical staff. I need to start making reservations now so let me know as soon as possible if you will be joining us. Questions? Just call me 732 946 2711 or send me an e-mail sylvia@sylviaschildrlen.org. Need to start planning!


Steven Le Vine in Uganda, Africa.
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Children Helping Children at Vacation Bible School

Shoes donated by children during VBS.

Children who participated in the Vacation Bible School at the Aitkin United Methodist Church collected 137 pairs of shoes for the children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School in Uganda, Africa. The project, entitled “Shoes of Peace”, was the brainchild of the VBS coordinators, Celia Doty (pictured standing on left of children) and Julie Hansen.

The VBS was held August 19-23 and ran from 9 to 11:30 am. A total of 15 children ranging in age from 4 to 12 participated in this drive. Sylvia Allen, founder of Sylvia's Children, spoke to the children, talked about how different the living conditions were for the African children and demonstrated how valuable these she contributions were to the Ugandan children, many of whom have no shoes.

Celia, who went to Uganda with Sylvia's Children on their Christmas 2010 trip said, “When our children learned that many children had no shoes at all, when they themselves had as many as 10 pairs, they began to enthusiastically collect shoes and bring them to school.” Interestingly, as people learned about the shoe drive they began to bring shoes to Celia's shop, Modern Beauty. She is still accepting donations and, as she said, “With 1,000 children needing shoes just keep bringing the shoes!” Sylvia's Children 9/16/13. Read entire article

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Child gives his own money to help African children.

A Child's Heart Touched by Sylvia's Children

When young Brendon learned of the children in the Mbiriizi Primary School in Masaka, Uganda, Africa, he knew he wanted to help. After talking to his parents, he presented his school teacher with a letter and $125 of his own money to give to Sylvia's Children.
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