It is with great joy that we confirm that Hope Center Uganda’s flagship center is finally fully-functional, sustainable, and looking towards a bright future! We host regular education programs in literacy, computer science, women’s health, business training, and even DJ classes to hundreds of members of the local community.
However, it is with even greater urgency that we ask you to please look towards our newest project, a Special Needs Intervention for a Nodding Syndrome Care Center. This is the only care center in Uganda for children affected by Nodding Syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disease affecting an estimated 10,000 children in Eastern Africa, with increasingly heavy pockets in post-war areas of Uganda. The Nodding Syndrome Care Center was originally founded by an organization not related to us, Hope for Humans, which ran out of funding last year.
In our refusal to stagnate, or deny the community the services it needs most, Hope Center Uganda is expanding from our usual programming for this special needs circumstance to provide therapy and care for the children, and counselling and capacity-building for the center and the surrounding community. This concept is designed with the mission for the Nodding Syndrome Care Center keep its doors open and continue to help affected children, medical researchers, and the surrounding community in the struggle to understand, cope, and treat Nodding Syndrome.
To donate or find out more, check the below links:
Hope Center Uganda: Nodding Syndrome Fundraiser
*Note: November 27, 2018 is #GivingTuesday: all donations made on this date will be matched by GlobalGiving’s corporate sponsors! For maximum impact, we would appreciate if any donations could be made on this date*
Thank you for your support!