Where your money goes:
Take a step and make your act of kindness create a ripple effect that changes lives in ways we can't even imagine. The youth of the Makondo area suffer from disease, poverty, and in some cases, even neglect. Your act of kindness through a general donation to Into Your Hands helps us further our mission to improve rural communities in Uganda by providing access to affordable education. To donate towards a specific need, view our wish list below and include a note with your donation. For a copy of our 2010 Annual Report, click here.
What your money can do!
Knowledge- For $360 a year, you can fund a scholarship for a year for a student
Entrepreneurship- For $300 a year, you can send a piglet or goat home to a youth
Community- $100 a year helps support a family run business get up and running
Values- $50 a year support a life skills education class for a student which teaches healthy living, finance, critical thinking, and business skills.
Ways to donate:
Thank you for supporting the work of Into Your Hands. Into Your Hands is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, #20-8595073. All donations are tax deductible. You can choose to donate using the following methods:
Wish List 2013
Step 1: Knowledge. Sponsor a student.
For $360 a year, you can provide a youth with an education through our Hands of Hope Scholarship Program. As a sponsor, your student will receive full tuition, school uniforms, and schools supplies; and you will receive regular updates from your student. Our goal for 2013 is to continue to sponsor our 185 students.
Since so many of our students are graduating from St. Denis and moving on to Vocational Training, Upper Secondary, or University programs, we have added the Hands of Hope Higher Education Scholarship Program and the Hands of Hope University Scholarship Program. The cost to sponsor one student through Higher Education is $720 per year. A University Scholarship is $1400 per year. Only 2% of the population enrolls in university studies. To find out more about our scholarship program, click here. To sponsor a student, click here.
Step 2: Entrepreneurship: Send a Piglet and Send a Goat Home Program
$300 will give an orphaned or disadvantaged youth a chance to start their own piggery or goat rearing business. After completing a training program and building a shelter at their home, the students receive a female piglet or kid goat to rear. Once the female is mature and delivers a litter, the new offspring are sold at the market for additional income which pays for household items such as mattresses, soap, clothing, food, and school fees. Our goal for 2013 is to provide pigs or goats along with training for 60 new students through the Send a Piglet and Goat Home Program. Find out more about the Send a Piglet Home and Send a Goat Home Program, click here. To sponsor a student through the Send a Piglet Home Program or Send a Goat Home Program, click here.
Step 3: Community
The St. Denis and Namabaale Parents Development Association, implemented by Into Your Hands-Africa staff member, Mukasa James, holds three parent education workshops per year. Parents learn about improved farming techniques, agricultural business skills, food security, and healthy living education. These programs help to build up a healthy and empowered community who can support the well being of their children. To make a donation to the Parents' Development Associations, click here.
Step 4: Values
In 2013 Into Your Hands Africa is rolling out the first of four years of curriculum at St. Denis Secondary School. This first year of courses will focus on healthy living which will include: puberty, sexual education, pregnancy, hygiene, personal health, and gender roles. These basic life skills are not currently taught in school and are vital to the longevity of these youth. This program was developed by Into Your Hands Africa, local community leaders and educators. Other courses that are going to be developed are livelyhood training, entrepreneurship education, career counseling, goal setting and personal development.
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