August 20th is just around the corner!!!

David Martin Aliker and Kevin Bailey from BOSCO will be in Elmhurst for a series of talks. Mr. Aliker will speak to the Elmhurst Rotary at noon. In the evening at 7 p.m., he will speak at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 537 S. York St. in Elmhurst. All are welcome to attend. Please click here for the details.

BOSCO… is connecting northern Ugandan villages with each other and with the outside world using the technological assistance of University of Notre Dame alumni. The Catholic archdiocese of Gulu Uganda hopes that such communication will help in the reduction of violence in the north as well as help in the education and well-being of the people. For more information:

ChildrenUP speaks to the Lions Club of Elmhust

On Monday, July 20, the director of ChildrenUP, Mr. Charles Laliberte spoke to the Noon Lions Club of Elmhurst, Illinois. The presentation included the lushness of the Ugandan landscape, but also the havoc wrought by the Lord’s Resistance Army. An emphasis was placed on the education of children, including a picture of a third grade classroom with 155 students. He told of the personal stories of Nancy, Norbert and others whom he met in Uganda.

Visit to Uganda

Nicole Laliberte of ChildrenUP visited Uganda in June 2009. Nicole met with school officials, Ugandan NGO’s (non-governmental agencies) as well as with other students. She also did some groundwork for ChildrenUP, evaluating projects we are presently sponsoring and setting up new contacts for ChildrenUP. This is beneficial for the ChildrenUP’s director who plans on visiting in October. During last year’s trip, Nicole met with teachers at Kirombe Primary School as pictured in this photo.