Meet 11 out of 16 of the trainees of PHE Budondo.These individuals were chosen to be the leaders of the Budondo PHE program. They all live in the general area and will be teaching their neighbors what they have learned through the training; Empowering them to empower others. Since meeting them I am constantly inspired … More Creating a Life They Want
Everyone has the potential to change the world, often it’s only a matter of unlocking that potential. This is one of Mama Hope’s core values and something the Budondo Intercultural Center aims to achieve through its three programs. By providing the Budondo community and surrounding villages the opportunity to access healthcare, business opportunities, and knowledge, … More Investing in the People – Budondo PHE Program
And just like that, another month has passed. There has been so much happening at the Budondo Intercultural Center and each program has done some amazing things to help this community. First, the construction of the health care workers quarters and the temporary maternity ward are underway and are looking great! Second, the Bi-Center Sustainability Plans … More Month 2
It has been one month since arriving in Budondo, Uganda and time has already flown by. I have, officially: learned the Lusoga greeting — it’s about 1 minute long and sounds like a song survived 2 very bad sunburns cooked some of the typical Ugandan dishes including posho and matooke found a reliable source of … More Month 1
The past three months have been an emotional rollercoaster. I was working full time as Director of Operations at a San Francisco based consulting firm and as of November 1st, I had the additional responsibility of raising 15K to support projects taking place at the Budondo Intercultural Center in Budondo, Uganda. There were days I thought … More Fundraising 15K in 3 months
As I continue to embark on this journey as a Global Advocate Fellow for Mama Hope, it has become much more than just a placeholder on my resume. Time and energy aside, I’ve been challenged to think about why I’ve dedicated nine months of my life working with the Budondo Intercultural Center. I’ve asked myself … More Why Does a Distant Community’s Success Matter to Me? Why Would It Matter to You?
As there are several projects at the Budondo Intercultural Center (BIC) I wanted to take the time to explain each one. All of these projects help the community become self-sustainable and it is truly inspiring to see the work that has been accomplished. If you are interested in learning more, I recommend checking out this … More Current Projects