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The student-run Concert for Uganda contributed to access to education for students in Uganda and Kenya.
This January, the Duchesne Upper School hosted the 12th annual Concert for Uganda. This tradition was started to raise money for our sister schools in Uganda and Kenya, enabling students to receive a Sacred Heart education.
Abby Garrett, a Duchesne senior and this year’s organizer, said, “This event is so important to the Sacred Heart community, providing our sisters in Uganda with the opportunity to grow in their education. This is a tradition that I was honored to carry on.”
The money collectively raised last year from all the Sacred Heart schools in the United States went to two organizations and five Sacred Heart schools in Uganda and Kenya. This provided tuition, lodging, food, school supplies and other basic necessities for 4,227 people. This year the goal is to collectively raise $180,000.
Duchesne’s benefit featured both students and faculty and included a variety of acts, ranging from a student band performing original songs to Head of Upper School Dr. Donald Cramp and his daughter singing “You Are My Sunshine.” Sophie Maus, a student attendee, said, “It was amazing to see how people expressed themselves through music in ways that we haven’t seen before and how we could see our teachers and classmates’ talent. It was really inspirational.”
Duchesne’s Concert for Uganda did not disappoint. It was a great show for a great cause.