Providing resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and the development of projects, creating a self-supporting, self-sustaining community. Read more
Providing resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and the development of projects, creating a self-supporting, self-sustaining community.
Beacon of Hope Uganda is a Ugandan based gap-year, volunteer, cross-cultural exchange, humanitarian and rural development organization.
Beacon of Hope Uganda designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children and youth. BoHU addresses 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, it focusses on empowering the youth of Uganda empowering them with different skills and leadership training
I left for Uganda hoping to learn more about this place about which I knew so little, and to form a single alliance between a woman of the First World and a people of the Third World. In working as a volunteer with Beacon of Hope Uganda, I had the good fortune to live with the founder of the organization Isaac Ssamba and his team, getting to know them, their extended families and neighbors, and learning firsthand about BoHU’s numerous programs of community outreach.
Beacon of Hope Uganda conducts so many worthy programs that to discuss one seems to lessen the importance of another, and everyday life is in itself an adventure.
Thank you Beacon of Hope Uganda for the great experience.
I really enjoyed my volunteering Project in Uganda. Beacon of Hope was everything I was looking for! Everything went well, the hope centre project and the school is well organized. There are about 3 Isaacs at the centre and all the teachers I worked with were very kind and caring. I was able to get to know the Ugandan culture very well.
The accommodation at the volunteer house in Mukono town was also comfortable and all meals well prepared, very tasty. 3 weeks was very short, every day at the hope centre was a new day for me, enjoyable and purposeful.
My experience in Uganda ranks as one of my all time greatest. I struggled at first to keep up with the daily tasks and the conditions but after just a few days I loved everything. Everyone there never stopped smiling and laughing, no matter the day or how they felt. It was inspiring.
Thank you BoHU team and see you soon!
by Isaac S. from UG
(Administrator for this Organization)(2012-10-21 08:53:51.0)
This is a grassroots organization and it works directly with the community and its also cost effective, offering very low cost volunteer programs in Uganda. It has got professional travel advisors and its has programs in about 60 districts of Uganda, so you are not limited to one place! I will definitely recommend to anyone who would like to visit Uganda.