Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU)
2 km along Mukono- Kayunga road, P.O. Box 423 Mukono
Contact person: Isaac Ssamba
- Aid for developing countries
- Commune, community project
- Educational policy/project
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU), founded in 2006, designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth.
We address some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, hunger, education, poverty, access to clean drinking water, and orphaned children.
In addition, we focus on empowering the youth of Uganda through leadership and skills training.
BoHU is founded on the principles that our common humanity is more important than our individual differences. We therefore operate on a non-political, non-denominational, and non-sectarian basis, welcoming each and every Ugandan in need.
Our mission is helping people to help themselves out of poverty and create independence not dependency amongst our beneficiaries through effective community education and the development of projects, creating a supportive self-sustaining community in a changing world.
Our vision is providing resources for quality development in under-resourced areas and to become a self-sustaining non-government organization in its efforts in Uganda.
Beacon of Hope Uganda recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health, building and sports projects around the country
What we do:
• Health Workshops: BoHU aims to fight the deadly epidemic diseases by educating the communities in the Mukono District about awareness and prevention.
• Workshops: Education on AIDS awareness and teaching prevention, how to control the spread, and condom use are conducted. (Other diseases include: Hepatitis C, Epilepsy etc)
• Seminars: Similar to workshops, education awareness and prevention is conducted.
• Long distance camps: These trips effectively also promote diseases awareness, but in depth education on health and sanitation are also conducted.
• Voluntary Counseling Testing: These services are provided by members of BoHU specially trained by the Ministry of Health and assigned to provide counseling to all concerned about HIV/AIDS. This counseling program deals with those who have tested positive, and encourages HIV testing.
• Living Standards: Further work may include the clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices.
• Material Support:
• Community Development
• Job Opportunities: Create job opportunities for adults aged 16- 30 through Vocational studies and agricultural development programs.
Isaac Ssamba is the Executive Chairman/Head Board of Directors.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Also we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.