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The Greatest Gift


USA - 5:25 minutes

Writer/Director/Producer: Kelsey O'Connell

Cast: Karen VanDyke

The Greatest Gift is a spotlight on the nonprofit, Educate Uganda and their mission of helping children in Uganda receive an education. Karen VanDyke founded the nonprofit 12 years ago after a mission trip to Uganda, where she learned that many children were unable to receive an education due to the lack of classrooms or school fees. Since then, Karen has worked tirelessly to help children attend school; she believes that the gift of an education is the key to end their cycle of extreme poverty. Since it was founded, Educate Uganda has ensured that approximately 1,500 students attend primary school each year and they currently have 277 students attending secondary school or vocational school.