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.
The children also gain a valuable experience from their various responsibilities while growing up at the centers and sch……..read more.
BoHU Environment- Conserve Program
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. Since 1990, it has lost over 99 million trees, primarily for use as cooking fuel. Increased urbanization and rapid population growth are slowly but steadily impacting on the environment and little is being done to avert a looming crisis. 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 about sustainability, alternative energy, and respect for the earth beca.…. read more
BoHU Friends of Orphans Sponsorship Program (Project Omwana Omu)
This program is equipping orphans in the villages of Kasala in Mukono district, Kawanda in Wakiso district, Namavundu in Wakiso district and Gayaza in Rakai district with education, health care and hope.
The program provides basic needs such as food, medical care, education, shelter, and clothing to children in those villages of Uganda. These children 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.
Our vision in this program is to holistically develop villages in Uganda by addressing immediate needs whi……read more
BoHU Games and Sports Youth Program
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 currently run soccer and netball programs and we also run several campaigns through sports (e.g, Zip Up, Kick Ma…… read more
BoHU Health Care Program
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.
HIV/AIDS in particular has caused immeasurable damage. Large numbers of HIV-related illnesses and dea……. read more
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WASH)
Beacon of Hope Uganda’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program aims to achieve one of the four targets of the seventh Millennium Development Goal (MDG), by halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015. The program 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 cos….. read more.