We Are Limitless

Matthew Leutwyler, an  old friend from my university days in Santa Barbara, California, has not only fulfilled his dreams of becoming a film-maker, but he has gone on to use his energy and talent to support the education, healthcare and otherwise general well-being of 46 former orphan / students (8 of which have since graduated from University) from Rwanda through his charity ‘We Are Limitless’: http://www.wearelimitless.org/

In January of this year I had a meeting with a local entrepreneur, and he gave me some tips about running an on-line creative project.  The fellow I spoke to runs his own online magazine, where individuals pay a few dollars every month to view the submissions, and he talked to me about the editing process, how I might think about cataloguing the entries on my own site, and so on, for which I was very grateful.  The Terra Two project at YSJ will not be charging viewers, but after the meeting, I did have an idea about a way to do something practical and positive – what if everyone who enjoyed reading, viewing or listening to a piece on Terra Two: An Ark for Off-World Survival was to give one pound to help educate orphaned young people in Rwanda through Matthew’s project?

Would you consider doing this? If so, please go to http://www.wearelimitless.org and donate a pound. Please quote ‘Terra Two’ in the comment box. Together, we’ll reach out to help some of the neediest and also most motivated individuals on Terra One!

Thank you!

LK, Caretaker, Terra Two

NEW from Matt L – July 2017:

July Is Our Birthday. Help Us Celebrate!

5 Years ago this month marks the humble beginnings of WE ARE LIMITLESS. 14 trips to Rwanda, 4 trips to the Congo (including 2 rather harrowing ones), and 1 trip to Uganda later and somehow this makeshift family has expanded to support the education, healthcare and otherwise general well-being of 46 former orphan / students (8 of which have since graduated from University).

This Summer’s Goal is to raise $35,000, allowing us to continue supporting these amazing kids and bridge the gap until  our annual WAL Celebrity Poker Event in October/November 2017. All donations are tax deductible. You will receive a receipt for your taxes via email.

 

It Has Not Always Been Easy –

But thanks to YOUR HELP we have been able to provide these amazing kids with the opportunity they deserve.

 

SUPPORT US HERE

 

Meet Our New Family Members…

 

EVEREST. I met this young man while I was visiting his school on a saturday last month. He was the only student on campus. He was reading an English language Biology book.  He told me that the school only had one set of text books so they do not allow students to take them from campus so he comes here on weekends to read science books because he plans on becoming a doctor some day.  I met with his head master the following day and was given his report card that showed he is at the top of his class in all subjects and even taught himself English. Everest’s village has a dark history. Not only is it the poorest area in all of Rwanda but it was also the hardest hit during the Genocide. But meeting this inspiring young man, you would never get a sense of that. Now, with the help of WAL and its supporters, Everest will be transferring to a top boarding school in January. We can’t wait to see what he does with this opportunity!
AUDREY. This recent high school graduate was already working on how to attend college in the United States when I met her selling baskets at a small artisan shop. She was using whatever money she could cobble together from her part time job to buy time to use the internet at a local cafe where she would download sample SAT tests with plans of taking the real test once she could afford it. Audrey is one of the most unique and determined people I have ever met. A huge smile, quick wit, and undeniable confidence. Now, we have her enrolled in a proper SAT training program for the summer. She will take the SAT in October. Then we will help her find a college in the U.S. as well as housing, a help with tuition and applying for grants.

 

Head Master makes announcement to students that they will be receiving the financing to provide electricity to the school.

 

Bringing Electricity To School

Everest’s school has no electricity, making studying when it’s cloudy or rainy difficult… and virtually impossible when the sun goes down. The lone laptop computer runs out of its charge halfway through the day, forcing the school secretary to walk into town and recharge it at a local store.  Two weeks after I met Everest, I was back again to shoot some scenes for a comedy TV pilot we are making in Rwanda. When told of the lack of electricity, Actor Erik Palladino rounded up his co-star Vincent Ventresca, crew member Rene Intlekoffer, and producers Beth Crookham and Steve Melen to make a generous donation to bring electricity to the school. We are currently working with an electrician and the school administrators to wire the school for the 1700 students and teachers. An update will be coming shortly.

 

 

Don’t Forget To Use This Link Whenever You Make Your Purchases On Amazon –  A Portion Of Your Purchase Will Be Donated To WE ARE LIMITLESS.