Can atheists help sponsor refugee children? It's time to find out

Ever diligent, EARTHWARD has supplied Atheist Volunteers with a new update of their plans for the Okello family:

EARTHWARD has been working to restore a family of Ugandan refugees fleeing attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army to full self-sufficiency. Donations thus far have been largely consumed by their immediate needs, such as food, water and medicine, Unfortunately,little has been left over for the more long term goals of relocating them to a safer area, and helping them re-acquire a means of earning their own livelihood. In order to accelerate progress in this area, we have launched a sponsorship program. The program is similar to some offered by certain religious organizations, with the exceptions that it is equally available to all, regardless of religion, or lack thereof, and that we do not proselytize to the sponsored children,
nor their families. Perhaps you have considered sponsoring a child before, but did not want any part of your donations used for religious indoctrination. Here is an opportunity for two familiesof diverse cultures and circumstances, to learn from each other.
For details of the plan, please see:

Also, please read the details of this families tragic ordeal at:

It is our hope that the sponsorship program will cover most, if not all of the family's immediate needs, so that other donations can be devoted to the longer term goals. If the program is successful, it may be expanded to include other children in similar circum- stances, in the future. Please contact [email protected] if you would be interested in sponsoring one of these children, or if you have any questions.

Submitted by Tomcat on Mon, 2007-08-13 15:55.