NannaPROJECT My name is Mel Faulkner...
I am 33 years old and live on the Gold Coast. When I was 27 I travelled to Kenya on a volunteer trip. Due to a political crisis at the time I ended up spending most of this trip in neighbouring Uganda. I started a project which today is part of Forget Me Not and is known as the Nanna Project. I often describe myself as a humanitarian peace freak, my friends would agree. I am an advocate for children and a better world. I am passionate about change and the rights and education of children. I am currently in the third year of a four year Bachelor of Primary Education. When I finish my degree I hope to work within vulnerable communities in Australia and overseas.
What is the Nanna Project?
The Nanna Project is an educational sponsorship program that provides access to education for orphans who live with their grandmothers and other special needs and vulnerable children in Uganda. Through sponsorship the children receive access to quality education, their school and personal hygiene requirements and access to preventative medical measures. The project aims to support the education of these children from primary studies through to vocational training, university and employment.
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