BoHU Education Program (Bright Futures Project)

Education is a priority,  it is one of the most important tools BoHU can give the children in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives and to help them become independent adults. Some children excel at academics and strive to earn scholarships to attend university. Others receive vocational training in one of many hands on professions like ceramics, carpentry, hairdressing, tourism, computer sciences, electronics, child care, and husbandry.

Children at the BoHU school
Children at the BoHU school

The children also gain a valuable experience from their various responsibilities while growing up at the centres and schools. They help clean the dorms, prepare meals, sow and harvest in the fields and care for the livestock. The older children (youth) gain leadership skills when they supervise these tasks and help the younger children strive for perfection during a year in which they learn about family care.  At times they also help out at one of the centers or schools in another district. The children take great pride in their work, knowing they are contributing to their family’s survival.

Beacon of Hope Uganda is a local development charity working directly with local people to help them transform their communities. New classrooms are needed. Desperate communities set up their own makeshift schools without trained teachers. For 4 years BoHU has mobilized rural communities in some of the poorest communities of Uganda to build 6 schools click here to see school/classrooms built or renovated.

We build schools with villages that have historically had no adequate school structure – where students are squeezed into dark and crumbling mud huts, or are taught under trees when the weather permits, or have to walk multiple miles to a neighboring village, or can’t attend school at all.

Our methodology’s true power resides in the fact that BoHU classrooms are constructed in partnership with the very people who will be benefiting from them. Beacon of Hope Uganda through our volunteers provides the funding, engineering, materials, skilled labor and supervision.

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Construction of Classrooms

Schools constructed by BoHU are designed to promote gender equality in communities with imbalances between the sexes.

In Uganda girls are not traditionally educated, and there are few opportunities for adult women. In Uganda, the majority of individuals living in abject poverty are female. BoHU’ school building methodology validates the right of women to educate themselves and make decisions in their community.

How to Help!

Join our team and get involved! Use your creativity and passion to take an active role by fundraising, donating or spreading awareness for our cause. Choose from the options below to get started in a few short minutes!

Fundraise:

Gather 15 friends and family members raise $2K each and come to Uganda to physically build a school and gain a life changing experience.

15x$2k=Personally Building a School in Uganda ($30k funds an entire school) Education is a basic human right.

Birthday-Why not give up your gifts and ask for donations instead? Make this year special. Celebrate your birthday and a great cause at the same time.

Sports-Whether you’re running a marathon, skydiving for the first time, or anything in between, use your next sporting opportunity to raise funds & awareness for this cause in Uganda.

Be Creative- Grow a mustache, shave your head, play a video game, dance all day. Do your thing, just do it for this cause. Go ahead. Get creative!

Please contact us here at: beaconyouths@yahoo.com