Yazid Ellawendy I had just gotten off the phone with my father, and realized how lucky I was to have him, and everything he has provided for his family. I sat down to work on an assignment I’d been given at Uni, and again realized how lucky I was to have an education. I felt I needed to give back some of the good fortune to less fortunate individuals, and where better to do that than my home continent of Africa? I chose this specific fundraiser for several reasons, but mainly that my mother lived in Uganda as a child, and I felt an instant connection. Yazid Ellawendy