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