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Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda

by Uganda Hands for Hope
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda
Support and Educate Vulnerable children in Uganda

Greetings from Uganda!  

As we move into the final term of the Ugandan school year, our P7 students will be sitting their Primary Leaving Exams (PLEs) prior to setting off for Secondary School and we will be welcoming a new class of the most vulnerable infants from the Namuwongo community into the school.

On other news, October 11th was the International Day of the Girl Child and we were delighted to have sent a group of learners to represent Uganda Hands for Hope at an event in Luwero.

In Uganda, around half of girls between 15 to 24 are illiterate and up to 80% do not attend Secondary School.  To foster more targeted support for the girls of the Namuwongo slum, we've decided to start a new project on GlobalGiving that focuses just on girls.  You can learn more about it here.

We've also recently started running a program, in partnership with Fundi Bots, to teach our students about the exciting world of science and technology. They will be using all sorts of normal household materials, combined with new skills in engineering and maths, to explore robotics and scientific innovation!

If you are interested in helping set up a project with our students, or have any ideas about such opportunities, please get in touch with us at info@onlinehope.org and help us broaden the horizons of the children at UHfH!

Without help from you - our friends and supporters, our work would not be possible. As always, we are very grateful for all of your support.

Thank you!

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End-of-term donation giveaway celebration!
End-of-term donation giveaway celebration!

Greetings from Uganda!  

The children of Hands for Hope finished up Term 2 with a bang!  Congratulations to all our hard-working students and staff! The best performers and greatest improvers were rewarded with donated clothes and shoes at our end-of-term prize-giving - spirits were very high!

Term 3 is already ramping up and everyone is happy to be back in the swing of things!  Children in Primary 7 are working very hard for their final term prior to beginning Secondary School in the new year, and our lower classes are delighted to be back into the classroom.

We are also delighted to be training our girls in how to care for and use their new reusable sanitary products - thanks to a generous donation from AFRIpads!  Shame, misinformation and lack of access to sanitary products forces countless girls out of the education system in Uganda every year. So, we’ve launched a new project on GlobalGiving that focuses just on our girls - please help us support these vulnerable young women by sponsoring a girl today!

Without the help from all of our friends and supporters, our work would not be possible. We are very grateful for all of your support. 

Thank you!

Reusable sanitary products for our girls!
Reusable sanitary products for our girls!

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The Hands for Hope football teams
The Hands for Hope football teams

Greetings from Uganda!  

The school's second term is coming to a close at Hands for Hope and things have been quite busy, with lots of activities, workshops and projects on the go.  Our dedicated team of teachers, social workers and support staff have continued working with our children and their families, supported by a wide range of volunteers. 

Since we graduated from the Accelerator program, thanks to generous donors like yourself, we've already started to fill our intake class for next year, bringing the most vulnerable kids into the program early to get them off the street as soon as possible.  

In other news...

Recently, at Uganda Hands for Hope's first Open Day, we invited all of our parents to come and learn about everything from science and personal hygiene to geography and crossword puzzles, at stalls run by the children.  Our students had a wonderful time educating their own families!  

To regularly monitor our children with hearing impairments, we've continued to partner with the Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children.  The children love the activities in their mobile clinic!

And finally, we'd love to congratulate the UHfH football and netball teams which competed at an inter-school tournament last week and played wonderfully.  Follow us on Facebook to see how far they'll go!  

Moving into our third term, we hope to expand our special needs class and offer a wider array of vocational and practical skills. If you know anyone who is interested in helping us develop these projects or becoming a sponsor, please share our project or contact us. Without the help from all of our friends and supporters, our work would not be possible. We are very grateful for all of your support. 

Thank you!

Our inaugural Open Day
Our inaugural Open Day
Mobile clinic for kids with hearing impairments
Mobile clinic for kids with hearing impairments

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Thank you from the children of Hands for Hope!
Thank you from the children of Hands for Hope!

Greetings from Uganda!

We did it!  We have just received confirmation from GlobalGiving that we came in  FIRST PLACE in GlobalGiving's June Accelerator Program!  Not only did we raise more money than any other organization, but we also had the most unique donors, so GlobalGiving will be awarding us with a total of $7,025 USD in additional Bonus funds!  

This is all thanks to your kind donations!  Your amazing generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of the children and families we support in Namuwongo.

A very BIG thank you from all of us here at Uganda Hands for Hope and the children of Namuwongo!  

If you’d like to join Uganda Hands for Hope’s email list and receive newsletters about our progress, please click here.  

One last thing - sharing our project with your friends and family helps us spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. If you’re willing to share the story of our work with your network on social media or simply in conversation, we’d be incredibly grateful.

THANK YOU!!!

 

 

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Uganda Hands for Hope

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Twitter: @handsforhopeug
Project Leader:
Joseph Cummiskey
Kampala, Uganda
$36,535 raised of $45,000 goal
 
314 donations
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