Blog and News

The latest news and articles from our team about Winds of Hope and our projects.


Supporting the Kisaabwa Primary School in Bukomansimbi
 

Supporting the Kisaabwa Primary School in Bukomansimbi

Sep 19, 2019
Stella visited the Kisaabwa Primary School in Bukomansimbi to understand the needs of the school and its students.
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A Taste of Africa Fundraising Night
 

A Taste of Africa Fundraising Night

Jun 1, 2019
Come along and celebrate African culture, cuisine and art with us on 25th October at Lifesaving Victoria. Celebrating the diversity present in the City of Port Philip and our surrounding areas, the event is a showcase of our newest residents and community projects.
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Home Visit Program - December 2018
 

Home Visit Program - December 2018

Dec 8, 2018
Our recent outreach program ran from December 10th to 15th in Mpigi and Wakisdistricts, and we are taking a more individual and holistic approach.
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Cancer Awareness Week - March 26th-30th Mpigi District
 

Cancer Awareness Week - March 26th-30th Mpigi District

Mar 8, 2018
Supported by Winds of Hope, Mother Mary Cancer Care has been in existence since 2016 providing palliative, holistic, counselling and awareness to the community in Uganda about cancer and HIV/AIDS.
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Benefits of Cancer Screening
 

Benefits of Cancer Screening

Mar 22, 2019
When it comes to cancer, nothing is more important than helping individuals and entire communities across Uganda become more aware of the seriousness of cancer in its many forms.
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Cancer and HIV/Aids rates in Uganda
 

Cancer and HIV/Aids rates in Uganda

Mar 14, 2019
Around 1.4 million people were living with HIV, particularly women and young women, were disproportionately affected
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The impact of students missing class
 

The impact of students missing class

Mar 10, 2019
Globally, it is undeniable that the progress of a nation is dependent on educating its citizens. In Uganda, education is a fundamental human right and the state has a duty to provide both compulsory and free education for citizens.
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Our 2019 Project Goals
 

Our 2019 Project Goals

Mar 1, 2019
When it comes to children, education is a vital part of their development. Through a properly structured system of study and focus, kids and teenagers open the possibilities
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The real cost of education in Uganda
 

The real cost of education in Uganda

Feb 25, 2019
Although school in Uganda is “free”, students must have uniforms and supplies that they often cannot afford. In fact, most high schools in East Africa are boarding schools, thus requiring students to live away from home and pay fees for their living expenses and tuition.
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Value of Education
 

Value of Education

Feb 3, 2019
Put simply, educated girls help break the cycle of poverty. Girls who attend school are more likely to enter the work force, earn higher incomes, delay marriage, plan their families better and thus seek an education for their own children.
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What Girls Learn in Uganda
 

What Girls Learn in Uganda

Jan 21, 2019
Primary school is divided into seven years. For students in Lower Primary (mainly P1-P3), the focus is on literacy; this is done through learning standard numbers and life skills, where teachers are encouraged to develop their own materials.
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Why we immunize for HPV
 

Why we immunize for HPV

Jan 12, 2019
HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, is a major cause of cervical cancer in Uganda. It is one of the leading causes of death in women the world over, in fact 300,000 women die from cervical cancer every year.
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Queen of Katwe - Movie Fundraising Night
 

Queen of Katwe - Movie Fundraising Night

Sep 8, 2018
The powerful true life tale of one girl’s determination to escape from poverty in Uganda by becoming a chess champion, directed by Mira Nair and starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.
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Public Education Activities
 

Public Education Activities

Apr 8, 2018
In February and March 2018, Stella was invited to talk about cancer, HIV/Aids and general health issues on a number of TV programs, talk shows and radio programs in Uganda.
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Annual Cancer Run
 

Annual Cancer Run

Jan 8, 2018
We were lucky enough to participate in the Rotary Cancer Fun Run – which aims to raising 100 million shillings! (approx USD$27,000). This annual event always a huge success with over 5000 people registering for the event. All funds raised will used to build Cancer Ward at Nsambya Hospital.
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