Mackline and Anisha

Mackline and Anisha
Imagine the power of TALKING to your sponsored child

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Sorry bloggers. This bare bones site is being replaced by a frequently updated website. We went live today.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quick Update

This past Saturday we enjoyed the best Skype connection yet from the Bazaar craft fair at Saint John High School. Our Ugandan orphans sang to us, heard our choir sing carols, waved at people as the laptop was walked up and down the halls, watched their first cartoon ever (Frosty the Snowman), and even watched a bit of a basketball game. Of course, in all the excitement of Skyping and selling, I didn't get any video of the event! So instead I will simply direct you to my favourite video of the orphans, filmed by Cory Richardson when he was there last winter. (Search "Cory" "Uganda" "Dance" on YouTube) - I had trouble posting the link here. :(

I will be sure to do better with documenting events in the future.

On the update front: - We are scheduled to break ground on the chicken coop this Friday. - The dorm should have windows and doors by next week. - So far 7 bed certificates (see below) have been purchased. A great holiday gift! Of course, this blog is only a bare bones version of our home base on facebook, so look for us at CHAT To The Future. Thanks!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Give the Gift of Sleep this Christmas.

Literally lift an orphaned child off the ground this holiday season. Send $50, print off this certificate, and give it to someone special this Christmas. Be sure to visit the group page to see the actual beds with children in them!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tushemereirwe Odetah

My name is Tushemereirwe Odetah

I am 09 years old

i am female

i am an orphan

my favorite things to learn about are: music , science , physical education ,

my favorite things to do are: singing , fetching water, writing ,
talking with friends , sharing my problems with friends , digging

my favorite colours are: white

after school i want to be come a NUIRSE

Arinda Florence

My name is Arinda Florence

i am 09 years old

i am a female

i am in form 04

i am an orphan

my favorite things to learn about are: science , mathematics , agriculture

my favorite things i like to do are: singing, going to school, sharing
with friends , digging and washing

my favorite colors are: white and yellow

after school i want to be come : a teacher

Kasifah Hamis

My name is Kasifah Hamis

i am 09 years old

i am a female

i am in form 05

i am an orphan

my favorite things to learn about are: music, environmental studies ,
human rights , political education

the things i like to do are: dancing like micheal Jackson , singing ,
climbing and running

my favorite colors are: pink

after school i want to become : A MUSICIAN

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Facebook is our Home Base

For anyone out there that stumbles by our extremely efficient, accountable, and unique Canadian charity, please know that our blog is only here so that teachers in schools without Facebook can share the available orphans with their students. For updates on successes, failures, expenditures, accountability upgrades and much, much more... please find us at CHAT To The Future on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quick Update

CHAT To The Future is now at 14 matches for a total of $4200 per year, largely from teachers and their various classrooms. While this blog offers a few photos for viewing anywhere, our home is on facebook if you would like to know more about the story... past, present, and future.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Testimonial from the VP of Simonds High School

by Erika Brow on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 3:10pm (posted as a note on her facebook page)

Last year World Vision came to my home and made a desperate plea to sponsor a child. I had been thinking about doing this for awhile and since they were knocking on my door I said "sure." I selected a child in an Eastern European country who was the same age as my son because I wanted them to communicate with each other, to be global citizens. It has been a year and to date there has been no response. Thomas, after writing monthly and having no response has become disenchanted with the idea. We recently received our yearly “update”. It was a check list with boxes checked off and no message from the child saying "hey Thomas keep writing." I get mail occasionally saying please donate more for the child’s back to school expense, birthday, Christmas, etc… and I do because I want that child and his peers to have a little more than they have now. Then I always get mail back from World Vision saying thank you, your official receipt will come tax time next year. It feels like all the $$ I just donated has been spent on paper and postage.

Along comes Adam McKim and he has a new organization called CHAT to the Future where his World Issues class at Saint John High School raised some serious awareness and some funds to build a school/orphanage in Uganda, Africa where 130 orphans there need care. That is a lot of people for the students in 1 school to look after so Adam is working hard to have it recognized as a registered charity and has put it out there for schools and people to sponsor a child. All of the sponsorship donations and documents are open for you to see on Facebook.

After having a discussion with my husband, who works in Africa, we decided to sponsor a child through CHAT. On Tuesday Aug. 31 I made our 1st sponsorship payment for a child we chose from their profile picture. When I say we, I really mean Kiley and Jackie because this new addition to our family is a global sister for them. They chose Caroline who is 3 years old and likes to jump (sounds like both my girls).

Less than 1 week later we received current pictures and a little message in our inbox. All communication is done through email so it is quick and current! Caroline wrote us a little note in children’s script and a picture was taken of it. My girls were so excited to receive it! They are drawing a picture to scan and send to Caroline later this afternoon.

Having a global sibling is going to be an amazing experience for the children. If you have been thinking about or.. or you are now after reading this check the link out on my page or contact Adam

Atuheire Chrispus

My name is Atuheire Chrispus

i am 07 years Old
i am an orphan

my favorite things i like to do are :

hide and seak
fetching water

whe i get old i will become a CARPENTER

My favorite things i like to learn are Drawing , social studies,
agriculture , mathematics , political education and language

my favorite colour is blue , and white

Then (March 2010) and Now (September 2010)

The life of Saint John High Primary School near Kihihi, Uganda.

Monday, July 12, 2010

This is Tugume Gerald. Not only is he chief fundraiser/caretaker for 130 orphans near Kahihi in the southwestern Ugandan district of Kanungu, but he is himself an orphan, former street child, improving farmer, apparently skilled photographer, and now one of my dearest friends. To read how my high school funded a sister school in his village with little else than paper beads they made, look up our group on facebook.