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    Making a beautiful space for kids who deserve it

    Day 314

    Seeing in Color

    In Oruchinga Refugee Settlement in Uganda, there are a group of students that we’ve really fallen in love with. Their energy is contagious, smiles vibrant, and resiliency sky high.

    The kids of the deaf unit at Kajaho Primary School face enormous challenges. Since they can’t hear, this puts them at a severe disadvantage to the rest of their peers, who already deal with obstacles to staying in school. But for these kids, there simply aren’t a lot of resources to get them the special support they need.

    Despite all that, their commitment to school is unwavering. The bonds between them strong. But their dormitory? It didn’t match their brilliance.

    The kids of the deaf unit stay in dorms, as most of their families live too far away to commute every day. But the building was a little worse for wear.

    Our first step? Make it simply more beautiful.

    We added color – and patterns – to the walls of their dorm. We made it look fresh and new, a little bit of joy to come home to each day.

    We believe that everyone, and especially these kids, deserve a beautiful space to live, and to learn. In a world without sound, what you see makes all the difference.

    This day of change made possible by Ibrahim Osman and Bishara Nassir.

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