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Expanding academic facilities for Hope Academy

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Expanding academic facilities for Hope Academy

In 2016 we embarked on a construction project to build three large classrooms to accommodate the growing enrollment at the secondary level at our Hope campus. The building is nearly completed except for windows, doors, plastering, and painting. We are very grateful t our generous friends who have made this facility a reality.

Celebrating academic achievement at Hope Junior School

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Celebrating academic achievement at Hope Junior School

At an early age, the children are inspired to dream big, work hard, and aim for excellence not only in academics but in all areas of life. Every year, we celebrate the achievements of these dedicated pupils as they transition from kindergarten to primary level education.

Solar energy transforming the education system in Africa

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Solar energy transforming the education system in Africa

With a partnership with EWB engineering students from the United States, URF is harnessing the power of the sun to enable students have access to electricity at night.

Water systems that enhance education for kids in rural communities

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Water systems that enhance education for kids in rural communities

Could you imagine going to a school that has no water – then you would have to fetch water from three miles away? This is a norm for many school children in many rural villages. URF invests in water systems to stop the burden of carrying water from long distances and ultimately enhance the educational […]

Winnie’s recovery: URF medical intervention that save lives

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Winnie’s recovery: URF medical intervention that save lives

Winnie, now 20 years, suffered from a rare disease that cut off blood flow to her feet. With lack of proper medical attention, the feet rotted and gradually fell off. With no financial help, she was bedridden at home for over a year enduring excruciating pain. Winnie one time said, “I wish I would die […]

A gift of a goat empowers African women

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A gift of a goat empowers African women

The URF goats project was started last year in May by a group of volunteers and 54 students received goats. The aim of the project is to create a self-sustaining community. In November 2014 a volunteer from Holland Jaqueline reached out to family and friends and raised an amount enough to buy 35 goats. The goats […]

Transforming a bush into an educational campus: Hope Academy thriving with more than 340 students

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Transforming a bush into an educational campus: Hope Academy thriving with more than 340 students

Who could have ever imagined that a place where only a bush and wild creatures thrived today stands as a magnificent view of a campus – a home to over 340 children thriving academically, spiritually, and socially! Since it’s founding in 2005, Uganda Rural Fund has placed major emphasis on creating opportunities for education for […]

Winnie’s life transformed by love: restoring hope to a girl without feet

Winnie’s life transformed by love: restoring hope to a girl without feet

Meet Winnie, a girl I have been privileged to know for the past several weeks now. She has been a friend and like a sister to me. Winnie is 18 years old. A rare disease claimed her feet – it all started in 2013 and affected blood vessels cutting blood flow to the feet. Winnie […]

Medical interventions that save lives in rural communities

Medical interventions that save lives in rural communities

URF’s medical intervention model that focuses on preventative care involves medical camps. The camps are organized in various villages in coordination with our village health workers and local authorities. During April and May 2015, we conducted a series of successful medical camps with help of Dr. Ben Kaster, Dr. Sandra Larson from United States as […]

How proper nutrition and care given with love can transform life of a vulnerable child

How proper nutrition and care given with love can transform life of a vulnerable child

At the time we met Janet in April, she was a 2 year old girl wrapped in a body of a six month old baby. She was severely malnourished while under the care of her handicapped granny, who cannot even walk but only crawls like a baby.  Janet could not talk or walk. The family […]

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