Kyenjojo, Uganda

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The Hearts & Hands Vocational School  in Kyenjojo, Uganda, provides spiritual and job-skills training for the young people of Kyenjojo District. The founders are Dr. Abel Waiswa, a wildlife veterinarian, and his wife Anita, who is the Kyenjojo District Youth Councillor.  On the beautiful 3-acre campus overlooking the town of Kyenjojo and the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, the school provides training in carpentry, tailoring, and computer skills.  The first class of 50 young men will start in January, 2015; the first class of 50 young women will start in September, 2015.

Support the growth of this ministry by donating towards these needs.

NeedQtyCostDonation
Work/study scholarships 50$100 ea.$
Desks
75Any Amount$

"Desks" in a vocational school means something different than "desks" for elementary or high schools. Students at the Hearts & Hands Christian Vocational School need work benches, sewing tables, and/or computer carrels, as well as regular chairs and tables.

Tool kits
50$150 ea.$

To give to carpentry school graduates.

Block-making machine4$500 ea.$
Paver-making machine 4$500 ea.$
Donations for Heart of Africa
Any Amount$

Donations entered here go to the support of the Heart of Africa organization. Money given here will help pay for the resources needed to maintain and expand the mission of Heart of Africa.

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Feb 27, 2017 - Connecting You With Our African Partners

Tom and Laura

Tom and Laura Garrett will be spending the next three months (March-May) in East Africa, encouraging our African partners and collecting stories and reports from their ministries.  They will be based in Kyenjojo, Uganda, with our colleagues at the Hearts & Hands Foundation, but will be traveling throughout the entire region.

Aug 30, 2016 - Laura Garrett Helping Orphans

Our staff associate, Laura Garrett, has spent the summer as a dorm parent at Open Arms Village near Eldoret, Kenya. Caring for orphan kids is her passion. Her husband Tom, our Project Liaison, will join her in early September to spend the next few months surveying projects in Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya. They will help dedicate the new Hearts & Hands Vocational School in Kyenjojo, Uganda, on October 12.

Aug 20, 2015 - Hearts & Hands School Nears Completion

Dr. Abel Waiswa reports that the new classroom/office building of the Hearts & Hands Christian Vocational School in Kyenjojo, Uganda, is nearly complete. The roof is on, the walls are up (except for the top floor), and the interior walls are complete. All that remains for the “shell” to be completed are the doors and windows, stair enclosures, and the bricking for the third story. (total cost to finish: $14,000) The school plans to be open in January for the first class of 50 young men. Part of their training will entail completing the interior finishing of the building in preparation for the enrollment of 50 young women next year.

Dec 16, 2014 - Hearts & Hands Vocational School Going Up

Mike and Martha Henderson and a team from Grace Evangelical Free Church in Longmont, Colorado, visited the Hearts & Hands School in July. As of this date, the school is up to the second floor level. Construction should be complete by early 2015 and classes can begin.

Jun 01, 2014 - Construction Begins on New Classroom

Construction began on the first classroom building May, 2014. Mike Henderson and a team from Heart of Africa will visit the Hearts & Hands School in July, 2014.

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