Sponsorship of New Grace (SONG) is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of providing the students of the New Grace Orphanage and Primary School of Iganga, Uganda with a better education and a better chance at becoming active leaders in their community.
Through continued fundraising efforts, we will travel to Uganda to renovate a classroom and provide the students of New Grace with materials.
SONG was founded by UMaine students Dee Wilbur, Ben Brennan, and Chris Pederson in the fall of 2010. Dee Wilbur spent 3 months in Uganga working with the New Grace Orphanage and Primary School in 2009.
During her time there, she was able to speak with many of the teachers and headmaster to fully assess the resources they needed and the costs associated with those resources.
Meet the Team
Dee Wilbur – Co-founder & President
“Hello, I’m Dee Wilbur! I am from Bangor, ME. I went to Uganda to volunteer at the New Grace Orphanage and Primary School in the fall of 2009. I am pleased to announce that I will be returning to Uganda to deliver supplies and help implement programs that will change the quality of life at New Grace for the better.”
Wendy Erickson – Vice President
Wendy is a faculty member at the University of Maine in Orono. She has been involved with SONG since the beginning.
David Woodham – Partner & Web Developer
David is our resident tech extraordinaire. He will be accompanying Dee to Uganda to help distribute supplies.
Benjamin Brennan – Former Co-founder
Chris Pederson – Former Co-founder
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Bangor, ME 04401