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Engaging students in community development and acquire practical skills

Engaging students in community development and acquire practical skills

As URF attempts to build up our community, we endeavor to engage students in the process of development. The cost of attending Hope Academy is subsidized by nearly 65% for all students. Yet still there are many underprivileged students who can not afford to pay anything. Part of the school program is a built-in community […]

A new home brings joy and hope to a child-headed family in rural Uganda

A new home brings joy and hope to a child-headed family in rural Uganda

Uganda struggles to care for nearly 2.0 million children left as orphans. Among the major challenges of these children is housing. URF has stepped to help and to-date we have constructed seven homes for child-headed families. In May, 2014, we completed building a new house for Lydia and her granny in Bugonzi village. Lydia is 10 […]

Raising pigs as a strategy for sustainability

Raising pigs as a strategy for sustainability

Sustainability is a buzz word in the aid industry. We do great work and our vision is that these projects would transform the community for generations to come. But how do you ensure that this work will be sustainable in the long-run when you are  dependent on the generosity of donors? This is a big question […]

Empowering rural women through business and entrepreneurship skills training

Empowering rural women through business and entrepreneurship skills training

When you empower a woman, you empower a family. At URF, we make effort to transform villages by transforming the lives of women. We do this through a number of programs including piggery project, village banking, and agriculture training. In addition, URF provides business skills workshops to empower women with managerial and financial skills they […]

Motor bike to ease field transportation for staff reaching out in rural villages

Motor bike to ease field transportation for staff reaching out in rural villages

URF is committed to transforming rural communities through our high-impact projects ranging from education, health care, orphans’ shelter, women empowerment, to water and sanitation. However, due lack of proper transportation infrastructure, reaching these communities becomes a great difficulty. To resolve this problem, URF has recently purchased a motor cycle to ease transportation for staff as […]