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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 […]

Textbooks to enhance the learning experience of kindergartners in Uganda

Textbooks to enhance the learning experience of kindergartners in Uganda

Give them books, they will learn – knowledge that will transform not only their lives but their families and communities as well. Recently, we purchased a collection of textbooks for kindergarten through primary six. Also another set of 10 desks was added to allow the kids more space in their classrooms. Thanks friends who made […]

Chairs and tents rental business to empower women in rural Uganda

Chairs and tent, a small business venture for URF women’s empowerment group. The chairs and tent are rented out for meetings, weddings, graduations, funerals, etc. in the local community. The women collect the revenue to support their families. Thanks to our friends at Camosun College, BC, Canada for making this project a reality and for […]

Building a new house: A gift of shelter for a child-headed family

Building a new house: A gift of shelter for a child-headed family

Lydia is 10 years old and has taken on care of her grandmother for several years now since her parents died. They live in a tiny house which is in a bad shape. Lydia’s story has touched many people who have come forward to help. As a result, we are building a new house for […]

A swing brings fun to the kids at Hope Junior School

A swing brings fun to the kids at Hope Junior School

Play is always an important aspect of child development. Recently, we have installed a three-seater swing on the playground for the kindergarten children. You could see the excitement in the eyes when the swing was installed. They all wanted to jump on it to enjoy the fun! Break time is becoming more and more fun! […]

With 65 new students in senior one, enrollment grows to 170 at Hope Academy

With 65 new students in senior one, enrollment grows to 170 at Hope Academy

As of March 2014, 0ver 60 students are enrolled in Senior One/Grade 8 class at Hope Academy, a great increase from last year’s class. Many of the students come from very poor families and some are orphans who are dependent on URF for their education and material support. Total enrollment in the school is 170 […]

Hope Junior School enrolls 40 kids for term one 2014

Hope Junior School enrolls 40 kids for term one 2014

A new initiative at URF, Hope Junior School, has grown from a few kids to 40 by the beginning of the 2014 academic year. The children are enrolled in kindergarten Baby, Middle, and Top classes. There is also a small class of primary one/grade one pupils. At Hope Junior we strive to give kids a […]

Youth camp empowers 150 young leaders and entrepreneurs in rural Uganda

Youth camp empowers 150 young leaders and entrepreneurs in rural Uganda

At the core of URF’s mission is a belief in the transforming power of education–education that is practical and oriented to the needs of the individuals we serve. During the weekend of January 10-12th, over 150 youth from Lwengo district and beyond gained practical skills in business management and leadership through the youth leadership camp. […]

Christmas without Mommy, Daddy or Granny – All Gone!

Christmas without Mommy, Daddy or Granny – All Gone!

Dear Friend: Christmas greetings and joy! I hope and pray that you and loved ones are doing well. We cherish our families every moment of our lives. But in a special way, Christmas is a focus on family, friends, and loved ones. The baby Jesus was born into a loving family of Mary and Joseph. […]