We have been privileged to watch children graduate from high school, in many cases, the first in their family to do so. We have witnessed children who were once child soldiers grow into polite, educated young men. Just as our children now have the audacity to dream, so do we.
We dream of "our children" becoming leaders, teachers and assets to their communities. We envision a community, once broken and nearly destroyed by the ravages of war, rise up to their full potential. We believe poverty isn't a life sentence to be passed on to future generations. We believe we can change this dire course. And we are doing so.
You can help. A $25 donation provides a monthly scholarship for a child. Consider giving the gift, the opportunity, of education to a child who would not otherwise have it.
Sadly, in February, one of our members and a talented artisan, Rose, unexpectedly passed away. She had recently given birth to a premature daughter who remains hospitalized and fighting for her life. A mother with six children, Rose left both her family and community devastated. A graduate of our vocational training program, she used her knitting skills and talent of crafting beautiful jewelry to support her family. Her husband does not have steady work. Rose was one of eleven children, so the burden is too great for her mother or other family members to help much.
The Project Have Hope family has stepped in to sponsor scholastically four of her children, young Moses, Brenda, Dorcas and Patrick. "I have always helped my family take care of my younger siblings," says 16 year old Dorcas. "But it is now even more important that I contribute."
"My mother was a ‘business lady.’ Every Friday she sold her paper bead jewelry at the market. In school, I enjoy studying commerce. I hope to be a ‘business lady’ like my mom was." Please help us to provide the education to these children that their mother struggled to provide.
You can help. Just $100 provides tuition for one term. Consider giving the gift, the opportunity, of education to a child who would not otherwise have it.
Meet Solomon. He is 15 years old and the only son in a family of seven children. Through Project Have Hope's sponsorship, Solomon is attending one of the top secondary schools in Kampala. A focused and dedicated scholar, he uses his down time to join dicussion groups and hopes to become an engineer.
"My toughest challenge has been understanding everything and maintaining my grades. It takes a lot of hard work.
I overcome these challenges by consulting with teachers and by developing a spirit of competion. This helps to improve my grades.
If i wasn't at school, I would be a miserable child who doesn't know how to write or speak English. I would end up being a street child."
Children, like Solomon, were born into their circumstances of poverty, displacement, and futures as hard laborers. Project Have Hope is changing that. You can help. Just $10 provides rquirements for a student. $100 provides tuition for one term. Consider giving the gift, the opportunity, of education to a child who would not otherwise have it.
My name is Joel. I am 17 years old. I come from Gulu in northern Uganda. I now live in Kampala with my parents but the situation at home is not really good. My parents did not go far with their studies and now we are suffering because they can't get a job that can support me and my brothers and sisters in school.
I am in secondary school at the S3 level. I am thankful that I am attending boarding school because I can dedicate myself to my studies. There is always enough time for me to read books and I am free from the family problems which persist. In school, I meet different people from different backgrounds from all corners of Uganda.
My proudest accomplishment is when I managed to excel in the primary leaving examination. This made it possible for me to be accepted into a competitve secondary school.
The toughest challenges always come when I lack all of the necessary school requirements and when the weather changes and it rains too much, making me reach late to school.
I overcome most of these challenges by following the advise of the elderly people that help me to grow as a good person.
If I wasn't at school, I would be a social misfit in the community.
I am of strong hope of becoming a doctor. I am working tooth and nail for it. This is important to me because I want to help people who are poor and can not get enough money for healthcare.
Just $10 provides rquirements for a student. $100 provides tuition for one term.
This holiday season, give children like Joel, the gift of education. The gift to dream. The gift of a future.
Meet Winnie. Star student who has prevailed against the odds.
My name is Winnie.
I am 13 years old.
I grew up in the Acholi Quarters.
When I home I must help my mother prepare food, wash clothes and care for our large family of 12.
Through your support, Winnie has received scholastic sponsorship through Project Have Hope and is now attending one of the premier boarding schools in Kampala. In boarding school, she can focus on her studies without the distractions which come from living in an impoverished slum.
If I wasn't at school, I would not have the knowledge that could guide me through life in this world.
People are truly surprised to hear that I do not come from a well-to-do family, yet I attend one of the best schools throughout the country and I am acquiring the best knowledge one could ever attain.
My greatest hope for the future is to become a doctor and have great courage, just like Ben Carson of Gifted Hand. I truly hope that one day my dream comes true.
Children, like Winnie, were born into their circumstances of poverty, displacement, and futures as hard laborers. We are changing that. You can help. Just $10 provides rquirements for a student. $100 provides tuition for one term. Consider giving the gift, the opportunity, of education to a child who would not otherwise have it.
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