by Lucy Russell My mom is my hero. After going to college and majoring in microfinance, she embarked on a lifetime of humanitarian work in order to improve her close knit community. She is a fiercely independent woman with unimaginable fortitude, raising two children as a single mother under demanding circumstances. She is employed as… Continue reading Women’s Day 2019: Celebrating Ms. Anena Kevin Okumu
By Anna Borodova In celebration of International Women’s Week, Berlin-based PANGEA II will be throwing its first ever event in support for the Hope Center. The evening will feature No Shade, a Berlin-based community that brings a safe space for female, trans and non-binary DJ’s. Berlin exemplifies a city that is lucky enough to have… Continue reading Pangea II: Berlin to Gulu
Thank you all for another great year! 2018 saw some amazing accomplishments. 450 women enrolled in Uplift, our micro-loan and financial education program, were able to develop their small businesses and grow their community. 100% of these women have paid back 100% of their loans. 673 girls and young women enrolled in our Girl Power program have been… Continue reading 2018: Another Year for the Books!
By Brandon Colby If you are reading this, you have a direct opportunity to help save the lives of thousands of children. My name is Brandon Colby and I’m 21 years old. I’m from a small rural town in New South Wales, Australia. After leaving high school, I left to travel the world with little… Continue reading Open Appeal for Nodding Syndrome Support
By Emma Papin On the 18th of October, the HCU team, equipped with donations and support, drove out to the Omoro district for their first visit to the Odek Centre for children suffering from Nodding Syndrome (NS). With the aim of learning more about the lives of the children, the condition of NS, the Centre, … Continue reading A Day in the Field: Nodding Syndrome Centre Research
By Cameron Brening and Ashley Thomas On a field visit to Pabbo, we were fortunate enough to witness first-hand just how life changing the Uplift Program is throughout Northern Uganda. Pabbo is one of the four Uplift villages, where the next phase of the program is being implemented. The day spent in this village was… Continue reading Uplift: A Growing Success
https://youtu.be/B3v-pfcFsJA By Esther Ayaa HCU is excited to announce our newest partnership under the project Girl Power with She for She, a Women’s Education and Empowerment NGO which teaches local women to manufacture safe, environmentally-friendly reusable pads, and distributes them to women around the world. On September 20, there was a one day training held at… Continue reading HCU X She For She Partnership!
By Cameron Brening and Ashley Thomas This past Saturday we were able to celebrate our first graduating class from HCU’s Computer Literacy Program! These students have been working hard for three months, coming to class everyday to learn computer skills that are essential in Uganda’s growing job market. The graduates familiarized themselves with basic… Continue reading Congrats Grads! First-ever Computer Literacy Class Completed
This blog post is a collaborative piece, written by all House of Hope staff members in order to capture the essence of teamwork which made the Grand Opening such a success: Robert Okello, Esther Ayaa, Grace Ouma, Mirriam Oroma, and Kevin Okumu. On the 22nd September 2018, there was the Grand Opening of the House… Continue reading House of Hope: The Grand Opening!
by Jamie Stuart Through our Girl Power Gulu program, Hope Center Uganda has been providing free menstrual hygiene, reproductive health, and sanitary pad trainings and distributions to 300 women for the past 12 months. Unfortunately, our suppliers have failed to provide us with pads for the past 3 months due to a shortage of supplies.… Continue reading HCU’s Girls Need You Now!