BACKGROUND

God’s Hope Foundation Uganda is a Non-profit making Charity Community Based Organization dedicated to help Orphans, Unaccompanied minors and Albinos from war prone countries surrounding Uganda like Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo who come to seeking refugee. We are located and operate in Kyegegwa district found in the south western region of Uganda. In Kyaka II Refugee Settlement the population under 18 years represents 57% of the entire refugee population in the settlement which was 118,876 refugees –UNHCR Uganda Refugee statistics December 2019. These vulnerable populations experience a diversity of challenges in the settlement where they stay.

WE BELIEVE IN POSITIVE CHANGE


It is always our greatest desire to touch the live of the most vulnerable people in the community. It is a calling for us all to help.

We change the lives of the following categories:

  • The disabled children
  • The Albinos
  • The vulnerable children
  • The vulnerable women

We follow the principles set by the bible as our philosophy states:

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Sharing love with vulnerable children, gives them hope
Our friend Søren Roest Korsgaard from Denmark

Please rise your Helping hand

We as Albinos also need peace, need Education because we believe Education is the key to success in life, But our caretakers fear to take us to schools due to the human trafficking fearing to take us and also us we feel uncomfortable because our fellow children laughs at us due to the color and physical appearance.

I lost my mother when I was still a baby. Unfortunately my mother is the only one who knew my father. So I don't know who my father is. I was brought up in this camp and now under the care of God's Hope Foundation. They brought a smile to me

Jackson was born disabled - his parents dumped him on the day he was born. His mother dumped him into the toilet, that is where we found him and brought him under our care. We still find challenges bringing him up due to high hospital bills.

VISION

An inclusive society that upholds and protects children's rights and their well-being.

MISSION

To protect, educate, empower and spiritually nurture marginalized children to enable them live meaningful lives.

MOTTO

Leaving No Vulnerable Child Behind.

OUR CAUSE

BUILDING A SCHOOL FOR REFUGEES

Donated: $USD 300, Goal: $USD 50000.

Refugee children in the camp can't access education due to lack of sponsorships and others find it difficult since they flee from French- Speaking countries. Therefore we intend to build for them a school to help them have education.

THE UPENDO WOMEN GROUP

Donated: $USD 50, Goal: $USD 1850.

Women are worst hit by chronic poverty in Uganda. They are the most illiterate, They bear the brunt of bringing up children and ensuring they go to school and the most involved in employments where they don’t get paid. UPENDO Women group is there to empower women with income generating skills, counseling and guidance.

BUILD A HOME FOR THE VULNERABLE

Donated: $USD 1000, Goal: $USD 30400.

With an average income of $65 a month, it is not surprising that over two-thirds of Ugandans live in substandard housing. The reality is clear – the lack of affordable quality housing compromises people’s health and development opportunities which perpetuates the poverty cycle in Uganda.

Challenges faced by Orphans and Unaccompanied minors in the refugee settlement

  • Since 57 % of refugees in kyaka II settlement are children, this therefore has got implications on the provision of quality protection, education, health and livelihood services.
  • Children are very vulnerable and face an increasing risk of defilement and other sexual violence before arriving in Uganda; 10 % of the children interviewed in Kyaka II by Save The Children stated they have been defiled en route. It is vital for support and response services to be available and effective in the settlement. Children are still facing sexual exploitation and abuse risks in the settlements.

Challenges faced by Albinos in the refugee settlement

  • Insecurity, due to cultural beliefs people target these albinos to offer them as sacrifices so the to get riches hence increased rate of human trafficking as case in point according to a survey done in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, 11 albinos were identified in 2019 and 8 albinos are present in the settlement in 2020. The remaining 3 albinos their whereabouts are not known, currently there is on any services targeting these specific populations.
  • Unable to start up and maintain low income generating occupations because of harsh climate of too much climate and they lack the necessary equipment and materials to protect them from harsh conditions.
  • Lack of enough basic needs ranging from food, shelter, clothing, medical care and education, since this faces social exclusion and they are unable to engage actively in community activities. While populations engage in different income generating activities supplement what they receive from different NGOs but enough, the albinos have to survive on that service alone.
  • Stigma and discrimination, albinos in the camps are given negative nick names and judged which presents a greatest barrier to a complete and satisfying life. They face a challenge of making lasting friends and ended being bullied and abused.