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inspiring hope abroad, philanthropy at home

Registration Now Open for 13th Annual Auction Gala!

Sister Schools invites you to register for a magical evening. Your investment in our unique mission will bring hope to children locally and in Uganda. To reserve your spot you can click here to register.  We are also looking for corporate sponsors and volunteers.  We would love to talk to you about the gala and ...

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Elementary Students Hold 10th Annual Benefit Concert for Sister Schools

Music students at Fernwood Elementary School knew they had done something special by holding a supply drive for Sister Schools that helped children in Uganda, Africa, but they were inspired to do even more.  Ten years later, the school is now preparing to celebrate its 10th annual Fernwood Elementary Benefit Concert to raise money for ...

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Purple and Green – Kibiribiri Primary School

Purple and Green – Kibiribiri Primary School

Tuesday, April 4 – WOW! A great day distributing Sister Schools supplies. We handed out the donated items from Little Cedars Elementary in Snohomish, WA to Kibiribiri Primary School. This is one of my favorite schools because of their smart purple uniforms and bright smiles. The kids at Kibiribiri were amazed at how many items ...

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New Shirts and Pink Shorts!

New Shirts and Pink Shorts!

We visited Ntawo Primary School today and we were so impressed. They showed us exactly how they have been using the school supplies that they got from Samantha Smith Elementary in Sammamish, WA last year. They are drawing pictures with the crayons and colored pencils. They are reading the books. They are using the pencils ...

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Fun with Katete Primary School

Fun with Katete Primary School

Wednesday, March 28 – we just got back from a super fun day at Katete Primary school where we distributed the generous school supplies donated from Arrowhead Elementary School in Bothell, WA. The Katete kids and teachers were very appreciative of all the books, pencils, pens, crayons, balls and of course their brand-new Sister Schools ...

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Check Out the Backpacks!

Check Out the Backpacks!

Had a trifecta day in Uganda. Visited Kiyunga Islamic Primary School today to deliver the many boxes of school supplies donated by Greenwood Elementary School in Seattle. We took 200+ pictures of the kids with their new school supplies. We set up an assembly line to fill their new Sister Schools backpacks with notebooks, readers ...

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Spring 2017 Return Presentations

The impact of Sister Schools shines through with our return presentations.  Our staff retun to the elementary schools that were so generous in the fall with a special video presentation just for their school. Students are able to see first-hand the Ugandan students who received their donations!   This is a fun, meaningful (and emotional) way ...

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Supplies are on their WAY!

Supplies are on their WAY!

The container is at the port and ready to head off to Uganda!  Our friends at Freight Expeditors, Inc came through again! Not only do they provide all our local transport needs but they’re great supporters of our annual Gala. This year, they even donated the container and certification costs! Thank you Erik, Julie, Julio ...

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Building Hope with Skanska

Building Hope with Skanska

Driving around Seattle it is hard to miss the construction happening throughout downtown.  There are safety fences surrounding these sites and in big lettering reads one word: SKANSKA.  However, Skanska is more than a worldwide corporation.  For Sister Schools, Skanska is a partner, a supporter, and a builder of hope for children in Uganda. For many ...

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A Day in the Life of a Ugandan Student

A Day in the Life of a Ugandan Student

We hear the stories about life in Uganda.  We think we understand.  However, as we wake-up in the morning and check Waze for updates on traffic, grumble about the new HOT lanes on I-405, and sigh as (once again) we need to deal with yet a new “calming circle” that has been added next to ...

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