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Dream for Uganda Mission Statement

 

Enriching the lives of Ugandan youth by providing access to the performing arts program at Cambridge Secondary School, Kyengera

 


 

The kids from Suubi Fusion Troupe will be here soon for their October/November Ontario tour. Get your tickets and experience a performance unlike anything you have seen before.

Raw, wild and exciting, traditional East African music that will stir your soul.

Oct. 17, ZUMBATHON, 12-2 pm Shake your Booty with Suubi, Albert McCormick Community Centre, 500 Parkside Dr. Waterloo $20 advance, www.ticketscene.ca, $25 door
Oct. 18, PERFORMANCE, 2-4 pm Waterloo Region Muse- um, 10 Huron Rd., by donation
Oct. 20 & 21, When the Red Dust Settles, 7 pm a power- ful evening of storytelling with MT Space Young Compa- ny, Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener, 7 p.m., by donation
Nov.2, Suubi: Dance Drum Dream, 7:30 pm Grand River Film Festival, film screening and performance, Dunfield Theatre, Cambridge, 46 Grand Ave.S., tickets $15 grff.ca
Nov. 5, with Alysha Brilla 7 pm. The Boathouse, Victoria Park, Kitchener, tickets: $20/15 advance online: www.nerudaarts.ca, $25 door


 

Dream for Uganda INC is a non-profit organization based in Waterloo Region dedicated to supporting Performing Arts education in Uganda.

 

The Dream project began in 2011 when Valerie Hill of the The Record heard about a fundraising project to build a school in a remote area of Uganda.

As a result of fundraising events to raise and equip the Walper School, she met and befriended people with links to more schools in Uganda and the dream got bigger. Through Henry Lukenge, she made contact with, and visited the Cambridge Secondary School. Before long, not only was the Walper School building under way, plans were being forged to bring performance students from the Cambridge Secondary School for a tour of Southern Ontario.

With the success of this tour in 2013, the Dream for Uganda committee decided it was time to become a fully-fledged non-profit with long-term plans to maintain the community links between schools in Waterloo Region and Uganda.

We have learned of huge needs within the education system in Uganda and we also know how much we have to learn about shared humanity and our similarities outweighing our differences. Through working with the school administrators, teachers and the students themselves we have developed a plan to sponsor self-sustaining and self-financing education in Uganda.

The permanent Dream for Uganda Board is now dedicated to supporting performance art education in Uganda while creating opportunities for students within Waterloo Region to work and learn together with students from The Cambridge School.

We are also delighted to foster school-to-school links between Uganda and Waterloo region. The first of these is between Driftwood Park Public School in Waterloo Region and Green Hill Nursery and Primary School  in Uganda.


 

‘Dream for Uganda’ the Documentary

On October 13, 2014, a team of six Dream for Uganda volunteers from Waterloo Region will spend one month at the Cambridge Secondary School in Uganda, helping the school set up a library and enhance its performing arts program through drama, creative writing and music workshops. The project will be captured on film by two documentary film makers from Waterloo Region and will be the featured film at the 2015 Grand River Film Festival.

From the film makers: “Dream for Uganda” is a film in which music will be the thread, the backbone, and the vehicle of narrative. Music will take the viewer from scene to character, from storyteller to mentor and from Ugandan to Canadian.

Packing up: The boys, Zac and Mitch, along with Catherine are looking at the keyboards wondering how we are going to pack them safely

Packing up: The boys, Zac and Mitch, along with Catherine are looking at the keyboards wondering how we are going to pack them safely.

The boxes on the dining room table are all the supplies for the library we have to take.

The boxes on the dining room table are all the supplies for the library we have to take.

 


 

 

Read more about how Dream for Uganda began with the Walper School Project

Read more about The Cambridge Secondary School

Read more about the 2013 performance tour

Read more about the Project to build the Green Hills School

 


 

 

Get Involved

Could you organize a fundraiser, contribute some expertise or imagination? Contact us and let us know you’d like to help.

 

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