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Gold and Silver Gala Sponsors

Huge thanks to Fischer Plumbing and Fischer Sewer for sponsoring this year’s Gala at the Gold level, and to Pacific Lighting Systems for sponsoring at the Silver level AND donating two fantastic vacation packages (Hawaii and Suncadia) to the auction. Support like this helps to underwrite Gala expenses, such as food, room and equipment rental, ...

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Quarterly Visits

Asia Kamukama, our Uganda Director, visits each school that you support four times a year. She meets with school management and administration to see how they’re using the supplies you donate, conduct reviews, manage transitions to different levels of Sister Schools’ support, and answer questions, as well as arrange for annual supply distributions.  Asia’s favorite ...

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School, school, school

Love these charming scholars from Ntawo Primary School singing about the importance of school, school, school. Every book, pencil, crayon and the hope you send along with them changes their lives forever.

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Welcome New Board Member Lew Dickert

Lew Dickert is currently principal of Little Cedars Elementary in Snohomish County, WA. Prior to that, Lew was principal at Fernwood Elementary for nine years. It was at Fernwood where Lew first encountered Sister Schools and quickly became one of our staunchest advocates. Lew emceed seven of the annual Fernwood Benefit Concert for Sister Schools ...

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Save 10/17 for Gala 2015

Save Saturday, October 17 for Sister Schools’ Annual Gala at the Museum of Flight. The African Market will be back, so you can pick up Mukwano Blend coffee and African artifacts for all of your holiday gift-giving needs. We’ve collected spectacular live and silent auction items, too. The Gala is a fun and entertaining way ...

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9th Annual Benefit Concert

Love great music? Love kids? Love Sister Schools? Please join the Fernwood Elementary School community along with special guests Overton Berry, Jeff Davies, and Jennifer Hopper for the 9th annual Sister Schools Benefit Concert, Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011. Suggested donation: $15 adult, ...

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Katherine’s View

We are entertained by singing, dancing, and drumming at every school we visit. As a music educator I am fascinated everything I see and hear. After we arrive at the school and have the chance to greet the students with a handshake and their shy response to “what is your name?” we are led to ...

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Second Team Arrives

Second Team Arrives

Team 2 arrived yesterday–board member/Bad Monkeys director/teacher Katherine Berry; Julia Leitman, who came to Uganda 10 years ago as a middle-schooler; Sebastian Ruggiero, in Uganda for the first time; and Melissa McGill, Terry’s wife, here for the 8th time. We brought photo items to three schools, including Ntawo, which is partnered with Katherine’s school, Fernwood. ...

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A Stop in Asia’s Village

A Stop in Asia’s Village

Country Director Asia Kamukama is careful and objective when she selects schools for us to visit. After working for Sister Schools for almost eight years, Asia finally recommended Namulaba, the primary school she attended as a child, for our consideration. Asia’s parents still live in same village, in the same house, where Asia grew up ...

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New School Visits

In addition to distributing supplies to partnered schools, each year we also visit several new schools. The Head Teachers give us a tour, describe their students and community, and point out problems they hope we can help with. Strategic Head Teachers, along with their School Management Committees and PTAs, can direct any savings they enjoy ...

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