Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library

by Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation, FOCAGIFO USA
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library
Keep Hope School COVID-free and Create a Library

Summary

Since 2003, the Hope Institute for Transformational Leadership and Development, founded by Canon Gideon Byamugisha, an international AIDS activist, has provided vocational training for orphaned and vulnerable youth in Uganda, educating over 3,000 youth to be skilled leaders in their communities. We are now raising funds for the recently re-opened school to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and to renovate an existing space for a library/study space.

$6,500
total goal
$4,463
remaining
36
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The Hope Institute prioritizes training orphaned and vulnerable youth to support themselves with marketable skills. The school was forced to close for several months due to Covid-19. Students have now returned to campus but must be kept Covid-free if the school is to continue to function. The school urgently needs resources to cover the costs of masks, sanitizer, Covid prevention training and tests. In addition, an existing building will be renovated to create a needed library and study space.

Solution

We aim to raise $5,000 by December 31st, 2020. (Total raised will be $6,500), to enable the purchase of Covid prevention supplies and training, ($3,000) and to create a library ($2,000). The Hope Institute is provisionally accredited by the Uganda Business and Technical Education Board, (UBTEB), which noted that the Hope Institute needs to improve on library reading space, pending full accreditation. The library/study space will be created by renovating and furnishing an existing building.

Long-Term Impact

Served by 28 faculty, the Hope Institute graduates 100 to 150 students per year with certificates in Hotel Management and Institutional Catering, Electrical Installation, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Fashion and Design, and Hair Dressing. By helping students to remain Covid-free (both those who were to have graduated in 2020 as well as new students), they can complete their studies, and become skilled, self-reliant adults, working in Ugandan businesses or owning their own small businesses.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.focagifo.net
Primary Facebook Page for Friends of Canon Gideon
secondary website

Organization Information

Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation, FOCAGIFO USA

Location: Sewanee, TN - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Karin Ringheim
Arlington, VA United States
$2,037 raised of $6,500 goal
 
42 donations
$4,463 to go
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