Humanity Healing International

Humanity Healing International is a humanitarian, nonpolitical, nondenominational spiritual organization promoting Spiritual Activism as a means to foster Healing for communities around the world. Our Mission is to seek out and identify specific projects worldwide and to implement definable and sustainable solutions. Our initiatives are not broad mandates, but targeted undertakings created to restore Hope in the lives of children and communities that have lost it.
Jul 17, 2012

ing Machines Arrive At Vocational Training Center

Our first shipment of sewing machines for the Pads for Schoolgirls Project has arrived at the Vocational Training Center at Future Victory School in Uganda.  As you can see in the pictures, the students are very excited.

In case you are wondering why these are the old style treadle type sewing machines, the answer is simple: there is no electricity at Future Victory School.  In Uganda, electricity is primarily found in the major cities and corridors, with much of the countryside doing without.

We are in process of plastering the floor of the room where we will teach the sewing classes.  We have found a seamstress instructor and she is just waiting on the floor being finished before we start the classes.

Our sincere Gratitude to all those that generously donated to Humanity Healing International to make this first shipment of sewing machines possible.  We have also received shipments of pad kits from individuals with sewing skills of their own that wanted to give of their hands as well as their hearts.  Thank you.

It continuously amazes me that something that is so taken for granted in developed countries can make such a huge impact on the life a young woman in developing countries.  In sub-Saharan Africa, lack of access to feminine hygiene products is the #1 reason that girls have to drop out of school.  Studies have shown that each additional year of schooling, a girl’s earning potential increases by 10-20%.

Empowering woman empowers communities.  The goal is to keep girls in school.  Our contribution to this goal is the Pads for Schoolgirls Project.  Thank you for being a part of this change.

The sewing machines arrive
The sewing machines arrive

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Mar 30, 2012

First Pads for Schoolgirls Kits Arrive in Uganda

The Pad Kits Arrive
The Pad Kits Arrive

In March, the first shipment of Pad Kits for the Pads for Schoolgirls program arrived at Future Victory School in Uganda.

As you can see, the girls were excited to receive them.

The Pads for Schoolgirls Project has different facets.  The first phase of the project includes the shipment of Pad Kits made both professionally and by volunteers to answer the immediate need.  The second phase will be the expansion of the Vocational Training Program at Future Victory School to encompass sewing and seamstress skills.  As part of their curriculum, the girls in the program will make Pad Kits that they, in turn, will share with other girls in need.

The “Pay It Forward” approach is one of the trademarks of Humanity Healing International programs.

By helping others, “forgotten” children relearn they are part of a larger community and to become part of the solution for the problems affecting it.

Give a child a fish and they eat for a day.  Teach a child to fish and they eat for a lifetime.

Our goal is to inspire children so that one day they can be the ones teaching.

Our sincere Gratitude to the donors, volunteers and supporters who are making this transformational project possible.

The Pad Kits generate much excitement
The Pad Kits generate much excitement
Everybody is excited with the new program!
Everybody is excited with the new program!
Empowering Girls!
Empowering Girls!

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Mar 26, 2012

HHI Helps Insure Regional Food Security

Cassava Project - Vocational Training Center
Cassava Project - Vocational Training Center

Humanity Healing International is excited to share the good news from our vocational training / model farm project located at Future Victory School in Uganda.  This report is shared by Wilson Ngobi, the Administrative Director of the school.

Cassava Project

The people of Bakusekamajja Women’s Group that received a donation of Cassava Cuttings from Humanity Healing International in the year 2009 has great pleasure and overwhelmingly happy to announce to the above organization and its supporters about its success stories of their project.

  • The group expanded the field without harvesting the Cassava in mid-2010 much as the first harvest could have been registered then. The reason was to use the cuttings that had already grown at least 2 cuttings per each plant to extend the size of the garden. After increasing the size of the field from about 2 hectares, the garden has grown to 5 hectares (approximately 12 ½ acres).
  • Because this is a community garden that helps all mothers of the community to have enough food in their homes with their children, every household participating was donated in early January 2012 100 pieces of Cassava cuttings, which is enough to cover 1 hectare (approximately 2 ½ acres) of land for every home.
  • A total of 37 homes received the cuttings which, if all put into their respective use and purpose, we now project that 37 hectares (approximately 91 ½ acres) of cassava will be planted and harvested in the entire community of Bugaya Zone, Kiwungu Village in Kamuli District.
  • At Future Victory School, our current 5 hectares grown from the original donation from Humanity Healing International will continue to be maintained as a Model Farm where cuttings will be produced for future and further community support.
  • Recent efforts have included the importance of polyculture, or growing multiple types of crops in the same area. For example, in every hectare of cassava planted, farmers can as well plant beans in the same field as the beans are likely to be harvested within 2-3 months while cassava takes between 6-10 months before harvest. With the money generated from this last harvest, every household received, in addition to the cassava cuttings, 5 kgs of beans to be planted in the same fields as the cassava.

The Model Farm section of the Vocational Training Center at Future Victory School continues to be a resounding success.  From the original 2 hectares of an improved strain of cassava developed for the region, the fields at FVS have grown to 5 hectares with another 32 hectares in the local community of multi-crop plantings, greatly increasing food security in the region.  Just as important as learning the skills involved in farming, the children in the program learn the importance of community service and helping others.

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