Meet Gladys. Forced to move by tribal warfare, Gladys' family found enough money to build a make shift home- a tent. Made from sticks and weathered plastic, her family of ten spent seven years sleeping on one queen sized mattress on the dirt floor.
One day everything changed. Gladys was invited to attend Uhuru Academy- a Christian boarding school. There she made friends, received consistent food, education, and one-on-one Christian mentorship. Before long, Gladys’ friends asked to come to her home. Nervous, Gladys shared her fear, “How will people judge me when they see the way I live.” How did they respond? They were shaken to their core and they wanted to help.
Their challenge, how can youth, many of whom have grown up living in mud huts, possibly pay to build a home? Thinking out of the box, 47 of the students chose to give up eating meat for two months, so the money saved could build Gladys a home?
Gladys’ schoolmates gave up so much to help. What can you give up? Join us. Give an education to a youth in need.