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Youth entrepreneurship through soap-making and marketing

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Youth entrepreneurship through soap-making and marketing

Youth unemployment is a big challenge in Uganda. Many from poor families either fail to complete high school or are unable to find employment with a college education. At Hope Academy, we strive to gain entrepreneurship skills through practical learning. The students learn how to make herbal soap and jelly which they also sell in the […]

The power of art to enhance children’s learning

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The power of art to enhance children’s learning

Art has the power to teach, be an expression of emotions, and a medium for social, cultural and political activism. At URF, we believe that art can be a transforming force in the lives of children as it ignites creativity and sparks learning. We promote arts education both in and outside of the classroom both […]

Youth camp experience for life skills in Uganda

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Youth camp experience for life skills in Uganda

Academic rigor is not enough to shape our youth into well-rounded adults who would be prepared to take on the challenges of contemporary society. With this belief, every year URF hosts a number of youth camps at the Hope Academy in Masaka, Uganda as a platform to develop life skills critical to forming a well-rounded […]

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 […]

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