Ogoloi is a community in Uganda that has suffered from insurgency that hit the Teso region in the 1980s and the LRA incursions of 2003, causing destruction of lives, property, and livelihood.
As a result, Ogoloi has a large number of child-headed households, school dropouts, and individuals who struggle with abusing alcohol. The consequences have been shortages, low levels of education, domestic violence, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. There are also high levels of poverty and low income wages. Education is very uncertain. Most children are not able to advance beyond primary school because parents cannot afford the fees. Boys are prioritized with the opportunity for education which results in early marriages, child labor, and large numbers of school dropouts.
With the partnership of Orphans of Teso, the children at Ogoloi CarePoint have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Orphans of Teso community also experiences positive transformation!
The Ogoloi CarePoint is part of the Orphans of Teso family of CarePoints in Eastern Uganda, which also includes Bukedea CarePoint and Ongongoja CarePoint.
The HopeChest Team Supporting Ogoloi
Community Partnership Manager
HopeChest Partnership Leader
Empower a Child at Ogoloi
Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.
Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
Story of Impact from Uganda
Build Relationships. Break Poverty. | Interview with Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager
Dana Owens / September 10, 2019
Meeting Simon Okello is a breath of fresh air. He is loved by children at all of our Uganda CarePoints for his lightheartedness, compassion, advocacy, and many many jokes. He has been working with Children’s HopeChest for over seven years and is Uganda’s Sponsorship and Communications Manager. In this position Simon gets to know the most vulnerable children in Uganda’s CarePoint communities and manages the processes of children joining and exiting the sponsorship program.
Fund a Project at Ogoloi
HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.
Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Ogoloi CarePoint is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.
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