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!
By Mia Hodges It is hard to believe that just about a month ago I was finishing up my 5 weeks in Gulu. In some respects, it feels like ages ago that Allison, Saelar, and I visited the endearing community of Okumu and were given a chicken as a gift to thank us for what… Continue reading Intern Update: Return and Reflect
By Jamie Stuart It was three years ago today that Ella, Kevin and I finally secured one very gorgeous, slightly swampy plot of land and one official Ugandan NGO registration certificate. It all started just a week earlier, when the three of us were driving through Gulu. Back when the roads were still unpaved, dusty… Continue reading Celebrating Three Years of Hope!
By Addie Lynch The moment that we’ve been working towards is finally here… our new center is finally in use! HCU’s “House of Hope” is beautifully illuminated by all of the natural light beaming in through numerous windows; this is a seemingly small luxury that we never knew we needed at the old facility, where… Continue reading Classes Begin in the New Center!
By Allison Daniels For the past three weeks, I had the pleasure of spending my time working with HCU and staying with a superhero named Kevin Okumu. I traveled to Uganda with two fellow Tarheels, Mia Hodges and Saelar Venters, both of whom are fabulous people that I wish everyone had the chance to know… Continue reading Intern Update: Trip Reflection
We're almost there! We want to start off with a huge thank you for your commitment to our project so far. In the past few weeks, our engineering team has finished up painting the interior and exterior of the building, installing electric wiring systems and building a septic tank and indoor toilet. In the next… Continue reading Construction Update: Paint, Plumbing & the Search for Solar
We are so excited to share our progress with you! Thanks to donations to our Globalgiving crowdfunding campaign, our team in Gulu has almost finished construction and we are looking to officially open the first Hope Center for classes in April. Since we hit 2018, we've finished walls and roofing for the building. Finishing touches… Continue reading Construction Update: Walls, Roof, Doors!