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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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Outreach Uganda Builds for the Future

Outreach Uganda Builds for the Future

No More Reading in the Rain: Two More Classroom Blocks Under Construction As the 380 children of Agwata’s Cubu Parent School begin their second term, construction continues on a third classroom block. This classroom plus a fourth block will house the four youngest classes (nursery through second grade) which are currently found in a leaky […]

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Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech, Uganda Business Entrepreneur

Wisdom, Experience and Anna Komakech, Uganda Business Entrepreneur

Anna Komakech, Successful Uganda Business Entrepreneur Meet Anna Komakech, a Jinja beader and Uganda business 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. Anna has been a Uganda […]

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Income Generation in Action: Harvesting Honey

Income Generation in Action: Harvesting Honey

Abera Beehive Project Brings Sweet Returns:   In the northern Uganda village of Agwata, the approximate 90 women with whom we work have organized themselves into five smaller work clusters. Each cluster elects their own officers and chooses their own income-generation projects as they work to overcome poverty. The Abera cluster decided last year to […]

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Agwata Education: Finding our Missing Girls

Agwata Education: Finding our Missing Girls

OU’s Girls’ Education Initiative Visits Girls Absent from School  Besides working with the girls who take the extra time to attend weekly meetings and who attend school regularly, Outreach Uganda’s Girls’ Education Initiative is focusing also on encouraging girls who are not there. Earlier this month, our Girls’ Education Initiative girls began visiting homes of […]

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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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