Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year

by The HALO Foundation
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Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Give Kids Like Kristin a Home for One Year
Joshua joined HALO in 2018
Joshua joined HALO in 2018

Please meet Joshua. He is a part of the HALO Kibuli Home in Uganda. Joshua’s life on the street before HALO was very difficult.  He was often unsure of where his next meal would come from, and he was not in school. 

In 2018, Joshua was recruited into the HALO Home where for the past three years, he has 3 meals a day, a roof over his head with caretakers, mentors and counselors to support his wellbeing. This would not be possible without supporters like you. 

Being a part of HALO, means having opportunities that enrich your life, and that many others get from having the foundational support of family. For Joshua, that means having opportunities just this past year alone, where he was invited to perform and participate in a large Psycho Social Support Forum, as well as attend an end of year camp with his peers and mentors to celebrate the accomplishments and hardships they have endured over the past year.  

HALO is so proud of the growth that we have seen in Joshua since coming to HALO, and we are so excited for him to start school again in January after a long break due to the pandemic. Joshua stayed committed to his studies and his reading skills during the break and cannot wait to get started again in the new year. 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season. Thank you for supporting kids just like Joshua.

Joshua with his peers and mentors at camp
Joshua with his peers and mentors at camp
Joshua at the Psycho Social Support Forum
Joshua at the Psycho Social Support Forum
Joshua with HALO Program Manager
Joshua with HALO Program Manager
Joshua during a youth writing activity
Joshua during a youth writing activity
Joshua during a dance activity
Joshua during a dance activity
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Juma
Juma

Juma is a 22-year-old who lives in Lungujja. He lost his parents at a very young age causing him to grow up on his own and miss out on formal education. He developed amazing musical talents at a young age and found his love for drumming. This love of drumming got him a job as a musical instrumentalist playing for one of the NGOs in the Wakiso district. It provided him a reliable source of income right until the country locked down in March 2020. Things soon became hard for Juma, and he felt extremely lost and hopeless without any source of income.

Later on, he learned about the HALO Outreach Program from a friend who happened to be part of the program at the HALO Uganda Learning Center. He began going to seek counseling. Soon after, he decided to get involved with group and entrepreneurship counseling, which changed everything for him. Juma then started his own business in Kosovo, and this enabled him to meet his basic needs. Now Juma plans to expand his business to other locations and for more profits. Juma says, "If it wasn't for this program, I do not think I would have made it. Thank you to our sponsors, HALO." Juma, we are so proud of you!

We appreciate all those who help our kids along the road to success! Our donors mean so much to us whether it is a one-time donation or a monthly donation, we are so grateful for you.

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Sumaya
Sumaya

Hear from HALO Alum Sumaya from Uganda. She is now 20 years old and thriving! 

Sumaya joined the HALO family in 2008 after her mother was no longer able to care for her. While living in the HALO Mengo Home, she attended school and completed her primary education. Sumaya is currently in the Salon and Cosmetology progam at the HALO Uganda Learning Center. 

For over 5 years, the Uganda Learning Center provides a collaborate space for HALO Uganda youth to gather, learn, teach, grow and flourish. As Uganda continues to develop and advance as a country, our youth increasingly experience issues similar to those of American inner city youth. We have seen through our programming for youth in the U.S. that after school programming centers and continued education certifications can make all the difference for a child or young adult. The Learning Center is a place for youth to explore their passions and become engaged in safe and fun activities. Classes include Salon, Dance, Sewing and Fashion Design, Computer Skills, Music and Health Education. 

Thank you for supporting young adults like Sumaya so that she can follow her passion to one day work at a salon and become a contributing member of her community.

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Thank you, HALO!
Thank you, HALO!

At HALO, we appreciate all of our HALO supporters and want to show what an incredible difference your donation can make. 

In the Fall, HALO was able to support our HALO youth living in the Uganda Lungujja HALO Girls Home and the Kibuli HALO Boys Home with some dental surgeries and appointments. In total, 12 youth are on their way to a happy and healthy smile. 

After their recovery, the youth took some time to make thank you signs. A few of them also made some thank you videos. Please watch here: https://youtu.be/wUV48qZr9so

Thank you for making their beautiful smiles possible. 

Dental Procedure with a HALO Youth
Dental Procedure with a HALO Youth
Happy Smiles!
Happy Smiles!

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Elijah
Elijah

Join us in celebrating a HALO youth of great strength and resiliency! We are proud to highlight the story of Elijah, a young man who has been nurtured by the love and community of the HALO Gulu Boys home. His story helps us illustrate the amazing work our HALO youth are able to achieve through your support. 

A HALO youth from Uganda, Elijah joined the HALO Gulu Boys home in 2012. Prior to joining the Gulu Boys home, Elijah overcame many challenges as caretaker of his brothers and sisters. For many years, he demonstrated compassion and maturity supporting them through difficult times. Elijah was offered the opportunity to join the Gulu Boys home where he received the community support that helped him grow into the person he is today. 

After 5 years growing under the supportive guidance of mentors in the Gulu Boys home, Elijah has been able to live independently with his father. Elijah currently awaits admission to an auto mechanics school. He knows that his strengths will serve him well in a vocational school and is looking forward to achieving his desire of becoming a mechanic so that he can give back to his village and make a positive change in his family and community.

Thank you for supporting kids just like Elijah. We are so grateful for you! 

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