“ITS NOT CHARITY” The official title of our documentary, formerly “Transforming Lives” examines the shift in how aid is being done around the world.
For generations the west has given handouts to those in need with little lasting results. Today, organizations are rising up, implementing a new model. One of sustainability. One of EDUCATION. One based on the belief in the potential of all human beings, rather than pity for a people we wrongly perceive, as inferior.
It’s been two weeks now that We’ve been in Uganda. Traveling the country asking what Ugandan’s want for the future of their country. The resounding answer is the same every time, Education. We’ve been asking children, parents, teachers, doctors, politicians why the plethora of NGO’s putting children in school hasn’t helped. The answer is they don’t do enough and don’t seem to care enough. Over 50 percent of the children in Northern Uganda who are not in school were once sponsored by various NGOs in the area but have since been dropped. We find more and more that LEAD Uganda is truly a revolutionary model and is making an undeniable impact in the lives of children and communities all over this wonderful country. I cant wait to finish this film so the word can hear this story. It needs to be told.