Equipping disadvantaged people with skills through health and adult literacy to pursue a wholistic life
FAQs About Giving Tuesday
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, people around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage generosity. It follows two shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is a chance to give back to causes that are close to our hearts but you can make a donation at any time.
Simply click on the donate button right here, and also tell a friend to tell a friend about giving to DCI this giving season to transform lives. Don’t forget that we encourage Corporate Matching gifts from your employers.
Did you know that DCI is eligible for GIFT MATCHING from most corporations and companies? After comprehensive vetting, DCI qualified for matching through Benevity Causes at companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Boeing, and many, many others. Even smaller companies may participate in gift matching programs. All you have to do is ask your supervisor for a simple form to fill (or online) and your employer will double your gift to DCI!
We are so blessed this year to be able to work with our awesome Ugandan team and the students in our new adult literacy classes! But we still have many needs which can only be met by you. We need to raise funds for a number of things, including:
- 9 new literacy classes for desperately waiting people in the Pokot/Karamoja region
- intensive literacy teacher training
- essential staff benefits
- three additional staff positions
- an additional big backcountry vehicle
Adult Literacy Education
Many people have never been able to go to school, keeping them in a cycle of poverty. They could not access education because of its cost, and some, especially women, were denied school because it was deemed a waste of time by their families and their culture. But new realities require knowledge to get ahead, let alone survive. DCI’s adult literacy program gives these people & their families a second chance at life, equipping them with the ability to read and write, to speak the national language for the first time, to understand their rights and responsibilities in society, to develop their faith, and to run profitable businesses.
Prevention is better than cure. It’s also cheaper and easier. Poor health affects entire communities, dimming their outlook and crippling their economic possibilities. Poor health is a primary factor in the cycle of poverty. But many people get sick and don’t know why. DCI provides a health education program to schools and to their surrounding communities, as well as radio health talk shows, helping people to understand the causes of sickness, and then to change their lifestyles.