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Uganda Reopens Schools
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Uganda Reopens Schools

On January 10th, 2022, Uganda’s schools reopened after what may be the world’s longest pandemic-related closure. An estimated one-third of students will not return to school in Uganda this month.

Morris Aheebwa
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Morris Aheebwa

Morris is from Hoima District. He received his training in mechanics at a vocational institute. After completing this, he returned home and a local businesswoman employed him and loaned him a car. His job is to transport children to and from school. Morris’ mentors and PCAU staff say that he worked hard in school, was...

Stephen Kasula
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Stephen Kasula

Stephen comes from Luwero District, a central region of Uganda. He entered the Road to Hope program in November of 2012 after a palliative care team in the district witnessed Stephen’s struggles after his mother’s death. Stephen lost his father at a young age and soon after his mother was diagnosed with a life-limiting illness....

Noeline Nakalema
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Noeline Nakalema

Noeline is from Kibaale in western Uganda. She and her brother, Mark, cared for their ill mother after being abandoned by their father. Their grandmother took them in after their mother died. The local palliative care team identified the children for the Road to Hope program in 2014. Noeline did well in school and received...

Salvan Arinaitwe
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Salvan Arinaitwe

Salvan is from the Batwa Community in Kanungu District in southwestern Uganda. He and his sister were identified for the program after the death of their father. Salvan graduated from beauty school in 2020. PCAU worked with him to set up a salon in Kampala, but he has now shifted his work to near his...

Aken Kyomuhendo
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Aken Kyomuhendo

Aken is from the Batwa community in Kanungu District of southwestern Uganda. She and her brother were identified for the program after the death of their father. In December 2021, Aken graduated from vocational school with a degree in fashion and design. She is excited to return home as a new graduate with hopes of being...

Road to Hope Program Update
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Road to Hope Program Update

Most schools remain closed as the government seeks to ensure more teachers and school support staff are vaccinated. Uganda reports that nearly half of all teachers have received at least their first vaccine dose.