Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Our Ugandan project coordinator, David Ocitti, recently returned to Uganda after spending three weeks in the United States for his first visit ever.  We were very excited to host him here in Colorado for twelve days before he left for California to attend a week long agricultural training class. While in Colorado, David’s schedule was quite […]

October Wish List

October Wish List

Help Make Wishes Come True – October Needs List: Our October wish list focuses especially on items to give as student achievement awards and staple items which we normally need all year long   Gifts for student achievement awards: crayons and coloring books, lightweight puzzles and maze books, soccer balls, nylon or vinyl rain ponchos Child size […]

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

World Refugee Day is today, June 20th.  It is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.  Our Agwata families in northern Uganda were internal refugees for 10 to 15 years of their lives. They were forced by the government to live in crowded conditions in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps […]

Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech

Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech

Meet Anna Komakech, a Jinja beader and entrepreneur. She’s 57 years old. She had eight children but one died. She has six grandchildren.  Her business is selling silverfish. Her last husband died in 2011. Through her business, she supports 11 others in her household. When I think of Anna, I think of two words: wisdom and experience. […]

Agwata Clinic to Offer Maternal Care

Agwata Clinic to Offer Maternal Care

Local health center provides more services to more people:    The World Health Organization reported in 2011 that, on average, 1,000 deaths occurred per day due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of these deaths were in developing countries, including sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these lives could be saved if mothers had access to adequate health […]


Education/Agwata School News

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

In July, Carol Davis, OU President; David Ocitti, Project Coordinator; and three teachers traveled with twelve P-7 students from the Agwata school. The group went on a four-day study tour to Murchison Falls National Park. Two mornings were spent with an armed guide learning more about the park’s animals, birds and habitats.  One student, Angee […]

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What's Happening Now

Immunization Services Needed at Clinic

Immunization Services Needed at Clinic

Motorcycle Will Give Clinic Access to Immunization Services            Help Mwaka and other children and babies in Agwata be able to receive needed immunizations in their local Agwata clinic. Currently, they must travel either 17 or 31 kilometers to the next nearest health centers to receive needed immunizations. Many are unable to […]

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Jinja Women's Group News

Moving Away From a Life of Fear in the Slums

Moving Away From a Life of Fear in the Slums

An Update on our Uganda Home Ownership Project:   During a brutal period of conflict in northern Uganda in the late 1980′s and 1990′s, one of our Jinja beaders, Achen Rose, and her husband were captured by rebels and her husband was beheaded in front of her. She was held captive for over a year […]

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Volunteering News & Needs

Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Our Beaders Need Your Help October marks the start of our bead selling season when we help sell our Ugandan women’s bead jewelry and crafts at bead events not only in metro Denver but throughout the U.S.  In addition, we ship beads to interested volunteers who want to host a bead party or sell at their […]

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Recent Articles

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Uganda Project Coordinator Visits U.S. for First Time

Our Ugandan project coordinator, David Ocitti, recently returned to Uganda after spending three weeks in the United States for his first visit ever.  We were very excited to host him here in Colorado for twelve days before he left for California to attend a week long agricultural training class. While in Colorado, David’s schedule was quite […]

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Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Bead Events Mean Big Money for Our Beaders!

Our Beaders Need Your Help October marks the start of our bead selling season when we help sell our Ugandan women’s bead jewelry and crafts at bead events not only in metro Denver but throughout the U.S.  In addition, we ship beads to interested volunteers who want to host a bead party or sell at their […]

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October Wish List

October Wish List

Help Make Wishes Come True – October Needs List: Our October wish list focuses especially on items to give as student achievement awards and staple items which we normally need all year long   Gifts for student achievement awards: crayons and coloring books, lightweight puzzles and maze books, soccer balls, nylon or vinyl rain ponchos Child size […]

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Immunization Services Needed at Clinic

Immunization Services Needed at Clinic

Motorcycle Will Give Clinic Access to Immunization Services            Help Mwaka and other children and babies in Agwata be able to receive needed immunizations in their local Agwata clinic. Currently, they must travel either 17 or 31 kilometers to the next nearest health centers to receive needed immunizations. Many are unable to […]

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Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

Agwata P-7 Students Enjoy Study Tour to Park

In July, Carol Davis, OU President; David Ocitti, Project Coordinator; and three teachers traveled with twelve P-7 students from the Agwata school. The group went on a four-day study tour to Murchison Falls National Park. Two mornings were spent with an armed guide learning more about the park’s animals, birds and habitats.  One student, Angee […]

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Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

Agwata Residents are Refugees No More

World Refugee Day is today, June 20th.  It is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.  Our Agwata families in northern Uganda were internal refugees for 10 to 15 years of their lives. They were forced by the government to live in crowded conditions in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps […]

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Almost Ready for Roofing – School Construction Update

Almost Ready for Roofing – School Construction Update

Look what your donations are accomplishing! With great cooperation from the weather (thank you, thank you), construction workers were able to do much of the brick work on our third class block, building the walls almost to the roof level.  They used all the burnt bricks on site and so each family in the community was […]

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Donated Oxen Help Northern Ugandan Women Earn Income!

Donated Oxen Help Northern Ugandan Women Earn Income!

In late May, our five Agwata women’s group clusters were each actively working on opening and plowing more land where they intend to plant peas and maize.  Most of the  oxen that were donated to them in early 2012, have grown into mature trained oxen teams. This has enabled each cluster to open more land […]

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Celebrating Women in Northern Uganda

Celebrating Women in Northern Uganda

Outreach Uganda Helps Sponsor Local International Women’s Day Festival in Lamwo District In a community where over 60% of females responded that sometimes it is OK to be beaten by one’s husband, celebrating womanhood is no small matter. In early May, over 50 ladies and even some men from Agwata village traveled to Palabek Gem to […]

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May Wish List – Flip Flops & Drawstring Knapsacks

May Wish List – Flip Flops & Drawstring Knapsacks

Help Make Wishes Come True – May Needs List: For May, our wish list emphasizes school and health items which will fit in suitcases and can be hand-carried to Uganda in mid-June. These items are lightweight and/or costly or hard to find in Uganda. See the complete list below.  Flip flops – for ages 4 to […]

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