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Update from Family Care Uganda

From FCU: We're so thrilled about our older students' accomplishments. All 5 of our students who sat the challenging A-level/year 12/High School graduation level got top grades, either As or Bs! There is a high chance that they may qualify for a difficult-to-win Government scholarship to University! Thomas sat his exams in a school in the North, and they were so impressed with his Principle passes in the sciences, it was mentioned on radio several times, they were so proud of him. Read more about Update from Family Care Uganda

Turkey & Syria Earthquake Relief

Turkey and Syria experienced multiple earthquakes on February 6th and then again on February 20th, which resulted in varying degrees of devastation in over ten large cities, as well as numerous smaller towns and villages. Whole towns and villages were completely destroyed! Syrian refugees were among those hardest hit by the devastating twin earthquakes. As I was jolted out of my bed during the intense shaking of the 7.8 earthquake on that fateful morning of February 6th, I paused for a brief moment to feel the intensity of the quake and decide, Do I try to hide for cover by huddling next to our large refrigerator, which would hopefully somehow protect me? Or do I run for the door and rush into the streets since I live on the ground floor of the apartment? I safely made it out into the cold, rainy night where I heard the screams of people trying to quickly get out of their buildings. Soon, the streets were flooded with terrified apartment dwellers. Read more about Turkey & Syria Earthquake Relief

Classes during the Lockdowns

Uganda's lockdown from school was one of the longest in the world. Our teachers worked constantly creating self-study kits for our children in the bush, far away from any possibility of on-line studies. It's all paid off! Our first mid-term exams went great! Throughout the 2 extreme lockdowns, schooling has continued only for certain classes facing National exams, medical trainees and recently again, colleges. Read more about Classes during the Lockdowns

Progress on the Uganda Farm

Our long-term goal is to create a commercial farm on our 20 acres across from our school, that will become the major income-generator for the school. Here a few of our farm team very pleased with the latest cabbage harvest! Read more about Progress on the Uganda Farm

Home for the Holidays!

The holidays are a really big deal when you have to leave home to attend school for a good part of the school year. This past school year, Family Care Uganda accepted 12 students from the Ik Tribe. Getting an education for these students means leaving family and loved ones and the remote tribe they call home, but it's worth it for the students and their families. Here is the latest from Gulu. Read more about Home for the Holidays!

Nepal Earthquake Relief!

"We founded the Family Voluntary Services of Nepal in September 1995 and we've been serving the beautiful people of Nepal ever since. In 2008 my personal family had to leave due to health issues for my wife and educational needs for my children-- and my then assistant, Evangeline (Lily) Neve, took over the project management and has been faithfully serving ever since, day in & out-- not come & go weekly mission trips, but living & giving 24/7 full-time for almost 20 yrs now! Read more about Nepal Earthquake Relief!

What's Up in Gulu?

With a new school year starting up, the children and staff and the Family Care Uganda school in Gulu, are happy to be back at school and are ready for a rockin' year ahead! Some of the highlights of the past weeks include the arrival of twelve new students -- children from the Ik mountain tribes and two new housing units that are nearly ready to accomodate FCU's burgeoning student population. Catch up on the latest Gulu happenings here.  Read more about What's Up in Gulu?

Need Help Finding an Online College?

Online college degree have their advantages, especially if you live overseas or need a flexible schedule while you obtain your degree. If you're thinking of getting a degree utilizing an online college program, here are some resources to help you on your way. Please bear in mind that not all online colleges are created equal. While there are some programs that are very good and have good rankings, by doing your research and checking reviews, etc. you can avoid the more "fly-by-night", poor quality programs that cost a lot while offering very little in return. 

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More International Scholarship Programs

For any of our readers who live in foreign countries and are looking for scholarships to help them in their pursing a college degree, here is a website that provides updated listings of international scholarships. The website is called "Scholarships for Development" and is specifically designed to help people in developing countries further their education.  Happy scholarship hunting! Click here for the listRead more about More International Scholarship Programs

Summer Highlights and Progress In Gulu

Hot off the press, the latest updates from the Gulu team. Click here to read all about the very special summer vacation trip, the first time many of these impoverished children have been outside of Gulu. 

Click here to read more about the progress made by the FCU team, including a new administration building.  Enjoy! Read more about Summer Highlights and Progress In Gulu