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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

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. […]

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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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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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