The Breifing: Jacaranda UBC Sister School Project

Jacaranda students with the harvest from the school garden.

On Saturday, at the Terry Talks, the Jacaranda School for Orphans received the most votes during The Briefing portion of the day.

Thank you so much to those that voted for Jacaranda.

The plan is to mobilize students here on campus to help support Jacaranda and spread the word about this wonderful organization.

Jacaranda is a non-profit school located outside of Blantyre, Malawi. It provides totally free primary, secondary and college education to 400 orphans who have lost their parent or parents to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. For more information please visit the website.

Two projects we want to work on are writing grants and redoing the website. If you are interested in helping out please contact me at gena dot barrons at gmail dot com.

Thank you for your support! More updates to come.

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