By Kate Culbertson: On Sunday, August 6th, HCU had its annual field day and I am so happy that I got the chance to take part. This year the team had Hope Center t-shirts made for both the kids and the staff. The t-shirts turned out great and have promoted the values of HCU throughout… Continue reading In the Classroom: Annual Field Day!
By Kate Culbertson Arriving in Entebbe Airport on July 29th was extremely exciting and quite nerve racking. I couldn’t wait to meet all the HCU kids and get the chance to work alongside the inspirational team of women making this educational vision a reality here in Gulu, Uganda. Walking into the classroom, I couldn’t fight… Continue reading In the Classroom: Mental Health
by Mary Maxton Fowler On Wednesday, July 19 we were lucky enough to visit the Boroli refugee camp, one of 18 settlements that make up Ajumani. There are 5,000 to 25,000 people in each settlement, the majority of which are South Sudanese women and children. Upon arrival, we met up with Voice For Humanity(VFH), the… Continue reading Field Report: Refugee Settlement Research
by Mary Maxton Fowler, July 14, 2017 These first two days have already shown me so much about this beautiful place and it’s beautiful people. Kevin- the best mom in Uganda- is providing her wonderful home for us to stay in and the views for the sunset are out of this world. We are completely immersed… Continue reading Intern Update: First Impressions
by Achen Joyce Date: 16 July, 2016 Summary of week events. We began normal lessons on Saturday at 2:00pm where I took over P.1 and P.2 as Miriam took over the rest of the classes and I taught on a topic called ‘’the different types of foods’’ where I told them as many foods as possible… Continue reading Intern Update: July II
by Achen Joyce Date: 4 July, 2016 Summary of the week events: Lessons began on Saturday at 2:00pm where I took over P.1 and P.2 class and taught them how to identify shapes. The students also learnt different colors like red, yellow, blue among others. By the time the lesson ended, most of them were able to… Continue reading Intern Update: July
by Ayat Single Joan. Date: 25th June 2016 Summary of the week events: The children are welcoming, active and displayed a positive attitude toward the subject. Time of excellence: I had collected the books for marking and a pupil came and requested I give him his book back. I asked him why, and he said that he… Continue reading Intern Update: June
UNC wasn't the only one starting classes this week. Our pilot program, a refugee outreach project, has officially started in Gulu. Gulu is a few hours south of the border between Uganda and South Sudan, and as the largest city in Northern Uganda it was an inevitable ending point for many Sudanese refugees fleeing conflict… Continue reading In The Classroom: Refugee Education Project