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“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
This quote always struck me. While the quote itself is hard-hitting, the person behind the quote makes it all the more interesting: Hellen Keller. A woman who, in many ways, did not have a ‘traditional’ life because of circumstances she could not control. And yet, she did amazing things with a transformative attitude.
It’s all about perspective.
Read all about Carla Blumenthal’s upcoming trip to Uganda to visit with the girls at Arlington Academy of Hope!
This morning, we woke up to news of landslides in Bududa district, Uganda, where our partner school Arlington Academy of Hope is located. Right now, sources are confirming around eighteen dead, but the death toll could be as many as 450. Luckily, the school itself was spared; but we (like many) are awaiting details on the many people who lived in the surrounding areas.
As of 10:43 AM EST, Christen Brandt is reporting that the volunteer coordinator at AAH stated: “None of the primary school students were killed, injured, or missing to the best of [her] knowledge. The children were at the school for a music festival when the landslide occurred. At this point, with preliminary information only, two children have lost their families. We are not sure about any secondary school students or their families at this time. It is unlikely that any secondary students were involved as they were away at their schools.” AAH reports they will likely be organizing a drive for donations soon, once they have more information from their team on the ground, as local refugees will need kerosene, food, and tent materials. We will update you on those efforts as soon as possible.
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