Thankfully our team is safe after an unfortunate highway collision, but we need to fundraise to repair the damages to our car.
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 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
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!
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,… Continue reading Construction Update: Ground Levelling & Foundation
My first few weeks in Gulu have been great to say the least. Although my attempts to learn the local language have stalled I've learnt plenty more. I think I can say that I know my way around town and have slipped into a good routine. Ive begun to sink my teeth into a draft… Continue reading Intern Update: October
By Harry Marshall I’ve always found arriving in a new city or country at night is unsettling. You struggle to get your bearings because everything is either dark or lit up by brownish-yellow florescent streetlights. So arriving in Kampala at 9:00PM at night and the subsequent 6-hour drive to Gulu didn’t really allow me to… Continue reading Intern Update: First Impressions