If you follow the Ideba blog or our social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that we just completed two major events that are part of our annual commitment to education and giving back to the community. If you are not familiar with what we’ve been up to, check out our blog post about this year’s trip to Uganda and the one about our prep work for delivering school supplies to West Union Elementary.

We also attended the beginning of the year assembly at West Union. This is where we actually present and deliver the school supplies to the classrooms. At the assembly we typically show a video of the Uganda trip and sometimes do a demonstration. One of these demonstrations gave a few students the chance to try carrying a jerry can full of water. Along with that, we talked about how many of the Ugandan students are responsible for walking to the local river, filling a jerry can, and carrying it back home. Sometimes it’s several miles round trip.

One of the goals of our partnerships with West Union and Mpondwe Lhubiriha is to help give students a global perspective. Encouragingly, we’ve had an impact on a least one student. A 5th grader at West Union is raising funds to build a well for the students at Mpondwe Lhubiriha. The student has presented to classmates and is readying a presentation to share with other classes at the school. This is especially timely as there is a recent outbreak of Cholera in the region. This well can provide the school with clean water and be a huge benefit since many of the students board at the school.

You can donate at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/crawford-sly-raising-money-to-build-a-well-in-uganda/davidsly. Please consider giving as every little bit helps.

—Aaron Baldwin, Senior Designer