Sara Dunkley


A Grandmother’s Hope (2 of 2)

Earlier this month, Sarah shared her story about Jane, her granddaughter. If you missed it, click here. Below she finishes her letter to Canadians part of the Beautiful World community.

With the help of Canadians like you, Jane is now studying to be a nurse.

Nurses in Uganda are in high demand. With her income she can help change our lives, too and be a role model to other girls in the community by inspiring them to work hard and be persistent.

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A Grandmother’s Hope (1 of 2)

At Beautiful World we are creating great change in the lives of the students we work with. Below I share a letter we received from Sarah Nalukwago.

My name is Nalukwago Sarah.

This is a photo of me with my beautiful granddaughter, Jane. She is in her second year of nursing school in Uganda.

Jane’s dream is to become a nurse. Your support of Beautiful World Canada has made this possible. From the bottom of my heart,

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5 fun facts about Beautiful World

Imagine a world where everyone has equal access to education. That is the vision behind Beautiful World Canada, a non-profit fighting for women’s education in Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone.

Beautiful World provides scholarships to women and girls pursuing higher education, but they also do so much more. In honour of International Development Week, check out this list of five fun facts about Beautiful World:

1. Comprehensive scholarships. Beautiful World recognizes that there are more school expenses than just tuition.

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Marion is studying at Freetown Teachers College. She is a Beautiful World scholarship student in Sierra Leone.

New Year’s resolutions that help others

The new year is a great time to work on self-improvement. Many people do this by setting goals like going to the gym more or eating healthier. While these are great practices, resolutions that help others are ones that often get overlooked. If you are looking to have a more selfless year, check out these ideas.

Reduce, reuse, recycle. If you are looking for an easy resolution that will help the world, look no further than increasing your eco-friendly practices.

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Kadiatu a Beautiful World student in Sierra Leone supported by a monthly donor

The New Year’s resolution you can actually keep

Every New Year’s Eve we do the same thing: write down a list of all our goals for the upcoming year. Maybe you manage to keep some of the resolutions you set, but if you are like the rest of us you forget by February.

Let this year be the start of something new. Instead of creating a list, focus on one, doable resolution: a monthly gift to charity.

Giving back is one of the most important things we can do as citizens of this world,

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Ways to give back this Christmas - Marion, a Beautiful World student eating dinner with her classmate in Sierra Leone

Ways to give back this Christmas

Christmas is the season of giving. It’s always fun to buy gifts for friends and family, but it’s also rewarding to give to those in need. If you are considering putting extra effort into giving back this holiday season, check out this list of how you can best share the love:

  1. Do something for you community. There are so many ways to support charitable causes in your area. You can, of course, donate to a local charity. Or,

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How to update your wish list

This holiday season, instead of making a wish list of stuff, ask for the gift that keeps on giving: a donation to charity. If you have never asked for a donation as a gift before, there are a couple of things you should think about first.

Start by selecting your charity. There are so many great causes out there, so it can feel impossible to pick just one. Think about what issues are most important to you, such as children, hunger,

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The benefits of grassroots organizing - women going to market in Sierra Leone

The benefits of grassroots organizing

The holiday season often inspires us to give back. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to a non-profit, consider choosing one that engages in grassroots organizing. Grassroots organizations work directly with members of a community to ensure that their needs are heard and addressed. Check out these reasons why working with local people is the best way to bring about change:

Local knowledge, global effects. Non-profits with local partners have unique opportunities to create change because of their improved understanding of community issues.

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Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

Have you ever skipped breakfast on a busy morning and felt sluggish and distracted for the rest of the day? That’s because eating a healthy breakfast is essential to having a productive day at school or work. Breakfast not only contains important nutrients that jumpstart your day, but also helps you maintain better energy levels.

Unfortunately, there are kids around the world who cannot afford to eat breakfast. This disrupts their ability to learn and reach their full potential.

In honour of Breakfast for Learning,

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3 ways to celebrate Women’s History Month

October is a time to recall the voices and contributions of women who have been forgotten in the history books. It is a month to learn, support and celebrate. If you are looking for ways to commemorate this special month, check out this list:

1. Read a book about women. There are endless books about important historical figures and the ways they contributed to society. Whether you are interested in ancient Egyptian queens or contemporary businesswomen, there is a book out there for you.

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