As school resumed in January, a number of Road to Hope (RTH) children decided to pursue vocational education to focus on a trade.
Road to Hope Sponsor Highlight – Alice Wolf & Getrude
Alice has been a nurse for 37 years and is a patient care coordinator at Center for Hospice Care. Getrude lives in Kyankwanzi District of Uganda with her four siblings (two of whom are also on the RTH program) and their father, who is a farmer.
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 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 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 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 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 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...
Supporting Children Through Regional Road to Hope Retreats
PCAU is currently holding regional retreats for a small number of children in their respective regions to provide social and psychological support to the children.