Education
 Uganda
Project #18686

Expand Our Vital Programs for Refugees in Uganda

by Hope of Children and Women Victims of Violence
Vetted

Summary

HOCW provides education, counseling and business opportunities for over 340 refugees living in Ndejje, Uganda. We are committed to serving any local refugee in need and have outgrown our current space. $15,000 will enable us to move to a larger space down the road and to double the number of refugees we are able to serve. Counselors will be able to conduct therapy in private rooms, English teachers will be able to take on more students and we can include more children in our kids' programs.
$15,002.00
total raised
43
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

HOCW began in 2009 as one English class for 20 refugees. Today, HOCW's 14-person staff serves 342 local refugees, offering classes in English, math, computer skills, health, literacy, tailoring, hairdressing and business. A savings collective as well as crafts, soap-making and mushroom-growing groups provide financial empowerment to refugees who have often left everything behind in the struggle to survive. No one in need is turned away from our doors, but we have outgrown our current space.

Solution

With the funds raised from this project, HOCW will be able to double the number of refugees we empower. Our classrooms are currently over-crowded and held in cramped outdoor spaces, mental health counselors often have to share one room for multiple client sessions and we have had to borrow space from neighbors to host our growing children's program. This new compound will help us continue to deliver on our promise to give local refugees a brighter future through education and rehabilitation.

Long-Term Impact

After graduating from our programs, refugees have reached fluency in English, learned useful trade skills (ie. tailoring, food cultivation) and are equipped to become part of Uganda's workforce. They have also learned crucial health information through HOCW's partnership with Rosalind Franklin Medical School in the US. This project will help us expand the programs that create a healthy, well-integrated, forward-thinking community for hundreds of refugees who have been robbed of their freedom.

Resources

http:/​/​www.hocwug.net/​

Organization Information

Hope of Children and Women Victims of Violence

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.hocwug.net/​
Project Leader:
Charlotte Haigh
Kampala, Kampala Uganda

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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