Children
 Uganda
Project #15330

Scholarships to support displaced children

by Project Have Hope
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Winnie
Winnie

 “Let education not make you rich, but rather, useful,” is the mantra of Winnie’s headmaster at Bishop Cypriano’s academically competitive secondary school.

Winnie is 16 and was born and raised in the Acholi Quarter, a slum on the outskirts of Kampala. Despite many struggles and challenges, Winnie remains undaunted in her quest to receive a solid education. “I love learning a lot,” exclaims Winnie, who loves to read and can often be found in the school library looking for books in French to read.

She hopes to pursue a career doing charity work. She knows very well the struggles of poverty and is committed to doing her part to contribute to creating a better world. “I want to do my part to help,” Winnie flatly states. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there!”

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.

Dorcas
Dorcas

Dorcas is 16 years old, despite her youthful, shy smile. Her father died of HIV when she was very young.  In February, she tragically and unexpectedly lost her mother during childbirth.  "I have always helped my family take care of my younger siblings, but it is now even more important that I contribute." Children in Uganda too often have to grow up fast and take on responsibilities that far surpass their tender years.  Full of pride, Dorcas speaks of her mother, "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."

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.

Samuel
Samuel

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.

Gloria
Gloria
Dorcas
Dorcas

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.

Brenda
Brenda
Moses
Moses
Patrick
Patrick
Solomon
Solomon

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.

 

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Project Have Hope

Location: Malden, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.projecthavehope.org
Project Leader:
Karen Sparacio
Director
Malden, MA United States

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