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!
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