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Making a difference and you can

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

 John F. Kennedy

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It takes a few helping hands to make a difference and maybe you can help.  You are looking at a picture outside Kashari, Uganda.

Zion Kids Palace Nursery School – Kashari, Mbarara

There is a school there that is being run by Herbert Tushabe and Rachael Nsimenta in a rural part of Uganda and they are on a mission to help the children in this area thrive.

Here is their story in their words:

Racheal and I , undertook a decision to tackle this challenge in July 2012  With a few tools and resources that were  available, we  started Zion with an emphasis  to bring long-lasting measurable social change to an urgent social need for the people in and around Rwobuyenje Kakiika -Kashari.
 Due to lack of affordable and accessible early learning and childhood development Centers and  the demand around its  neighborhood (more than 800 children between age 3 and 6)  don’t access early childhood learning (KG education) because the cost of  doing this is so high not mentioning the transportation of  these kids to and from the available  schools in town which costs so much that the poor peasantry parents in this area can’t afford and hence the vulnerability of this young rural children in this area, so they wait to join directly to primary school at age 9 or 10.
After witnessing the adversities that children in these  villages encountered, even when  those parents that struggled to do so would use motorcycles to ferry

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toddlers to school very early in the morning  (6 or 7 -3 year olds) on one motorcycle very early in the morning ,that cold…I  was moved. Inspiration struck through the startup of  this facility so that these services can be availed to these people so accessible and affordable.
Nearly after 3 years of  involvement, our  dedication grew, and has manifested itself into the a Community Based center -Zion Kids Palace.   Four  teachers,Racheal Nsimenta, and Mr Tushabe Herbert  are now running  a full early learning   center with 100 kids ,providing them a full KG program with lunch and breakfast.
The philosophy,  teach man how to  fish, and  feed him for a lifetime’ fueled Racheal and I to found Zion. That philosophy still drives our mission to  enhance and lift quality of education during early learning stages at the Grass-root. Our desire is that these children will grow active and creative minds, develop a passion for others, and have the courage to act on their beliefs.We focus on the total development of each child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and physical growth via a faith-based perspective.
What do they need?   They need funds to expand the program, to build a school and provide safe transportation for the kids along with materials such as books and toys to improve the outcomes of the school.
Here’s what you can do.   You can donate to the program.   You can tell others, you can pass this link on to others.   One dollar will make a difference.   Give a dollar and pass the message to 10 other people.  Let Herbert and Rachael change the world for the kids they serve.    Will you do that today?
You can play a small part and make a difference that will last a lifetime.

Thank-you!   Please send the link to fund the project to those you know.

accountability matters

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”  Niccolo Machiavelli   The Prince (1532)

 

Many people find themselves inspired after a fiery speech, a speech that drives right to the core of their emotional center.   With that new sense of spirit and energy of the event many people commit themselves to action, an action to change.   In a week after the luster of the energy has worn off and the daily routines take over the impetus for change becomes a distant memory.  That once powerful force for change lies dormant and quiet.   What happened?

One of the key factors in successful change is having an accountability partner, someone who is going to work to ensure that each committed goal is adhered to.   Research shows that without having some form of accountability over 90% of change efforts fail.    It is easy to see that change efforts fail.  Just take an inventory of the times you tried to change something, well intentioned, highly motivated and sincerely desiring change that never materialized to the degree you desired.  Just take a look at New Year’s resolutions or weight loss programs, how many people succeed in meeting their objectives, not many.   Those are the obvious change efforts that result in potentially expensive programs that yield little or no results.  Personal or professional change is hard to do and that is the reason that so many top performer’s hire coaches to move them to a higher zone of performance.

Motivation, desire, and accountability do result in lasting change.   Accountability is what is needed for change to take hold and become lasting.