Montana Allen – Canada

To my Isaac,

Oh man, what can I even say to thank you?

Nothing seems adequate. Thank you so much for giving me a full tour of your country and linking me to work with many amazing projects! It has been a super fun month traveling around the country with you. From the 12-seater car in Kamwenge, receiving Robyn (the chicken), Trans-cargo bus journey, the boda-chicken dance, and all the other hilarious moments along the way.

Thank you for making me fall in love with Uganda! See you in 3 years!

Sustainable Agriculture Program

Recognizing the long-term physical, emotional, social and economic effects of malnutrition, hunger and poverty, we places great emphasis on teaching children simple farming – growing organic fruits and vegetables namely, tomatoes, maize, beans, cabbage, onions, carrots, pumpkins, watermelons, mangoes and passion fruits. The children learn sustainable techniques and help seasonal work such as: planting, pruning, weeding, fencing, harvesting, building, and caring for cows, sheep, goats. The farm animals provide children with protein in form of meat, eggs and milk.

HealthCare and Sanitation

As you can imagine, children arrive at the Hope centre malnourished, in rags, suffering from all types of childhood diseases and uneducated. Prevention is better than cure.  We offer improved sanitation to the kids to prevent the spread of diseases that some kids carried to the centre from the villages.  We immediately set about rectifying these problems. We provide immediate health assessments, fresh clothing, 2 nutritious meals a day, and an excellent education program all the way through to completing High School, followed by vocational training or preparation for University.