"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Tamara visiting a member of the Nsambya Women's Project in 2008, Kampala, Uganda (Far left, Tamara)
In 2007, Tamara White spent two weeks teaching African Studies in Kiboga Village, Kiboga District, Uganda. AsOne Global was conceptualized by her African Studies students at home in New Jersey who realized there was much they could do to help their counterparts living in poverty on the other side of the world. They founded AsOne in the spirit of ubuntu; the sub-Saharan philosophy that we are diminished as human beings when one person suffers. After much research and several more trips to Uganda, AsOne immediately began work on two projects: the construction of a piggery to eradicate child labor at St. Lawanga Kalooli Senior Secondary School in Mulajje Village, Luweero District and the Nsambya Women's Project to generate income for a group of HIV positive widows and their children living in the slums of Kampala.. Through public awareness, fundraising, volunteering, and support by students and local community members the Nsambya Women's Project continues to generate income for 32 families and AsOneGlobal continues to construct sustainable development projects at schools to alleviate the burden of school fees on families living in extreme poverty.