Schools for Hope: A Global Family Initiative


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Schools for Hope aims to create a one-to-one connection and a cultural exchange between classrooms in the United States and families in Uganda's Acholi Quarter. Classes or student groups in the U.S. have the opportunity to select a family to adopt by viewing videos and family profiles.

The students will help to raise money to improve the family’s basic living conditions, build them a home, and help the family become financially stable through vocational training and business start-up initiatives. The students will be able to maintain an email exchange and through letters and photos will learn more about their adopted family.

Sign Up to Become a School for Hope! Click the following links to download the Schools for Hope application materials.

  1. Download the Application here.
  2. Download the Guidelines here.
  3. Download the Fundraising Guide here.
  4. Download the Pledge Worksheet here.
  5. Download the Field Guide here.


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Lapeko Alice and her family look forward to sponsorship through PHH's Schools for Hope program.Lamunu Susan and her babyAtimago Betty and her family

From left: Lapeko Alice and family; Atimago Betty and family; Lamunu Susan and baby Gerald.


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Teacher's Guide

Our educational program guide for teachers contains useful text, maps, and photos. Sections include:

  • Background Information on Uganda
  • The Acholi and the Acholi Quarter
  • Acholi and the Conflict in Northern Uganda
  • Brief History of Uganda
  • Internally Displaced Peoples Camps and Resettlement
  • Current Issues Facing the Acholi o Millennium Development Goals
  • What you can do? Take Action

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