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

Phone: (716) 829-2834


Have a question about this project? Mara Huber hosts drop-in office hours on Zoom every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. 

Global NGO Project

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Preparation activities

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