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Jun 5, 2019

Update on Rose's Community!

Thank you for your generous support of Rose and her community! We are pleased to bring you our third quarterly report.

We are delighted to announce that One Light Global is now officially a registered NGO in Uganda!

The next step before starting construction on the vocational training center and educational center is to enter into an agreement with the Office of the Prime Minister, the government body that manages refugee affairs. We're nearly done with the agreement and will be able to start construction soon.

We've also been coordinating with Rose and the engineer that we're working with to finalize the budget for construction and the various materials needed for the embroidery collective.

Thank you all for your support of this project. We can't wait to update you once we break ground!

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Mar 6, 2019

Update on Rose's Community!

Kasava harvested for Rose's community.
Kasava harvested for Rose's community.

Thank you for your generous support of Rose and her community! We are pleased to bring you our second quarterly report detailing our progress with this exciting project.

Over the last few months, our team has continued the necessary groundwork to ensure that Rose's project is successful. We are nearly complete with registering One Light Global as an NGO in Uganda (a lengthy but important proceess to ensure governmental support of the project). We have continued to collaborate with Rose and her collective to get clarity on the land that is available for the vocational training center, as well as the appropriate tools and machinery needed for the embroidery collective. 

We’ve also continued to receive updates from Rose about her community that we’d like to pass on to you. The seeds we purchased for the collective last year during our visit to Bidi Bidi have sprouted and produced an abundance of food for the community. We've included a picture of just a small portion of the amazing amount of cassava harvested recently. 

In the same way that Rose's community so skillfully harvested these seeds, we are looking forward to the fruits of your generosity becoming visible. Our next trip to Uganda is currently scheduled for June -- at which time we plan to break ground on the vocational training center, fill it with embroidery machines and materials, and empower Rose’s community to create a sustainable income for their families.

 Thank you again for your support!

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Dec 10, 2018

Update on Rose's Community!

Newborn twins in Rose's community receive clothes.
Newborn twins in Rose's community receive clothes.

Thank you for your generous support of Rose and her community! We are pleased to bring you our first quarterly report detailing our progress with this exciting project.

Over the last few months, our team has primarily been focused on establishing the necessary groundwork to ensure that Rose’s project is successful. We are collaborating with Rose and her collective to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that details business and strategic plans for the vocational training center. We are also working to establish relationships with Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) so we can begin construction of the vocational training center with the government’s support. This is important because the center will be the first building of the larger sustainable community we are currently designing to transform the refugee camp. Securing a solid partnership with the OPM will smooth the way forward to bring this inspiring vision into the real world.

While we work to finalize our mutual agreements with Rose’s collective and the OPM, we’ve been receiving updates from Rose about her community that we’d like to pass on to you. Just a few days ago, a member of her community birthed twins! The collective presented the mother with hand-made clothes for the newborns during a special ceremony with the church leaders. As you can see, life continues in a refugee camp as it does anywhere else in the world.

We can’t wait to break ground on the vocational training center, fill it with embroidery machines and materials, and empower Rose’s community to create a sustainable income for their families.

Thank you again for your support!

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