Local high school student raising funds to help war torn Uganda

POSTED: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 5:12pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 3:01pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33)  St. Joseph's Academy Senior Sarah Wakefield is doing her part to raise funds for children in war torn Uganda, and she wants others to help out as well.  The 18 year old and her friends have raised about $500, selling headbands and necklaces in an effort to accumulate enough funds to win a contest that would send her to Uganda to help build schools for the kids there.  The contest is called "Schools for Schools" and is sponsored by Invisible Children.  She entered St.Joseph's in the contest a couple of months ago.  If the School raises at least $20,000 by Friday night at midnight, Wakefield can live out her dream of traveling to Africa to help needy kids. 

For more information on how you can donate and help Sarah, Invisible Children, war torn northern Uganda, and "Schools for Schools," you can go to


Just type in " Saint Josephs Academy" in the "Find Your School" search box

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**search SAINT Josephs Academy on the website, because it won't come up otherwise!

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