Hope North educates and heals the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.
Founded in 1998 by artist and former child soldier Okello Sam, Hope North is an accredited secondary school located on a 40-acre campus with an international arts center, vocational training, and a working farm, staffed by 26 dedicated Ugandan educators. Over 1,500 vulnerable youth have lived at Hope North, and today 255 students are working towards their degrees and planning careers. These young people are in turn contributing to peace-building by organizing educational theater and soccer tournaments throughout the north, an area destroyed by years of war, reaching thousands more.
$125 covers all costs for a Hope North student for one month, including room, board, education, vocational training, healthcare, arts and sports. $1,500 covers these costs for a year. To learn more about Hope North visit www.hopenorth.org, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Every student healed and educated at Hope North is an agent of peace. Thank you for your generosity.