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38 Students Join Newest Nursery Class

38 Students Join Newest Nursery Class

I was lucky enough to be in Uganda this year at the start of the school year in February.  Here are a couple of my favorite photos from my time spent with the two classes of Nursery students at the Agwata school.  In all, we have almost 70 nursery students in two classes called the [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Child Sponsorship Provides Key Link to Secondary School

Child Sponsorship Provides Key Link to Secondary School

Outreach Uganda’s child sponsorship program is now in its eighth year.  As time passes, we can see more clearly how the sponsorship program is keeping more children in school and far longer than any of them or their mothers would have ever dreamed was possible. We spoke with over fifty of our sponsored students last [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Small Actions, Big Impact

Small Actions, Big Impact

Near or Far, Volunteers Make Our Work Possible   Outreach Uganda (OU) is able to operate in large part due to the efforts of talented and tireless volunteers. We would like to extend a huge “thank you” to all of these volunteers. This article highlights two wonderful women who donate their time to support our organization [&hellip

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Meet Some of our Ugandan Moms and their Babies

Meet Some of our Ugandan Moms and their Babies

Outreach Uganda’s programs focus especially on Ugandan women and their children.  In northern Uganda, where two of our women’s groups are located, our programs focus especially on women and children.  Here are some of our mothers and their babies.  Outreach Uganda helped open a health clinic in June 2013 which serves over 7000 people including [&hellip

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Phase II of Land Purchase – We’re Almost There!

Phase II of Land Purchase – We’re Almost There!

As 2013 ends, we’ve nearly met our fundraising goal to complete Phase II of the land purchase.  What this means is that we need $6000 more by early 2014 to reach our goal.  That’s just a short distance to go, out of the over $90,000 that was initially needed.  We’re excited about how close we [&hellip

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Outreach Uganda Seeks Land for Jinja Beaders

Outreach Uganda Seeks Land for Jinja Beaders

Outreach Uganda is on a New Mission – Making Home Ownership a Reality for the Women of Uganda A group of women collectively sit outside a lone dwelling made from mostly cardboard and dirt. Their capable fingers work quickly as they roll glossy strips of paper into what will become handcrafted beads for sale all [&hellip

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Change a Child’s Life Today!

Change a Child’s Life Today!

Have you been wanting to sponsor a child but aren’t quite sure what it means or what is involved?  In February and March each year, we actively seek sponsors for children of our beaders or children in the Agwata community that want to go to school.  We need your help as a sponsor to pay [&hellip

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Sweet Success: 2nd Business Class Graduates

Sweet Success: 2nd Business Class Graduates

Nineteen ladies from our Jinja group graduated from their business class in early February 2013.  Each lady received a certificate of completion at the recognition ceremony.  It represented a year of hard work learning what it means to be a good successful business women.  There were 8 to 10 days of intensive class training by Michele B., [&hellip

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