2022 Trip: Our Year of Massive Resilience

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

John Wooden

It is rare to come across a perfect day, especially in these times. So how exactly do we explain a near two weeks of absolute perfection this June as we resumed our Summer School Leadership program for the first time since 2019? We are not quite sure, but if you stick along for the read, we will certainly give it a try.

What is Building Hope Project?

We are youth leadership vehicle whose mission is to is to elevate the gifts, abilities, and strategies of underestimated young people through quality education, open doors, and youth-driven platforms to help them transform the conditions of their local community.

We partner with a cohort of 50 young people and their families in Uganda by empowering children to enhance their communities through quality education, leadership development, and entrepreneurial impact. 

We identify and work with high-need and high-ability children located at Kiira Primary School in Jinja, Uganda who are at risk of school dropout, where BHP covers tuition, uniforms, scholastic materials, and meal fees while also providing key leadership and economic youth programming year-round.

Check out this video to learn about our story:

Reconnection & Recovery

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic kept BHP quite busy as we raced to launch a series of new programs in 2020 to safeguard the wellbeing of our student and families. We developed a rapid response program that provided over 40,000 meals, essential medicine, and other basic need items to nearly 200 people in our local community for six months. Additionally, we launched a robust youth leadership & economic trade curriculum to increase the amount of services our young people were getting as schools, peer programs, and learning opportunities vanished for close to two years.

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