Orphans of Teso has officially launched the 2022 Change Their Story campaign to raise money for new initiatives at our CarePoints in Uganda.
The Change Their Story campaign is focused on empowerment and increasing the income levels of the families in our program at a household level. Uganda has an agriculture-based economy and we’ve learned that the best way to make an impact is by providing them with crop supplies and livestock.
This year we are focused on the following initiatives that will empower and provide dignity to the families in our program:
- Citrus orchards – The community of Ogoloi will grow tangerines and other sweet citrus fruits and sell them to a local fruit factory on a large scale. This project will benefit 100 students, 60 parents and 40 other community members and fill a market need in their community.
- Poultry project – This project will boost income at a household level giving families the opportunity to provide for themselves. Vulnerable families in Bukedea will be given 10 chicks. Households will make money from selling organic eggs, meat and manure. It will also improve the health of children by providing them with nutritious eggs.
- Education fund – As more of the children in our program get older and advance in their education, the cost of their schooling increases. When children in Uganda enter high school, they need to go to boarding school in order to get a quality education. These funds will provide better schooling opportunities to help students in Ongongoja succeed and reach their education and career goals. Due to COVID shutdowns, youth are behind in education. We want to empower them to continue to go to school and keep their dreams of success alive!
What is the Goal?
The goal of this campaign is to increase household incomes and asset bases. The majority of the families in the district earn a livelihood from either growing crops or raising livestock. Most household heads spend their time and energy finding food for their families and not as much time on other needs, such as education, health and clothing. The 2022 Change Their Story campaign initiatives are designed to help with both raising household incomes and helping families meet basic needs.
How to Get Involved in the 2022 ‘Change Their Story’ Campaign
Our goal this year is to raise $37,000 to fund the citrus orchards, poultry project and education fund. If you are able to and want to help us reach our goal, we would appreciate your donations and help to spread the word.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal. Donations can be made at www.orphansoftesocts.com.
Share on Social Media
Consider sharing our campaign on social media with your friends and family. You can follow Orphans of Teso on Facebook and share updates directly from our page. We appreciate the help spread awareness of our campaign!
Special thanks to our community of local sponsors who are making it possible to provide crops, chickens and school funds to help to the families in our program.
Looking for more information about Orphans of Teso and the annual Change Their Story campaign? Go to wwww.orphansofteso.com/change-their-story to learn more!
For the past 10 years, Orphans of Teso has partnered with Children’s HopeChest to provide care and support to more than 650 orphaned and vulnerable children in the Teso region of Uganda through a program of local community empowerment and long-term sustainable development. Our goal is to help these communities care for these children and pull them out of the cycle of poverty. For more information, go to www.orphansofteso.com/change-their-story.