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Gift of Shelter: A new House transforming the lives of kids in a child-headed family

Gift of Shelter: A new House transforming the lives of kids in a child-headed family

In May 2013, URF completed a new home for a child-headed family in Bugonzi village. You can see the transformation in the picture from – from the old shack to the new brick house home. Many thanks to all generous people who have given the precious gift of shelter to these children. A URF Cadanian […]

Univ. of Minnesota engineering students bring clean water to poor households in rural Uganda

Univ. of Minnesota engineering students bring clean water to poor households in rural Uganda

Access to clean water is a huge challenge for many people in rural Uganda. Working with EWB students from University of Minnesota, URF has started building rainwater harvesting systems for households in rural villages. This summer of 2013, two families are enjoying clean water as a result this effort.   In Uganda, “38% of the […]

Igniting the creative potential of Ugandan youth through arts and crafts

Igniting the creative potential of Ugandan youth through arts and crafts

In an effort to impart practical skills in students going through Hope Academy, URF established the Creative Arts and Crafts Center which offers training in various crafts, painting, music, dance and drama. Students make jewelry out beads made from recycled papers. Other products include sandals, greeting cards, African textile designs, etc. This project equips students […]

Canadian students join Hope Academy students for community service in rural Uganda

Canadian students join Hope Academy students for community service in rural Uganda

On May 11th, a group of 23 Canadian college students along with their professors joined Hope Academy students and URF staff to clean up the town of Kyetume. The project is part of URF’s effort to promote sanitation and basic community health in the area. The student group was part of the VIDEA’s May Field […]