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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.COHU also provides Income Generating Activities and microfinance support to women who are caregivers for the beneficiary children to enable them to pay the children’s school fees. 

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Development Centre educates children ages 2 to 7 in Barlonyo, Uganda. Children learn reading, writing, and math in the double classroom built by Children of Hope Uganda in 2012.

Vocational Education

The Barlonyo Technical and Vocational Institute trains students in areas such as carpentry, brick laying, tailoring, agriculture, and motor vehicle repair.

Small Business Opportunities

Children of Hope Uganda operates 10 Income Generating Activities (IGA) to achieve the goal of financial sustainability for the vocational and nursery schools. They include: a piggery, poultry operation, goat rearing, tilapia fish farming, pineapple farming, sale of tailoring and carpentry class products, a bakery project, school truck rental, and maize grinding.

More about COHU

The Ugandan Team Runs:

  • Barlonyo Technical and Vocational Institute
    carpentry, bricklaying, tailoring, agriculture and motor vehicle repair courses for formerly abducted students
  • Barlonyo Early Childhood Development Centre
    nursery school for 120 students, ages 2 to 7
  • Income Generating Activities (IGA’s)
    • 8 Lira IGA’s – pigs, chickens, goats, orange trees, bee keeping, sewing, paper bead jewelry making, oxen ploughing, soap making
    • 10 Barlonyo school IGA’s – piggery, poultry, goats, tilapia fish farming, pineapple farming, truck rental, maize grinding mill, tailoring sales, carpentry sales, school bakery sales
  • School support
    • Scholastic materials for 163 students attending schools in Lira
    • School fees for 34 students in Lira
  • University sponsorships
    For 16 young women held captive by LRA 1996 to 2004 The Aboke Girls
  • Community Library
    For Lira students and community members
  • Women’s Microfinance Groups
    270 women in 6 groups borrowing average of $ 64 for small businesses
  • Farmer’s Savings and Lending Cooperatives
    95% women farmers receiving seeds and plows for planting
  • NEW! Barlonyo Water and Sanitation Project
    • Community water taps, improved latrines and biogas extraction system for cooking
    • Funded by Rotary International and Rotary Clubs in Canada, USA and Uganda. Watch the video here

The Canadian Team:

  • Fundraises in support of the Ugandan projects
  • Monitors regular Accountability Reports from the Ugandan Team
  • Sells beautiful Ugandan products to raise funds as a social enterprise for project sustainability
  • Watch the video below to see why Jeffrey Wortsman, President of Danier Leather built the Barlonyo schools and continues to support COHU by selling the baby stuffed animals in Danier stores across Canada

Latest News

Did you know that COHU has an online shop? Come check out our online shop featuring our most popular Ugandan-made jewelry. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, why not get some of your shopping done early and contribute to a great cause? All our profits go directly back into projects in Uganda!

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Thanks to everyone that came out to our sale at Sid Smith! We hope you come to our next one which will be on December 1st at Sid Smith again!
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Reminder that today is our sale from 9am to 4pm! Come out and even if you don't buy anything, we would love to talk to you about the story behind Children of Hope Uganda and how we have raised over $1 million dollars for women and children affected directly by Joseph Kony. ... See MoreSee Less

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COHU has another sale this Wednesday from 9am to 4pm at Sidney Smith Hall. Come out for some exquisitely created pieces of fabrics and arts all created from mothers in Uganda :) ... See MoreSee Less

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