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Uganda's Stone Quarry Children
ANNE TINKA'S LETTER ABOUT THE QUARRIES ON PAGE 2

The situation of Ugandas children is desperate and a present atrocity; they are used as daily manual slaves, pounding rocks in stone quarries for 25 cents to $1.50 for a days wages! Millions of children are used by their parents/guardians as a work force and form of income. Without protective coverings many deaths occur due to lung infestation. Malformations of legs and arms, perpetual eye injuries, rock slides, being hit by rocks and abuse (including rape) are common. Just recently a 4 year old child was killed due to being hit by a rock. The children begin at age 4 years old thru 18 years. The highest percent of workers is from 8 to 12 years; whereas girls out number boys while being treated as second class citizens. Often the girls turn to becoming young domestic laborers, street beggers and prostitutes.They are not equipped with alternative life styles or hope for the future.

Some do go to school part time under much stress, strain, efforts and lack of finances. The families prefer them to work at the stone quarries to buy potatoes for a dinner meal.



Through my organization www.4uganda.org (4Uganda Inc.) we rescue children from the quarries with parents/guardian written or thumb print permission to do so. Placing them into Ugandan boarding schools and communicating with the child/headmaster thru the internet begins.

Sponsers pay $500 per child for one year at a designated boarding school. We are presently partnering with 2 licensed local primary schools.

This amount includes:
tuition
boarding
uniform
food
books
school supplies
medical

$100 of the above amount goes toward bedding, shoes,clothing, toiletries, backpack, extra school supplies and various items.
The money is wired from the sponsers bank account to the schools bank account. There is no one middle man.

Photos of the child at the quarry, parent or guardian and one finally at school (dressed in school uniform)with the headmaster is supplied.
Emails, receipts, school reports throughout the year is part of the program.

The children have a shot at a productive, safe and self empowering life! They are given a new found freedom to develop potentials never dreamed were possible.

PLEASE help me find sponsers, organizations to send Ugandas Stone Quarry Children to school! There are millions in need of immediate attention. Not only is funding critical but public awareness through the press, television, documentaries must happen and MUST HAPPEN NOW!

Every child in the enclosed photos need sponsers......we know who they are and the quarry locations.

Building a future school to help the childrens special needs is gravely needed. Presently looking into costs and locations.

We are also selling a "Quarry Bag" made by Ugandas women/girls ; they shall soon be on our website and available now.

Looking forward to your help in any way possible. Please tell your friends, associates, groups, organizations to join us in saving Uganda Children.

Stone Quarry Schools



   

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

The sale of "Quarry Bags" shall be put toward building a new school and also a school garden for Anne Tinka's St. Catherines Vocational School, St. Catherines Parish.