Thursday, February 9, 2012

New website under construction

For a long time, we've been wanting to upgrade to a new website for ASSET, and it is finally happening! We are working behind-the-scenes to put together a brand-new website for  We hope that it will help you learn more about what we do and what we stand for. We hope it will continue to help us communicate about our mission, targets, and goals while sharing some of our favorite pictures from Uganda. We hope to even feature some of our beautiful Bead2Read beads on the website! Stay posted for the release.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

ASSET Leadership Symposium 2011

 We wanted to take a minute to share some additional fun photos from the recent ASSET Leadership Symposium in Kampala. This was our second annual Leadership Symposium. This year, we focused on career development, networking, and building self-confidence. A favorite session was a workshop on job interviewing skills. Our students are all very bright and motivated; however, they face a tremendously difficult job market for new graduates in Uganda. We are working to equip them with the skills to exceed beyond the gates of their universities--to land meaningful jobs soon after graduating.

See the full album on our facebook page here: Be sure to 'like' us on facebook while you're there.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Watch This Video and Hear What Our Students Have to Say

Our beneficiaries wanted to express their gratitude in person. So during the 2011 ASSET Leadership Symposium, a few of the students and staff took some time to record a short video thanking you all for your support. Take a look.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ASSET Student Graduates With Flying Colors

This week we celebrate the graduation of one of our star students; Monica N. Monica was able to complete her degree because of the support from all the wonderful people who partner with us at ASSET to help us achieve our mission.

We are truly thankful and so is Monica. Now she will tackle the grueling challenge of finding a job. But ASSET will be there with her every step of the way. Congratulations Monica!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A great Open House / Bead Party

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us. We had a great turn out and are extremely thrilled that so many participated in supporting our mission.

The board will meet soon to decide on whether to make this annual event but given this weekend’s success, it is very likely that all members will be in favor.

Good work everyone!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Open House/Bead Party

ASSET will have an open house on November 19th, 2011 to raise money to support its on-going work in Uganda. Our mission as an organization is to provide higher education scholarships and mentorship to disadvantaged students in Uganda who demonstrate real potential for success. The needs are always greater than what our resources can cover so once again we are reaching out to members of our community for help.

Just in time for the holidays, we will showcase a colorful collection of Ugandan handmade paper bead necklaces, with a suggested donation of $10 per strand. The beads are hand-rolled from recycled paper (old magazines, newsprint, fliers, etc) by women in Uganda. These fashionable necklaces are are a great idea for friends and family during the upcoming holidays. And you can feel good about choosing environmentally friendly jewelry that helps our women beadmakers earn a living-wage to overcome poverty and supports higher education of disadvantaged students in Uganda.

There will be plenty of food, drinks and fun, so if you can, please join us and feel free to bring a friend! Again the details:

What: ASSET open house/bead party to raise money for higher education in Uganda

When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 starting at 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Drop in anytime!

Where: 74 Merlham Drive, Madison, WI 53705

Questions? Call 608-338-6015 or email

You can also donate by clicking the “donate” button above to the right.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Two New Students

ASSET is proud to announce the addition of two new students to its portfolio. Lydia N is pursuing a bachelor of science in social work and Morris M is pursuing a bachelor science in micro-finance. Complete profiles to follow soon.

We would like to thank all the friends and partners of ASSET who have supported us in our endeavor to fund these new students.