Across Nations currently is looking for:
- Lumber and material donations
- Volunteers with drywall experience
- Ceiling and HVAC materials and volunteers
Our Latest Project – Edify!
Edify improves and expands sustainable Christ-centered education globally by providing training, access to loan capital, and education technology to low-fee independent private schools in underserved communities. Edify is converting two containers into classrooms that will be shipped from Dallas to Growth Christ’s Kingdom Academy (GCK Academy) in Sierra Lione.
Our Latest Project – Musana-Shining Together!
This special two-container project will bring inclusivity to all students at Musana. These containers are to be transformed into a classroom, therapy gym, and accessible playground for children with disabilities and special needs. Currently, there is no space for children with disabling conditions such as cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and autism spectrum disorders. These containers will provide us the space for these kids to be welcomed at Musana Nursery & Primary School, have a chance for education & a loving environment, and to interact with peers in their community.
Container is ready for loading and shipment!
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) transforms used shipping container into a medical/dental clinic
Welcome Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine!
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is our newest project sponsor. They are transforming a used shipping container into a medical/dental clinic for Urban Mosaic based outside Mexico City. The container will be built by future doctors from the school. ICOM also plans to use the project to build awareness in their community of their desire to be difference makers in their profession.
ICOM is Idaho’s first medical school! The first class of 162 students started instruction in September 2018. The students view the collaboration with HoLH as an opportunity to serve while developing skills critical to holistic care – ICOM’s mission is to train competent and caring physicians to support the healthcare needs of those living in rural areas.
Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medicine. Students are trained to look at the whole person. Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) use all the knowledge, skills, tools, and technology available in modern medicine, with the added benefits of a holistic philosophy and emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention.
Due to the pandemic, the students at ICOM have been dedicating their time to support the medical community. They will continue work on (and finish) the container as they are able to return to a more normal life.
The Mwebaza Foundation creates classroom space from containers for its Ugandan partner school
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.
Musana CDO transforms containers into vocational schools for rural Uganda
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.
Supporters of Street’s Hope transform container into much needed office and counseling space
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.
Monarch High School transforms container to medical clinic for Mexico City
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.
Lutheran Church of God’s Love CAN make a difference in Kisumi, Kenya
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.
Delran High School builds Library for Hope Lives Aloi, Uganda
Bridgwater-Raritan High School transform container into vocational school for Uganda
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.
Community of Volunteers transform container into a working medical clinic for Nairobi, Kenya
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.
Bridgewater-Raritan High School transform container into medical clinic for Uganda
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!