I've been very proud to be a strong supporter of this program for many years. I am physician that has taken teams to this area every year for the past 9 years. Several years ago I joined the Ubuntu Board, and of all of the Ubuntu programs, the special needs center has had the most special place in my heart. The work that the staff does with these children is amazing, and because of their focus, expertise, and energy several kids have been able to be integrated back into the traditional school system. Several years ago I founded the Acacia Fund whose purpose is to raise funds and awareness for special needs children in developing countries. Our first and primary partner is Ubuntu Kids. We have seen the money raised go to great use, and over the years have been able to support the hiring of an occupational therapist and special needs teacher, as well as provide operational support. In the future we would love to help provide additional therapists (including speech) and teachers, and ultimately would love to build the children a new school. The Acacia Fund feels very strongly that there is outstanding leadership of the center, and know with additional support even greater things lay ahead!!