Because of many generous contributions to our GlobalGiving crowdfunding initiative, we raised $15,403 to build Hope Center Uganda’s first resource center. We have already begun construction, and by April 2017, HCU will be able to reach hundreds more children through education courses in a brand new facility!
In late October, funds were disbursed to our Program Director, Kevin Okumu, who is overseeing the levelling of the land and the construction of the Center. With the help of our hired engineer, Kumakech Denis, and the Denflo construction crew, we hired machinery and bought fill to level the land.
The construction team started working on the foundation the first week of December, and Denflo estimates that the walls of the structure will be completed before the end of the year. In the meantime, HCU’s programs continue in our rented space. The 70 children enrolled in our literacy program will continue to recieve English, computer science, and arts classes, while the adults and families enrolled in Project Uplift, which impacts 2,100 people in Gulu, receive monthly loans and personal finance trainings. And our monthly Girl Power Gulu sanitary pad distribution and menstrual health education program continues to impact the lives of 130 local girls and teens.
We look forward to keeping you updated with our progress, and could not be more grateful for the impact your support has allowed us to make. We’re proud to show you the attached photos of the amazing things you’re accomplishing in Gulu!