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.
The Ugandan Team:
- Provides scholastic materials for 163 children attending 31 primary and secondary schools in Lira, Northern Uganda.
- Provides School Fees for 28 orphans and vulnerable children.
- Operates Barlonyo Technical and Vocational Institute, which provides carpentry, brick laying, tailoring, and tropical agriculture courses for 280 students.
- Operates Income Generation Activities (IGAs): In Lira, for caregivers of the 163 beneficiary children – Paper Bead Jewelry Making, Tailoring, Bee Keeping, Goat, Chicken and Pig Rearing, Oxen Ploughing and Orange Tree Planting that has empowered the caregivers to pay the children’s school fees. In Barlonyo, there are 6 school IGAs for school self sustainability – Piggery, Poultry, Oxen Farming, Talapia Fish Farming, and Maize Grinding Mill Rental and Truck Rental.
- Provides university sponsorship to 13 young women (the Aboke Girls) who were held in captivity by LRA for over 8 years.
- Operates a new Barlonyo Early Childhood Development Centre for 320 young children, ages 2 to 7.
- Operates a Community Library in Lira, as a resource for teachers, students and caregivers.
The Canadian Team:
- Fundraises in support of the Ugandan projects
- Monitors regular accountability reports from the Ugandan Team