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Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance
 
Sentant gratitude et ne exprimait il est comme emballer un cadeau et ne pas les céder.
~ William Arthur Ward
 
mains unikids
 
UniKids, une organisation 501 © 3 à but non lucratif
Louisville, KY, fournit utilisé en douceur et
de nouvelles fournitures scolaires aux élèves dans
orphelinats et dans les familles privilégiés
pays en voie de développement.
Notre Mission:
Pour fournir de nouveaux et usagés
fournitures scolaires et d'éducation
matériaux aux étudiants dans
pays en voie de développement.
Pour favoriser une relation forte
entre les écoles / étudiants dans
développés et en développement
pays.
Pour garantir ce niveau de qualité
les étudiants des pays en développement
sont équipés de l'éducation
matériaux dont ils ont besoin pour améliorer
leurs activités scolaires quotidiennes.
Donner
Par chèque
À payer à l'UniKids Inc.
 
 
 
Cher supporteur:
En Janvier, nous avons commencé à contacter les écoles, les organisations, et
personnes pour nous soutenir avec notre fournitures scolaires collection entraînement. Dans
les derniers mois, plusieurs de nos partisans ont fait don de fournitures scolaires
et apporté une contribution monétaire. Merci.
Nous tenons à exprimer notre gratitude aux personnes suivantes qui
participé à l'entraînement de la collecte de fournitures scolaires:
 
Notre Lutheran School Sauveur
Christian Academy of Louisville
Monroe County High School
Les donateurs individuels
Progressive Insurance Company
Accuserv Equipment & Supply, LLC
La Société de fiducie Glenview
Havana Rumba restaurant
NE YMCA
Et nous sommes très reconnaissants à vous, nos sympathisants, qui aident
nous continuons à aller de l'avant. Il est un sentiment incroyable de savoir que vous
peut faire une différence, même si vous pensez qu'il est minime.
Nous étendons à l'échelle mondiale et nous sommes très heureux de vous annoncer
que des fournitures scolaires, les récipiendaires de cette année sont des étudiants servis sous
ces organisations:
L'Académie de World Changers - Gambie
Lapsley Fondation Michael - Ghana
Ministries International Kids - Philippines
Nous continuons à recueillir des fournitures scolaires tout au long de l'année. Si tu as
des fournitures scolaires neufs ou usagés, de faire un don, s'il vous plaît contactez-moi
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Nous vous remercions !!!
 
 Senait Mareligne et UniKids équipe
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Nous avons expédié!! - Unikids (fournitures scolaires pour les orphelinats)

Il a été un processus très attendu. Nous avons recueilli des fournitures scolaires doucement neufs et d'occasion pour les deux dernières années avec le désir d'offrir le frisson aux étudiants qui n'ont pas la chance de payer les fournitures scolaires. Nous avons finalement réalisé notre désir Août 2013.

Grâce au partenariat avec International Ministries enfants (KIM), nous avons organisé à expédier aux Philippines. Les écoles, parrainées par KIM, à Manille hôte environ 450 étudiants qui sont orphelins ou issus de familles à faible revenu. Nous étions contents d'avoir livré 1 150 LB de diverses fournitures scolaires pour aider ces élèves à leurs besoins éducatifs. Les fournitures scolaires ont été livrés en Octobre.

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  • You made it happen – our supporters!!!
  • Kids at school
  • Students opening the school supplies boxes
   Nous allons continuer à travailler dur dans l'accomplissement de notre mission de fournir des fournitures scolaires aux élèves dans les orphelinats et les familles à faible revenu des pays en développement. Nous vous remercions de votre soutien continu!

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Spring & Summer 2016

 

Dear Supporter of Under Privileged Students,
 
Our spring and summer school supplies collection drive was very successful through the participation of individuals, schools, and organizations. Our storage is filled with boxes and bins of new and used school supplies. Music to our ears!!! 
 
This year, our goal is to ship to 3 developing countries and to reach about 6,000 students all together. We are very thankful for the following schools, organizations, and individuals who made it happen.
 
      • Our Savior Lutheran School
      • Christian Academy of Louisville
      • Yum! Brand Inc. - organized by Hamza Agallah 
      • Louisville Classical Academy - organized by Kristina Ballou 
      • Charlestown, IN school - organized by Jennifer Koves Swanson
      • Bethany Maynard - her child’s birthday wish list was to collect school supplies
      • Brenda Hart
      • Yipsy Aleman
      • Gosia Gralak
      • School in Montreal, Canada - organized by Diana Proulx
      • NileAd.com - organized by Tariku M. Asress
      • Monroe County High School - organized by Shari Froedge
      • Indiana University Southeast - organized by Kimberly Pelle
 
Our main fundraising effort is to have enough funds to cover our estimated shipping and handling cost. On average, we spend around $1,500 to ship school supplies to one country alone. We rely mainly on individual donations and organizations’ sponsorship to help us reach this goal. 
 
Here is how to donate at least $20 towards reaching our goal and providing school supplies to students in Ghana, The Philippines, and Ethiopia. 
 
By check: Payable to UniKids Inc - Mail to: 10416 Sandbourne Way, Louisville, KY 40241
 
 
We hope you will help us reach our goal in bringing smiles to about 6,000 students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. 
 
For the fifth year in a row, our collection drive has been successful mainly because of the willingness of our community to come together and to see these supplies benefiting students in orphanages and low-income families in developing countries. 
 
Thank you for making this year very fruitful!
 
With best wishes, 
Senait Mareligne
502-235-8682
Director/Founder - www.unikids.org

Our Mission:

  • To provide new and gently used school supplies and educational materials to students in developing countries.
  • To foster a strong relationship between schools/students in developing and developed countries.
  • To ensure that grade-level students in developing countries are equipped with the educational materials they need to enhance their daily school activities.
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IU Southeast celebrates Non-Traditional Student Week with Ethiopian coffee ceremony, school donations

(NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—In the Adult Student Center, November is time to wake up and smell the coffee—authentic Ethiopian coffee, that is.

The Center is inviting one and all to a genuine Ethiopian coffee ceremony, on Thurs., Nov. 10 from 3–5 p.m., in University Center, Room 206.

Ethiopia is the historic cradle of coffee, and the ceremony honors traditional Ethiopian brewing and social customs.

The coffee ceremony combines three rounds of brewed coffee with food such as popcorn, peanuts or cooked barley. Over the past five years, the ceremony has become a tradition for the Center, a fun and social celebration of its collaboration with UniKids Inc., a Louisville, Ky.-based nonprofit that provides school supplies to children in developing countries, including Ethiopia.

During the entire week, “leftover” or gently used books, binders, backpacks, highlighters, rulers, pencils and other school supplies will be received from IU Southeast students, faculty and staff and donated to UniKids. The donation station is a table near University Grounds, in University Center. (A donation box is also located in the Adult Student Center year-round.)

The collection and the ceremony form IU Southeast’s celebration of National Non-Traditional Student Week. Sponsored by the Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE), it is a chance for the organization’s member schools—including IU Southeast—to recognize and honor non-traditional student success across the United States and Canada.

“Many of the members of the Non-Traditional Student Union are older and have children, so a mission which supports children is important to them,” said Kimberly Pelle, non-traditional students program coordinator and director of the IU Southeast Adult Student Center. “We’re all on board with supporting education worldwide, so we have a dual connection with UniKids.”

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Senait Mareligne (r) with recipients of donated school supplies in Africa. Photo courtesy of UniKids Inc.

The founder and director of UniKids is Senait Mareligne. A native of Ethiopia, Mareligne solicits the donation of new and gently-used school supplies from area institutions, and coordinates the mailing of these items to schools and charitable organizations in countries such as Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau and the Philippines, as well as schools in Louisville that have this type of need, such as West End School and the West End Math & Technology Project. Currently UniKids delivers up to 5,000 pounds of supplies to nearly 6,000 students.

IU Southeast’s partnership with UniKids dates back to a chance encounter five years ago. As Pelle recalls, she was attending World Fest in Louisville as part of the Culture Van experience organized by Campus Life. She ran into the mother of a former mentee, who introduced her to Mareligne and her vision for UniKids.

“We became fast friends, and have worked together since,” Pelle said.

As in years past, Mareligne will come to campus and brew the coffee in the traditional Ethiopian way.

“Our coffee ceremony symbolizes togetherness where time slows down as we gather and enjoy each other’s company,” Mareligne said. “We discuss issues far and near during the one to two hours it takes to complete the ceremony.”

The collection and ceremony are innovative ways for the institution to connect with non-traditional students and honor the unique contribution they make to the campus community.

“Non-traditional students enhance the diversity of the student population on campus,” said Pelle. “They have spent more years employed, they are managing households, some have military experience and they are raising children—because of all that, non-traditional students engaging in classroom discussions often view the world through a different lens and provide fresh perspectives for traditional students.”

Pelle, who recently received a Distinguished Service Award (professional/technical), attends the ANTSHE conference each year, and usually invites a student or two to attend the event. She has presented with the students at the conference for the past three years. At the upcoming 2017 conference in Kennesaw, Ga., she will be a speaker at the Ladies Tea@2 event, sharing insights on the women who have motivated her to be a productive leader. Pelle and IU Southeast student Amy Donahue will also present, in both a poster and academic session, on the topic, “Bring the Family Along: Engaging and Connecting Non-traditional Students and Their Families to the University and to Their Higher Educational Journey.”

Pelle’s ability to link the academic with the practical and the social is key to attracting and retaining non-traditional students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of non-traditional students attending college both on campuses and online is growing faster than any other demographic. Consequently, there is a growing demand for programs and services that focus more on this demographic, now more than ever.

For Pelle, that trend intersects with the constantly rising value that adult learners bring to campus.

“Through their interaction with non-traditional students, younger students are exposed to a  different world view, and become engaged in the adult students’ lives as classmates, work study colleagues, study buddies and friends,” Pelle said. “These bonds improve the overall holistic college experience, both inside and outside the classroom.”

According to Pelle, the collection connects non-traditional students with the larger mission of the university, and also provides a way for them to have an impact in the wider world.

“I think non-traditional students, who are so busy with school, work, homework and family responsibilities don’t have enough time for philanthropy or for volunteering, and this gives them a sense of contributing or being involved in the global community,” Pelle said. “Everybody wants to help, even the busy, and this gives our students a chance to show they care.”

ANTSHE is an organization that supports non-traditional students seeking to advance in their professional careers through furthering their college education. ANTSHE strives to attract students members to help them further their transition to receive an education by providing them with a support network, resources, and scholarship opportunities. ANTSHE provides support to academic professionals and institutions that support non-traditional students by providing professional development, publishing, and networking opportunities with an elite community of other academic professionals, and much more.

 
 
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Fournitures Louisville Région fait don scolaires pour la plupart des enfants nécessiteux de l'Ethiopie

Louisville, KY - UniKids a prêtes £ 3700 de fournitures scolaires à shipTo Ethiopie au début de Septembre pour des orphelinats et des écoles qui aident les enfants défavorisés . Deux organisations bénéficiaires à but non lucratif en Ethiopie vont recevoir et de distribuer ces fournitures à près de 5000 étudiants .

Sacs à dos, papier , blocs-notes , calculatrices, ciseaux , stylos, crayons, marqueurs et gommes à effacer sont quelques-uns des éléments à shipped.the destinataire organisations fournissent un soutien à environ 5000 étudiants ( inorphanages et les familles pauvres ) dans la ville d'Addis-Abeba et ruralareas de l'Ethiopie . Sans ces fournitures , les élèves peuvent assister aux cours withjust un morceau de papier, un crayon ou un stylo . Les parents sont souvent pas envoyer leurs enfants sans les fournitures . Pour certains élèves, ces fournitures seront ajouter de la couleur et de la dimension à leur éducation , pour d'autres , ils feront la différence pour leur permettre d' aller à l'école .

D'une portée en 2007 , les écoles de la région de Louisville , les organisations et les individus ont commencé à s'impliquer dans le partage des enfants de withless - chance en Ethiopie . En réponse à ce jour plus de 60 salles de classe à Louisville , Jeffersonville, IN , et le comté de Monroe participent chaque année à donner des fournitures scolaires doucement neufs et d'occasion .

UniKids , est une organisation 501 © 3 à but non lucratif , fondée en 2010 par natif éthiopien et Louisville citoyen , Senait Mareligne . UniKids recueille légèrement usagés ou de nouvelles fournitures scolaires et des livres d'écoles de la région, puis les expédie à des étudiants inorphanages et sous familles privilégiées en Ethiopie , la Gambie et d'autres pays en développement .


Beaucoup de familles ont du mal à équiper leurs enfants avec les fournitures scolaires nécessaires pour poursuivre des études . Ils font face à d'immenses difficultés , même pour acheter à leurs enfants le papier de base , stylo, crayon et . Ces enfants , en dépit de ces obstacles, se sont engagés à l'école , se lever chaque matin et marcher de longues distances pour aller à l'école .

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