By Jamie Stuart As usual, I will be donating all my birthday gifts this year to Hope Center Gulu. While I’d love to hug you all in person and receive cash donations for the Center, this year we have to make do with virtual hugs and online donations. If you’d like to show me your… Continue reading COVID-19 Relief Fundraising
We hope that this post finds all of our readers safely, and we wish everyone the best during these unpredictable and trying times. Uganda has had its first confirmed cases of COVID-19, and has shut down schools, transport, and public businesses. Therefore HCU has to pause all programming until further notice. However, our staff remain… Continue reading COVID-19 hits Uganda
By Cameron Ward At the heart of mother's and father's minds is providing for their children. Providing for anyone is an act of love: to make sure thirst is quenched, bellies are full, rest is plentiful, and that there is an opportunity for education. However, being a provider is no easy responsibility, and people across… Continue reading Matha’s Story: Refuge in Hope
As we enter the holiday season, giving thanks for what and who we have around us, Hope Center Uganda is excited to announce that on Tuesday, December 3rd, all donations made via GlobalGiving will be eligible for matching funds from corporate partners! Click here to donate: donation matching only available on Dec 3rd! This is… Continue reading Giving Tuesday: Donations Matched on Dec 3!
Hope Center Gulu is so excited to announce the success of our free pilot program in Electronic Music Production. This is greatly thanks to our partners SABAA Education and Ableton, with additional support from private donors and music collectives such as Rise Berlin and Pangea II. The program started October 1, 2019 and will be… Continue reading SABAA Electronic Music Education Partnership Empowers Young Creatives
By Jamie Stuart Photography by Eddie Power Last week, the students of Hope Center Uganda learned about simple farming, food sustainability and environmental education. Together we planted vegetable gardens, a small field of maize, and some passion, mango and avocado trees in an orchard around the grounds of the center. As these fruits grow, they… Continue reading Veggie Farming & Environmental Education
By Cameron Ward Photography by Eddie Power For years, my life has revolved around music. Not so uncommonly, I listen to music when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed at night. However, since entering college I spend most of my days studying music. Attending music class after music class,… Continue reading Songwriting Class
Thankfully our team is safe after an unfortunate highway collision, but we need to fundraise to repair the damages to our car.
https://youtu.be/R-b1KJJPt9I "As part of the Berlin Economic Forum, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy received on March 6th, Jamie Le Fanu Stuart and Kevin Okumu, founders of Hope Centre Uganda. Surprisingly, despite decades of wars, Uganda is ranked the most entrepreneurial country in the world. What explains this successful revival? The speakers provided part of the… Continue reading Grassroots Approaches to Multifaceted Development: International Forum For Sustainable Development in Africa
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