’Hope for Helpless e.V.’ (HFH) is an association in support of the same named community organisation in Uganda.
It is a Non denominational, Non Profit Organisation, founded in 2008 by Isaac Sebuwufu Lule with the aim of uplifting a social status of vulnerable groups that include street kids, disadvantaged and underprivileged children, widows, youth and the disabled. HFH realized a great need which is existing among the vulnerable groups in terms of food, medication, education, sanitation, sensitisation, shelter and clothing.
The project is located in Kawempe, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda, well known for its two biggest slums – Kalerwe and Bwaise – with high crime rates and violence. Kawempe is known as the centre of rural-urban migrantion looking for food, good education, medical services and improved standards of living hence being the most populated suburb of Kampala.
Noting that HFH has several aims and objectives.
- A right to education
- Providing support to the vulnerable groups
- Sensitisation of the children
We put more emphasis on socially and financially disadvantaged children and youth especially those from single-parent families aiming to support their abilities as well as different talents through education, sports, music and workshops.
HFH provides school fees for the children and youth, food, medication, clothes and scholar stick material.
The project is able to temporarily accommodate children and youth who can not and/or do not want to live within their families for various reasons and organizes the placement in the boarding section of the respective schools visited if necessary. While doing so the main goal always remains to enable the children and youth to live with their families, which we try to achieve through intensive work with parents and families.
It as well offers private lessons to slow learning children, art and craft lessons, which crafts can be sold to generate an income for financing the project. We also have a tree house that acts as a centre for all the children in the project.
We do have a shop which is run by some of our mothers and that supports them to generate an ongoing income.
The founder of the project does brick laying and sugar production which has enabled him to provide school fees and shelter for the members of the project. HFH also gets food being given to us by farmers in form of contribution to the project.
Now we intend to expand on our infrastructures to enable us to provide support to more children. We as well plan to expand our focus on environmental issues, with whose steady productions we can have a constant income in the future.
HFH intends to network with more other organizations to enable our children develop skills in various fields of work in order to help them become self reliant in future.