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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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Cubu School Classroom Blocks Get Cement Floors!

Cubu School Classroom Blocks Get Cement Floors!

We are quite excited that the floors in the classrooms of our two classroom blocks at the Cubu school were finally finished this past July 2013!  The two classroom blocks at the Cubu school were completed in July and August of 2012, and excited teachers and students moved into the buildings and began using them [&hellip

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Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Celebrate the International Day of the Girl–Innovating for Education

Today, October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child.   In a world where 1 in 4 girls are born into poverty (World Bank) and 66 million girls are out of school (UNESCO), let’s take a moment to stop and think.  What can be done to help underprivileged girls find their way in [&hellip

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Old Soccer Shoes Needed for School Youth

Old Soccer Shoes Needed for School Youth

Our Agwata Primary School received a  generous donation of 50 soccer uniforms in late 2012.  This has allowed the school to provide uniforms for the school soccer team which plays other nearby primary schools.  In addition, the older youth team has a set of uniforms available when they play as a community team within the [&hellip

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U.S. Volunteer Needs (You Can Change the World)

U.S. Volunteer Needs (You Can Change the World)

October Volunteer Needs: Outreach Uganda needs your help in finding U.S. volunteers to work either virtually or in our office in the metro Denver area.  Do you know someone who wants to apply their corporate skills or personal passions and interests to help fight poverty? Right now we especially need teachers, nurses, and health professionals [&hellip

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Tribute to Our Ugandan Mothers in Agwata

Tribute to Our Ugandan Mothers in Agwata

We weren’t in Uganda on Mother’s Day this year.  But after our June visit, we felt compelled  to recognize the wonderful Ugandan mothers in our Agwata women’s group, who on a daily basis  make courageous decisions for the betterment of their children’s lives, and who endure unbelievable hardships so that their children might survive, eat [&hellip

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Meet Aber Beatrice Who Makes Specialty Necklaces

Meet Aber Beatrice Who Makes Specialty Necklaces

Aber Beatrice is one of our Jinja beaders who is quite adept at bead making.  She is one of just a few ladies that can make our “Specialty Necklaces” which contain lots of both paper beads and seed beads.  Besides bead making, Aber also is quite good at hand painting our silk scarves.  Aber has [&hellip

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Cubu Health Care Unit Opens Doors June 13

Cubu Health Care Unit Opens Doors June 13

Outreach Uganda in partnership with the Agwata community opened a local health care clinic June 13.  Outreach Uganda was fortunate to have the volunteer assistance of Sacha, a registered nurse from Canada who spent over two weeks in Agwata helping oversee the opening of the clinic.  Sacha had worked in Tanzania for nine months with [&hellip

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Jinja Women’s Group Tie Dyeing Scarves

Jinja Women’s Group Tie Dyeing Scarves

Each year, our Jinja women’s group gains more tie dyeing skills.  This is their fifth year of making tie-dyed silk scarves and their work is amazing!  It is a specially trained group of 22 of the women who make these scarves.  Some of the team uses tie dyeing techniques on the scarves while others pin [&hellip

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Uganda Education: What Happens to the Girls?

Uganda Education: What Happens to the Girls?

Every day our Ugandan women, like most poor Ugandans,  must make heart wrenching choices about what to do with their meager resources.  Eventually, this may involve deciding to send the eldest boy to secondary school while leaving the girls behind.  While babies and toddlers may have similar upbringings, differences begin to surface as early as [&hellip

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