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Glimmer of Hope

  • By HERBERT SSEJJENGO · United Arab Emirates, MENA

 

Glimmer of Hope

Main aim of the charity

Offering an outlet through which some disadvantaged members of the community can express their feelings, imagination , hope and dreams through Visual Art

How the employee got involved and why

In 2017 November, I received a call from my Young Brother about a certain project he was devoting so much time to, every second he could save. I decided to visit him, see what it was, and on top of Namirembe hill in Uganda, his directions led me, I found him with 3 small humble bubbly and joyful kids, who happily welcomed me and led me on to meet their Mum, who seemed happy to hear my Voice, pulled me closer to her to my amazement and started running his fingers round my head to get a feel of my head shape, after a few seconds she exclaimed, Ahaa! you look just like your Brother, At that moment I suspected she might be blind, but I could not get myself to request her to take off her shades, so I consulted my Brother and indeed , this Confident lady was blind, but my Brother was helping her to draw what she could feel and imagine in her Darkness.

What work does the employee do for charity?

Educating the Kids and trying to create a platform to showcase the amazing work of Art drawn by this Brilliant Mother, who sees things brighter than us who can see, and paints the world more colorful than most

What impact would winning have on the charity?

It would go along way in helping this family set up a sustainable livelihood for this single mother and her kids. I would wish to accord her a platform where she showcase her skill, courage , motivation to many like her, whose conditions are sometimes deemed hopeless.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

It would set me up on the right path to opening up and fulfilling my dream of providing Education to the less privileged, a dream that inspired me to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Education

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