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The Mwebaza Foundation creates classroom space from containers for its Ugandan partner school

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Comprised of a group of local educators and professionals, The Mwebaza Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization engaged in the promotion of cross-cultural exchange between partner schools in Colorado and Africa.

The Mwebaza Foundation’s mission is to enrich the relationships among our Colorado and African partner schools through cross-cultural exchange and service learning that enhances educational opportunities, fosters a healthy learning environment and promotes self-sufficiency.

Through the Mwebaza Foundation, our Colorado partner schools and their
communities raise funds to help with the various needs of our African
partner schools. This includes construction of schools and classrooms,
providing books and other classroom supplies, teacher training, as well as
general care for disadvantaged school children. We also assist with the
development of sustainable food programs and cottage industries at our
partner schools in an effort to promote self-sufficiency.

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  • Solar equipment
  • Structural steel for 2nd floor

Musana CDO transforms containers into vocational schools for rural Uganda

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Musana believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty within families and the community as a whole. With high drop out rates and a lack of quality standards within schools in Iganga, Uganda, Musana is committed to challenging the typical status quo.  Instead, Musana is offering the community a quality vocational educational institution that goes beyond exclusively utilizing the Ugandan curriculum to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders.

To this end, we are partnering with Homes of Living Hope to convert two used shipping containers into vocational education classrooms. This gives Musana the opportunity to provide a space where valuable trade skills in fine art, plumbing, electrical and carpentry can be taught to students.

As a result, young adults will be equipped mentally and physically for the next chapter of their lives.  With the character, brains, and skills students will have the choice to either to continue their education, and utilize their trade to provide for themselves and their families, or both.

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Supporters of Street’s Hope transform container into much needed office and counseling space

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As a first for Homes of Living Hope we will be helping supporters of Street’s Hope finish out a container to be used as much needed counseling and office space for their safe house location. Supporters will be working at an off site locations to finish, furnish and equip a repurposed shipping container. City officials will be inspecting it for code compliance and when it’s done we will move it to the Street’s Hope undisclosed safe house location where it will be quickly setup and put into operation. Adolfson and Peterson Construction (A&P) who provide “value beyond building” will be providing the design services and acting as the builder of record for the project. There will be lots of places to engage in this project for all supporters of Street’s Hope and their cause which is helping woman free themselves from the sex industry.

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  • Dollars to finalize construction

Monarch High School transforms container to medical clinic for Mexico City

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The students of Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado are putting their learning into practice by transforming a lifeless container into a medical and dental clinic for the San José Las Palmas neighborhood in Mexico City. A variety of disciplines have been applied in this project, from architectural design, construction, electrical wiring, art and painting skills, marketing, and critical thinking. Their desire and commitment to bring healthcare to a poor settlement in Mexico City has allowed these students an opportunity be active citizens serving the global community. Several project members will travel to Mexico City in October 2014 to partner with local high school students in implementing the completed facility in its recipient community. Learn more over on Monarch student’s site.

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  • Prayer support

Lutheran Church of God’s Love CAN make a difference in Kisumi, Kenya

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The Lutheran Church of God’s Love is partnering with Homes of Living Hope and Life in Abundance to bring a clinic to the underserved community of Kisumi, Kenya. Their mission is to convert a recycled shipping container into a functional medical facility for an impoverished community in Africa, and in doing so, foster their sense of community and spirit of service. The Lutheran Church of God’s Love welcomes all in the community of Newtown, Pennsylvania to participate in the project. Contact the church office at (215) 968-4335 or e-mail at [email protected] to get involved. You may also donate to this and other projects, here.

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Delran High School builds Library for Hope Lives Aloi, Uganda

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When Francis Nyang visited the United States in the fall of 2013, he took the opportunity to address an assembly of youths at Delran High School in New Jersey. After hearing about the great need for medical care and education infrastructure in northern Uganda, the students and faculty of Delran decided to become part of the solution. With the creation of the Hope Lives School in Aloi, Uganda, the Aloi community indicated the need for a library and educational resource center for the school children. Delran High School has successfully completed the construction phase of the project and is filling the converted container with educational goods. The completed library is set for shipment to Uganda around February 2015.

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Bridgwater-Raritan High School transform container into vocational school for Uganda

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For the third consecutive year, the students from Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey are building out a container for the underserved of northern Uganda. This is one of their most ambitious projects yet, transforming two containers into a vocational training school. The school is engaging different classes and clubs within the school district along with local clubs and service groups with in the community to finish out and stock this containers. The current schedule would have them sending the containers out in fall 2014. New Covenant Christian Center will receive these containers and place them with in the village of Aloi. During the years of war in the region, the youths of the area had no opportunity for education. Now young adults, this is their only chance to seek better employment through skills training. Francis Byang, head of Hope Lives in Aloi, addressed the students of BRHS, beckoning them to impact the educational attainment of youths in Uganda.  The students accepted the challenge and are participating in this important project by providing facilities stocked with training aids and equipment.

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Community of Volunteers transform container into a working medical clinic for Nairobi, Kenya

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The generous members of the Louisville, Colorado community united their efforts in fall 2013 to transform a shipping container into a life-giving medical clinic for an underserved informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the course of a few months, the Louisville community primed, painted, and furnished the container, and solicited medical supplies to send a fully-functional medical clinic to Nairobi. Operated by the African non-profit agency Life In Abundance International, doctors and medical staff treat hundreds of patients through the clinic daily, many of whom have never had access to medical care.

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  • Funds for Medical Staff salary (please contact LIA for further information)

Bridgewater-Raritan High School transform container into medical clinic for Uganda

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During the 2013-2014 school year, Bridgewater/Raritan High school in Bridgewater New Jersey, built, filled and shipped their second container project.  This was a medical clinic for the Hope Lives Aloi school in Aloi, Uganda.  Drawing on their experience from the first container, they involved hundreds of students from their vocational training, art, and business classes along with enlisting the help of middle and elementary students to collect donations of humanitarian aid.

What they hadn’t planned for was how this container clinic would be used as a base of construction to expand the footprint of the clinic and create dormitory housing for boys.  By using the structure of the container Ugandans were able to built a large roof and sidewalls to create the much needed space.

Since the clinic was put in use in Aloi it has been utilized by a school nurse to provide health care to the over 500 students along with traveling medical teams.  These medical teams are able to utilize the professionally finished space to serve the people of the region.  One group in the summer of 2016 treated over 1,600 local patients in 4 days!

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