Children of Hope Uganda provides educational support and vocational training to over 600 children and youth affected by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda.
Children of Hope Uganda (COHU) was founded by a Ugandan school teacher in 2006 and since then has empowered thousands of young people in rural Northern Uganda through education and small business opportunities. Leadership continues to be based in Uganda, while a small dedicated Canadian team fundraises, monitors accountability reports, and sells the Jewelry products made in the community.
COHU is very active and in addition to those activities listed above also Provides:
- School support
Scholastic materials for 163 students and full School fees for 46 students in Lira, Uganda.
- University sponsorships
For 16 young women held captive by LRA 1996 to 2004 The Aboke Girls
- A Community Library
For Lira students and community members
- Women’s Microfinance Groups
- Farmer’s Savings and Lending Cooperatives
Farmers receiving seeds and plows for planting
- NEW! Barlonyo Water and Sanitation Project
We are improving water infrastructure in the community. Water taps, improved latrines and biogas extraction system for cooking will all be installed. The project was funded by Rotary International and Rotary Clubs in Canada, USA and Uganda Watch the video here.