Beacon of Hope Uganda is implementing seven development projects in Uganda. The emphasis of work is on improving and promoting health, education, sports, poverty eradication, improve livelihoods, support the welfare of wildlife and preservation of the environment by fostering partnerships among businesses, corporations, with the government, non-governmental organizations and individuals.
Uganda has lost nearly a third of its forest in the last two decades and could lose most of its tree cover in about 40 years unless measures are quickly taken to reverse the situation, environmentalists have said. Beacon of Hope Uganda believes that it is time to stop talking and start planting trees if Ugandans are to guarantee a greener, healthier nation for the next generation.
Beacon of Hope Uganda wants to teach kids and youth about sustainability, alternative energy, and respect for the earth because if it can engage them in active participation today, these people will be better prepared for the choices they will make in the future.
Friends of Orphans Sponsorship project
The project provides basic needs such as food, medical care, education, shelter, and clothing to children in villages of Uganda. The children benefiting from this project live in dire poverty and are dying daily from malnutrition and vaccine-preventable diseases. This BoHU Project exists to prevent this fate and give the children not just food but a future. Currently, there are over 145 children in the Program. But the number of children constantly fluctuates as new children arrive and some children leave the program.
We don’t want to create dependency but rather independency amongst our beneficiaries and so we ask the sponsors to support an orphan directly with a two years/once off donation and then provide a start-up kit donation in a form of a project (chicken, rabbit, goats, pig , farming or small scale project).
Talent Power Project
In its effort to launch projects that provide the youth with opportunities for experiential learning, Beacon of Hope Uganda has initiated several games and sports initiatives to empower youth. Sport and recreation activities are valued as social connectors and powerful development tools to counter a lack of adequate opportunities for positive social interaction, unequal distribution of resources, a high rate of unemployment, a high rate of crime and other social ills. Youth sport and recreation networks are an important source and means for social networking, helping to combat exclusion and for fostering youth capacity to work collectively towards the realization of opportunities and addressing the challenges faced by young people. We also run several campaigns through sports (e.g, Zip Up, Kick Malaria Out).
Healthcare is neither easily accessible nor affordable for many Ugandans living in the rural villages. Beacon of Hope Uganda strives to improve the health conditions of children and adults in rural communities through various programs. By running mobile dental and medical clinics alongside health education workshops, we help to improve healthcare conditions in hard to reach areas.
People in villages face health concerns that diminish their ability to improve their lives whereas the quality of health influences the quality of life for any individual and subsequently impact development for a community. HIV/AIDS, Malaria, childhood illnesses such as measles, tetanus, parasitic diseases and malnutrition devastate communities.
Beacon of Hope Uganda’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) aid project provides sustainable and integrated services in rural and isolated areas, breaking the cycle of contamination caused by unsanitary latrines, contaminated water and unsafe hygiene practices. BoHU ensures sustainability of these interventions by encouraging community ownership, developing linkages with local councils, and encouraging local entrepreneurs to supply low-cost hardware.
Pesa Credit Project
The idea behind this project is that rural women and youth under BoHU programs will borrow a certain amount of money to start businesses or boost their families’ income. Once the business is started, members will be expected to pay back the amount they initially borrowed. The money borrowed will then be reinvested in another member of Beacon of Hope Uganda wishing to start a new business. The members will have approximately four months to one year to repay the money, depending on the needs of their businesses, the amount taken and the agreement made with BoHU. You can adopt this project by donating a seed loan of $50-$300 to kickstart a woman’s business and grant her economical independence.