We are two Georgetown University students who were inspired by the great work of Assisting Children in Need. We wanted to contribute through fundraising and spreading awareness by involving the Georgetown community.

ACN is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that envisions a world where all children not only have a home, but also access to education, medical care, counseling, and the independent living skills and vocational training necessary for them to grow into self-reliant adults.

Upon learning that children with albinism are being slaughtered for body parts used in potions believed to bring great wealth, ACN felt compelled to assist these children. Working closely with the Kilimanjaro branch of the Tanzania Albino Society (KTAS), ACN now offers educational sponsorship to young people with albinism through its Tanzania Education Fund. In 2012 this new Fund sponsored its first 9 students in high school, technical college, and university.

This is but one of many ACN projects focusing on helping people transition from welfare to self-care. In Tanzania, it funds not only an educational program but also vision tests and glasses for those with albinism. In Uganda, it provides farming tools for pygmies who have been displaced from their ancestral forest home. In the slums of Uganda's capitol, it teaches tailoring skills and provides education for children orphaned by Kony's Children's Army, and disease, such as malaria and AIDS. In the poorest district of Bangladesh, it funds a 6-month educational program for children who have never before attended school, teaching them to cope with the classroom experience and preparing them for regular school. It also funds small business loans to Bangladeshi widows, allowing them to boost family incomes so their children can attend school, rather than perform manual labor.

Help us continue to make a difference in the lives of these children.

For more information on ACN, visit their website: http://assistingchildreninneed.org . 

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can click on the "Donate" button on the homepage. 

For more information on albinism in Tanzania, watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmkCl0BLv7Y

Thank you for your support!