In Uganda, most girls do not have the financial means to further their education or access to schooling due to inequality and other social influences. In an effort to change that dynamic and help educate Ugandan girls, Nancy Squires and her sister, Judy, created Nancy’s Girls with Real Partners Uganda (RPU). RPU is a non-profit organization that supports ministries in Uganda that educate and care for orphaned children.
Through Nancy’s Girls, financial support is given to local girls who have completed primary school and wish to continue their education in order to become self-sufficient. In 2009, twenty girls were chosen for their academic excellence, determination and passion to improve their lives.
Since 2009, Nancy and The Squires Group have donated over $250,000 to help the program start and grow. Over the years, these donations have given the girls the proper school supplies, equipment, and resources to help them with their continuing education, including a van that is used for transporting and visiting the girls at their boarding school!
The girls regularly stay in touch with their “sponsor mom” Nancy, by sending letters and photos. (See thank you notes from Nancy’s Girls: Nassiwa Jane Sylivia, Nannyanzi Joeria, Prascovia Nakagera).
Recently, Nancy also helped to fund the creation of a dorm, known as Judy’s House (named after Nancy’s sister), which serves as a housing area for the younger girls at the Mustard Seed Academy. The Mustard Seed Academy is the “mothership” providing boarding and education for children, both boys and girls, in the Uganda area.
For more information, please visit www.realpartnersuganda.org/our-programs/.