Beacon of Hope Uganda is a community based humanitarian service and rural development organization founded in 2006 by Isaac Ssamba. The administration is comprised of local volunteers in Uganda and international volunteers around the world.
We exist to provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children by facilitating education, good nutrition, counseling, healthcare, income generating activities and deadly disease education.
Beacon of Hope Uganda designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth. BoHU addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger, education, poverty, access to clean drinking water, and orphaned children. In addition, it focuses on empowering the youth of Uganda empowering them with different skills and leadership training..
Mission: Providing resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and the development of projects, creating a self-supporting, self-sustaining community.
Vision: Self-sustaining individuals and communities free from extreme poverty.
The focus of our programs is on providing resources for sustainable development in under-resourced communities.
Our Development Philosophy:
When Beacon of Hope Uganda opens its doors to the rural communities of Uganda, we talk to the community members about what they think are the issues that affect their lives and about the problems they face in daily life. We carry out needs – assessments which help us identify the challenges the community has. The next step is to make sure the community itself takes a vital role in tackling its challenges.
Our development philosophy is based on the saying: “help people to help themselves” BoHU wants to give them the tools, the knowledge and the spirit to get this process started. Enhance self-respect and motivation. Ownership and a taste of positive change and success can change a spirit and a life forever!
Our understanding of ‘Sustainable Development’ is development which focuses on the social, environmental and economic factors play a determining role in tackling poverty. We do such in a way that ensures a development for the existing community that does not affect the ability of future generations to enjoy the same opportunities.
Our strategy focuses on change within the community. We do this in three ways.
- Investing capital in infrastructure and different resources in schools and agricultural project;.
- Promoting small business development through micro-finance/loans;
- Building skills and knowledge of (rural) community members;
Together with the communities we serve we have identified 5 key areas where change needs to have a positive impact if poverty is to become a challenge of the past.
- Community Development