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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. 

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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

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