Help 150 youth get internet skills in Uganda

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries
Help 150 youth get internet skills in Uganda
Over 100 youth can now use computer and internet
Over 100 youth can now use computer and internet

It is with profound gratitude that I, on behalf of management and staff of Mountains of Hope, share our 2016 accomplishments with you and look forward to the new year.

Your donations have gone a long way in improving the lives of children and their communities in Mpigi, Uganda. The funds allowed us to host menstruation management programs, distribute water filters, increase computer literacy, increase school attendance, and continue working on our children's safe home.

Please consider donating again to continue providing children with a healthier, happier, safer, and more successful life. 

Menstruation Management

Through a collaboration with Nourish-UNC, we hosted 10 health interventions to train 600 people (234 mothers, 226 girls,65 men and 75 boys) in comprehensive sustainable menstruation management. Girls can now make and use their own sanitary pads and boys and men do support females during their menses. The local leadership now reports that girls rarely miss school because of lack of a sanitary towel.

The trainings also encouraged a group of local women to form “Seeta pad”. They took on the initiative to train other women and girls to sew their own pads. They also make over 50 pads per day which they supply to health centers and schools. Rose, their group leader, says they earn between $50 to $100 a week, allowing them to send their children to school and purchase healthy and sufficient food.

Computer Trainings

The computer training center established by Globalgiving donors has taught 110 students to use a computer and thereby attend college and find jobs afterwards. We have also hired one of the computer students as an IT technician as well as computer trainer, and plan to hire 2 more in the coming year as we establish our second computer center.

Water Filters

We also distributed water filters to 30 households and 2 primary schools using last year's funds from Globalgiving. These communities now have access to clean and safe water, dramatically decreasing the rates of water-borne illness.

Children's Home Update

The children’s home now has a banana plantation and other vegetables to enable children have enough food. The completion of this home will see over 50 children have some where to call a safe home.

Education

The Education interventions: Saw 600 children attending school regularly, 308 children in 2 Primary schools were enabled to have lunch at school for all the school terms as well as pay tuition for 40 children in Primary and secondary schools, 02 girls in a nursing school pursuing their Nursing dreams as well as 1 University student.

The Mountains of Hope programme targets vulnerable children 3-18 years aiming to improve literacy and basic life skills. Mountains of Hope works with guardians and communities to create a conducive learning environment and supports children both in and out of school.

Our Promise: Everything to the Community-

We use your donations responsibly. The administration of the Mountains of Hope is conducted as far as much as possible on a voluntary basis. Other costs like electricity, rent and internet are covered by fees from the computer training and printing center. We pledge to ensure that 90% of our funds are spent directly on community interventions.

How you can help!

Together, we can continue improving the lives of children in Mpigi, Uganda and beyond. You can consider to give a GivingTuesday gift to our projects today, we request you chose a project to support during this holiday on the Globalgiving site and make sure to tell your friends too!:

Continue paying children’s school fees and tuition to keep vulnerable children at school

Support children study their books even at home/complete assignments while at home through provision of solar lights as a simple solution to having light at night for rural school going children.

Partner with schools to reduce school related gender based violence. The project will as well enable us set up school and community clubs and empower them to report cases related to Gender Based Violence

Buy mattresses for the needy children who sleep on the floor. This project will help reduce on frequent sicknesses caused by cold floor, infections and many more challenges.

Renovate a house of a mother who took on 3 orphans but lives in a dusty incomplete house. The children feel comfortable to live with their new mom but the house is in a sorry state

Establish another computer training center and internet café youth project to enable over 100 youth learn to use computer and internet in another rural region

Provide 100 water purifiers to households and schools to enable them drink clean and safe water.  

Do you want to support us again? Click here to DONATE:https://goo.gl/CLGkmd

Girls can now make their own sanitary pads
Girls can now make their own sanitary pads
People now drink clean and safe water
People now drink clean and safe water
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Students in class

Hi,

I promised to be updating you on the progress of our Computer training school and Internet cafe, right now there are 38 youth that have completed the three computer courses and have earned their certificates in basic computer training, over 100 have acess to the fastest Internet in town. We hired a qulaified computer trainer who holds a bachelors degree in Information technology.

I would like to call upon you to like our Computer school face book page so you can keep up todate with what is going on here. https://www.facebook.com/mountainsofhopeinternetcafe?ref=bookmarks

Zahara, one of the girls studying the course has already been hired in one of the secretarial bureau in town, just imagine even before she completes the course, she is working.

Thank you for your you generous support

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Hi

I thought you would like to get an update again about the project you recently commited your funds to. The project is running smoothly and right now registrations are ongoing as trainings also go on, 20 have started training, 30 people have used the internet service, one youth owning a restaurant here in Mpigi is learning to type, as a result he has opened up a face book account for his business to help him link up with clients, he has sofar received over 30 likes, he testifies that sales have increased ever since he started telling his clients his menu online.

The project needs to contiue going on, as a result we have also realized that this project can make money for its self for self sustainability, we have found out that there is a need for printing, photocopying and scanning documents in the area since we are strategically located near the hospital, university and schools. This project has uploaded a call for donations towards this cause on Globalgiving,I hope you will again help them.http://goto.gg/19789

I hope all goes well for them

We are counting on you

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Hi,

Am very excited for the computer training center at the Mountains of Hope, we have set it already, the computers are in, the internet system is being set, the furniture has been put in place and in the next one week the place will be very busy operating. Over 50 youth are expected to enroll for a computer training and internet usage.

It is also anticipated that over 100 youth at the end of this year will be able to do their research on internet and search for jobs and business opportunities online. These youth seemed to be left behind but with the introduction of these services in the District, this is completely going to change.

I must thank you for your contributions towards this cause, already two youth are going to be recruited to run the service, this means that you have enabled two people to get employment in Uganda so far in addition to other support you have offered, thank you for transforming lives, thank you for transforming families.

internet system has been brought in
internet system has been brought in
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engineers at site
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Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
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Twitter: @OfMountains?s=08
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Mpigi, Uganda

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