From Our Hearts to Yours: The Ssubi Foundation ~ Building Hope
For more than a decade, Village Honda has been proud to support the Ssubi Foundation. The word Ssubi means “Hope” and providing hope to hundreds of families in the African country of Uganda is what the Ssubi Foundation does through the development and operation of schools, housing and support for teachers, libraries, playgrounds and community centres. As a major sponsor of the annual Ssubi Foundation fundraiser, Village Honda has donated over $100,000 to support their efforts.
Village Honda has also supported the Ssubi Foundation through donations of shirts and hats, as well as volunteer assistance at Ssubi functions. With help from its supporters, the Ssubi Foundation has helped over 3,000 children in Uganda by building schools, teacher residences and providing educational material. The Ssubi Foundation also aids in micro financing for women. Through these initiatives, many women are able to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. The Ssubi Foundation believes that education is key to knowledge and with knowledge comes power – power to believe, power to dream and power to be the best that you can be. We share this belief and proudly support Ssubi.
The Founding of Ssubi
Philip Ndugga, was born in Uganda during one of the most tumultuous times in its history. He was given an opportunity to go to school and hope for a better future.
That gift of hope is the reason the Ssubi Foundation exists today. Philip went on to meet his wife and Ssubi co-founder, Tracy, in Kampala where she was working as a biologist for the Jane Goodall Institute. Together, they moved to Calgary, Alberta but left their hearts in Uganda. In 2001 they started the Ssubi Foundation*.
Together, we can share HOPE
With the building of schools, playgrounds and teacher housing, the Ssubi Foundation has enriched the lives of so many underpriviledged children. With education, these children have hope for their future.
These pictures are from a recent trip to Uganda which captured the hard work that goes into building a school for the children.
The Ssubi Foundation also aids the Rwot Rubanga Lukica Women’s Group. Through this outlet loans are available to assist with education or starting a business.