Feb 19, 2019

The government of Uganda's take on orphanages

Hi

Thank you for supporting us all through that time to make it safe for children to live in the anice place, when we started this programme in 2005, we barely had no donor to help, not untill 2009 when we received our first American intern.

The government of Uganda through the ministry of gender, labour and social development is currently discouraging orphanages and has ordered resettlement of children, Mountains of Hope resettled all the children it had,these children have been reunited with close relatives, several organisations have been set up to follow us with resettled children all over the country, however, our programm continues to support the education and the wellbeing of these children.

"Relying on institutional care would be like someone having an umbrella inside a leaking house to protect himself from rain. Institutional care is actually unnecessary because it constitutes the erosion of positive traditional values," says a comissioner in the ministry.

The certified child therapist argues that the real root causes behind the child being placed into the institutions are the ones which should be addressed rather than placing children into child institutions.

Mountains of Hope committee has there fore decided to use the available facility to establish a community school to enable children in this community to access better education, right now the nearest primary school is 5 kilometers away from this village, the school programme will support needy children and especially those that donot have any parent. This now means that your donations beginning from this month would go into the construction of additional class rooms for the community school, we are aso considering ending this very project and starting a new one on Globalgiving purposely to help raise funds for the school. Mountains of Hope is working on securing a license from the Uganda ministry of Education which allows one to run a school, according to the inspection reports from the Ministry of Education, this area is fit for a school, we hope that you will be able to continue support for this project to keep children in school.

Feb 14, 2019

Your support is appreciated

Hi

Thank you so much for your continued support to this project, its a dry season now and nothing much is going on, the gardens are doig well, very soon, Mountains of Hope will be phasing out this project, you will be directed to another project that will enable the communities of Mpigi where we serve to be self sustained, every year, we review our plan, assess impact and make considerations with our partners and beneficiaries whether to continue or not to continue with some projects,basing on community needs at that time, it seems this one in particular will be revised this year, but we are grateful for your grants to this project.

When that time comes, you will be notified as soon as possible

Feb 14, 2019

Harriet is completing studies

Hi,

Two years ago, a girl in a remote village in Uganda had lost hope after she completed her senior four level at secondary school but had means of continuing education, the oly option was to marry her off, Harriet would be having two kids by now and living a misserable elife in a remote village, but thatnks be to God, a sponsor wrote to us asking to sponsor a child who wants to do nursing as a course, here appeared the right choice Harriet, today Harriet is counting days to complete her two year course at the Iganga school of nursing, Harriet is so much excited about this opportunity, she says this is something she will never forget in life.

"Am so much happy excited about his success story, its going to be our fourth success story of a child sponsored under our project to complete formal education" Lilian, executive committee treasurer

"A vote of thanks to Brooke the sponsor of Harriet for the consistent sponsorship"-Francis, Mountains of Hope Executive chairman

Regards

 
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