Uganda: Home of Good Hope

During class at Home of Good Hope School.

Design materials for a creative arts and skills project to benefit orphaned  children in Uganda.

Project description

Beyond Culture LTD is a Nonprofit organization that supports social projects within Ugandan communities. Currently, Beyond Culture is focusing on a school in Mugiti village called Home of Good Hope, that educates 120 students, including many who have been orphaned with one or both parents deceased. 

We would like to teach the students outlets for creative expression, and valuable skills that may be used in future endeavors. Students would have the opportunity to learn different types of art (sketching, painting, etc), crafting, upcycling, music (singing, playing instruments, dancing,) creative writing (story telling, poetry) and agriculture (digging, planting, cultivating). 

Our goal is to engage students, and to equip them with skills that will help them discover their passion and talents, and may inspire their career paths/future businesses upon completing school. The project may also include other topics, if the means exist, and we welcome any and all suggestions and participation in the design of the project. 

Project outcome

  • Lesson plans and/or materials for the topics aforementioned or other topics that align with the project
  • Instructional videos that teach an aforementioned topic or skill that can be easily followed by young students
  • Other contributions in the design of the project

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Varialbe
Start time Anytime
Level of collaboration Variable
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer
Who is eligible All undergraduate students

Core partners

  • Beyond Culture, LTD
  • Samuel Sendagire
  • Kaycee Corcoran

Project mentor

Mara Huber

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning; Director, Experiential Learning Network

24 Capen Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2834


Global NGO Project

This project is for students interested in collaborating with a global Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).

Please be sure you identify your project as a Global NGO Project when you sign up to start the digital badge.

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

  1. Examine the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the history of the framework. Then select one SDG to focus on as you work through your project.
  2. Download and complete this PowerPoint template.