Good Hope Initiative was founded by Deo Kagimu in 2006 and serves as a community based NGO Certified organization that supports the needs of several families and hundreds of children. Good Hope currently cares for over 150 orphans and runs a primary school for over 500 local children. The mission of Good Hope Initiative is to empower rural, marginalized and disadvantaged people in the local community. The goal of Good Hope is to enable the population to empower the children and community through education. This bottom up process will aid the community in reducing the cycle of poverty in the village.
Present Day at Good Hope
Good Hope focuses on providing educational opportunities for the community. EACH is committed to helping Good Hope fund the expansion of the primary and vocational school with a focus of sustainable farming.
In 2015, Good Hope constructed a self-sustainable pig farm. The Good Hope Pig Farm’s profits will be reinvested back into the farm and will fund the operational costs of the primary school. The profits will also fund teacher salaries and assist with paying for books and other materials for the students. A borehole (well) was also constructed so that the pigs and the local community could have a continuous source of water. The community no longer has to walk from the existing well to the school with jerry cans of water. The borehole has saved the community time and energy and they are all so excited to have a continuous source of water.
In 2016, Good Hope completed the construction of a dormitory that houses approximately 80 students who previously walked to and from school for several hours a day. In addition, the school educated children through the 7th grade in the 4 permanent classrooms EACH donated. These classrooms will allow for GHI to educate more children than ever in 2017.
Finally, Good Hope graduated it’s first primary school class in 2016 and 14 girls and boys will embark on their journey to graduate secondary school. They need your support to accomplish this goal: only $400 pays for an entire’s worth of tuition for one child. Give the gift of an education today.
Good Hope in the Future
Mr. Kagimu’s vision over the next five years is focused on self-sustainability and education. This plan includes expanding the Good Hope campus by purchasing more land to educate as many children as possible through primary school. In addition, the land will allow for more sustainable farming to feed the students and community alike. Deo also would like to construct a vocational school to educate the adults in the local community who haven’t had the opportunity to go to school. Mr. Kagimu’s plans will allow for the children and adults of the village to become more educated and reverse the cycle of poverty.
Visit www.goodhopekids.org to learn more about the Good Hope Initiative.