Though not measured through precise statistical methods, we seem to notice a pattern that updates on our page and impact in the community are inversely proportional. Therefore, since we have not posted in ~10 months, it must mean we have lots of good things to report… which we do!
Where to begin?
Youth Centre(!): Last time, we promised you some updates… better late than never, right? The shell of the centre is complete! Using the funds we received from the Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club, we have been able to build the outside to our future community space. While we are super excited about what we have– a physical representation of what, for so long, has been a dream– we know we are not finished yet. If you are interested in supporting the completion of the Youth Centre, we will be posting (soon, we promise) about the centre, what we will need to finish it, and a link to donate. We would be extremely grateful for any support you feel you want to share with us. As always, please let us know if you have any other questions.
Creative Entrepreneurship Trainings: NUHC’s director, Benny, has been busy traveling all over Uganda for the past few months organizing and facilitating a series of two-week creative entrepreneurship trainings with youth from across the country. Supported by In Place of War (IPOW), these trainings are intended to support young people to improve their business skills using creativity. So far this year, Benny has led three trainings, two in Kampala and one in Gulu. It is always exciting when passionate young people come together to learn with and from one another.
Forum Theatre Training and Events: Another big project (also supported by IPOW), has been a series of trainings and events using community theatre to change perceptions and reduce stigma around disabilities, particularly those who were affected by the war in Northern Uganda. During these trainings, members of NUHC who are a part of this project, along with many community members, used its connections in communities to mobilise and advocate for community transformation. These events have been taking place in various districts across Northern Uganda.
Hip-Hop Agribusiness and Other Activities: If that does not seem like enough to keep the crew busy, NUHC members are continually working on other community projects, such as the agriculture projects, school outreaches, and Kitgum community events.
We want to end with a super shout-out to all the NUHC members who not only make it their mission to improve the lives of their peers and fellow community members, but do so while pursuing their education. From completing secondary school to university to trade school to health practitioners, we are made up of quite the impressive bunch. What an amazing group of young people with so much dedication, compassion, and drive.
If you have questions about or are interested in supporting any of NUHC’s activities, please feel free to reach out via social media platforms, email, or on this page. Thank you for your support!