It has been hot but clean water was always available in our pots
By James Malinga - Project leader
It has been been hot here, during the long dry spell, our communities had no problems drinking safe water, normally during this season, much water is taken at home, therefore, boiled water would get used up so quickly, but with our purifiers, it was always there, this means that we need more and more of them to cover the whole community.
During our routine quarterly monitoring, the headteacher of one of the primary schools who benefited from this water project could only mention "thank you guys" repeatedly.
This project is still raising funds to cover 5 primary schools, 1 secondary school as well as 50 households this quarter, $600 can enable 1500 pupils in target schools as well as 500 people in 50 households to have safe water for three years.
Will you help us again and recommend us to your friends and family members and tell them to support this caus?
Feb 25, 2019
Children are back to school
By James Malinga - Project leader
Greetings, we are grateful some of the children have reported back to school, Marion has completed primary seven and has joined secondary school, 3 girls in secondary school and 1 boy are at school for their first term.
We exepcect these children to complete their education wothout being sent back for school fees, we are also working on empowering their households with income generating projects like animal rearing and boosting on their business with booster cash, our staff are also training guardians on business skills, we want these families to be self sustained in the near future.
During our routine quarterly monitoring, we identified some more families of children that required training and capacity building in business management, we are organizing to have this done once funds are available.
Comig week, our project will go to different schools distributing scholastic materials to our sponsored children, follow us on our facebook page to keep intouch with our community interventions
Feb 19, 2019
The government of Uganda's take on orphanages
By James Malinga - Project Leader
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.