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May 9th, 2009
11:13 AM ET

Bridging the Gap Between Uganda and America

Every Saturday here in the Weekend Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield, we’ll take a closer look at the people and organizations working to make a positive change in the world and how YOU can make a difference. We are doing this in partnership with CNN’s Impact Your World.

American Brittany Merrill was visiting one of Uganda’s shantytowns of mud huts and wooden shacks, when she found her purpose in life. She was inspired by the faith and determination of one woman who cared for 24 street children that ran about with bare feet, torn clothes and unstoppable spirit. After building wells in villages and an orphanage that can accommodate 180 street children, Brittany and her partners can not be stopped either, with five more projects underway. They are making a difference, one heart and village at a time.

Here are a few of the organizations making a difference for the children in Uganda:

Ugandan American Partnership Organization

Children of Uganda

To find out more ways to help children around the world and how you can make a difference, visit CNN’s IMPACT YOUR WORLD


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  1. April

    As a teacher teaching summer school to honor of MJ, in order for my students to gain access into the room they had to moonwalk. Some tried and couldn't so I said, "just walk backwards this is a National Day of Mourning".

    As a mother mourns the loss of her son much too early, how it must feel for a mother to see how wonderful her son was to touch an entire WORLD. As I can't imagine her pain, I hope Katherine Jackson is able to heal by seeing the billions of lives her one son has encouraged.

    MJ may not have had a fun childhood but he certainly impacted millions of adults to reflect how much fun it was growing up with him! Ironic.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

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