Sunday, 6 November 2011

Ronald wants to be a medical doctor

Uganda through the eyes of a child

Ronald is a 16-year child from the Lunganga Primary School in the Bududa district of Eastern Uganda. His teachers describe him as a smart young man who particularly enjoys Mathematics and science subjects. His ambition is to one day become a medical doctor, and work to help improve the health system in his immediate area.

Ronald is participating in the Hands of Action Art project in the hope that someone will like his drawing enough to buy it, and allow him to buy some of the school books and materials he needs to continue his studies.

Like most of the students in Ronald's class, he isn't looking for a hand-out. He isn't begging. But he does realise that sometimes we have to ask for help. Asking for help, is not a sign of weakness, in fact, it is a sign of strength.

Some 400 artworks are currently being prepared for shipment to Hong Kong where we will scan them and prepare them for display in an online auction.

We'd also like to display them physically, in a gallery or other location, and have a live auction for some of the prints..

All the funds raised will be returned to Uganda, to the 600 children and four participating schools to help them fund their ongoing and future programmes.

For more information please visit the blog posts below.

If you would like to become involved - either through a direct donation, or goods in kind (we need picture frames for example!!!) please do contact us through the email address on this page or via my twitter account @chrisgelken

On behalf of Henry, who you met yesterday, and Ronald, and their 598 brothers and sisters, we look forward to hearing from you.

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