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Thank You to Our Volunteers Who Make a Difference

Thank You to Our Volunteers Who Make a Difference

National Volunteer Week is April 6– 12, 2014. National Volunteer Week celebrates ordinary people who take action and do amazing things to help improve their communities and the world. This one week highlights the enormous contributions that volunteers make every day. It is not just about random acts of kindness, but about making volunteering and […]

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Girls’ Education Initiative Program Aims to Keep Girls in School

Girls’ Education Initiative Program Aims to Keep Girls in School

Girls’ Education Program Expands in Northern Uganda Paska, our Girls’ Education Initiative Coordinator in northern Uganda (Lamwo) reports that there are 79 girls regularly attending the weekly after school program sponsored by Outreach Uganda.  These meetings are part of Outreach Uganda’s “Girls’ Education Initiative” program which began in mid-2010 with 19 girls.  This program aims […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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January Wish List – Needs for the New Year!

January Wish List – Needs for the New Year!

Help Make Wishes Come True – January New Year Needs List: Our January wish list focuses especially on items which will benefit our sponsored students and children at the Agwata school.  The new school year begins on February 1! Sanitary pad kits* Student calculators ($10 to $15 range) Child size flip flops for Agwata students (ages […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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