One of my proudest accomplishments is walking across the stage in front of hundreds of peers to accept my college diploma. I graduated with an undergraduate degree from Purdue University in May 2012. Before graduation, I locked up a job at Google and prepared myself to move to San Francisco. This was a time of celebration and reflection. I reflected on my own education and how I got to where I am now. It really started with my mom and dad that taught me the importance of education and pushed me to do well in school. With their help, I was placed in accelerated or “gifted” classes starting in 6th grade all the way through high school. Without these building blocks, I would never have been accepted into Purdue and given such amazing opportunities. But then I couldn’t help but think about the millions of children that don’t even get the opportunity for the most basic education. So I challenged Team Never Settle to purchase school uniforms for the beginning of the school year in Uganda.
— Jeremy Pittman, Executive Director
School Uniforms Purchased Through Never Settle Were Given to 3 Villages in Uganda
Kabale is in southwest Uganda located in the beautiful mountainous region bordering Rwanda and the Congo. The Global Orphan Project and the Church of Uganda partnered to develop a church-based children’s orphanage at this location. The local church named it “The Father’s House.” A sewing center was also setup at this location to create local jobs and meet the demand for school uniforms from students at the orphanages.
Lira is in northern Uganda, an area devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a 20-plus year civil war. This generation gap created a large need for orphan care through northern Uganda. The 48 children living here have a private school to attend and school uniforms provided by Team Never Settle.
Gulu is in northern Uganda, an area devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a 20-plus year civil war. The Global Orphan Project partnered with the Church of Uganda to plant a church-based children’s orphanage in Lira. The 36 children living here have a private school to attend and school uniforms provided by Team Never Settle.