Helping Young Women

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Special challenges facing women

Kalaya Vocational Training Centre is located in Ssese Island’s Kalanga district. The district is known for its beautiful white beaches, fishing, birds of many species and lush green forest. The district has a major problem—it is one of the districts in Uganda with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS. The school drop-out rate for girls and teenage pregnancies is very high. The Kalaya Training Centre, with its one-year program paid for by WOH sponsors, provides mentoring support, life skills development, and vocational training courses to young women.The young women learn a skill that will help them to fully support themselves. The school has a sewing workshop that makes many beautiful items to generate income for the Centre.

Learning life skills

Uganda is in a phase of recovery and reconstruction as it works to emerge from a 23-year civil war. Violent conflict has devastating effects on a country and its people, including economic and infrastructural damage, exacerbated health issues, orphaned children and displaced people. The violence that swept Uganda inflicted a particularly heavy toll on women. The ministry of Kalaya School on beautiful Ssese Island, Uganda, Africa is to equip young women with skills that will enable them to be gainfully employed for their future. At present the school is training in the catering and tailoring fields, with plans to expand their programming to include child care classes as well.

Kalaya Projects

Staff Housing

Vocational Courses

Fresh Clean Water

At Kalaya, the school has missionaries, teachers and other administrative staff coming to minister to the needs of the students. We are in need of staff housing to provide convenient facilities to host visitors. Your contribution will help us continue to meet the need of these beautiful young women who have been wounded by their environment.

Sponsor a young woman for just $50 per month you give a young woman an opportunity to enroll in a one-year course at the Kalaya Vocational Training Centre to learn a skill in catering or tailoring that will help them break the cycle of poverty in their lives.

One out of seven people in the world today cannot access safe drinking water. It is a luxury in many parts of Uganda. In Ssese, many people suffer from water born diseases as well as children having to go long distances to fetch dirty water. We were vert passionate about providing clean water for Kalaya Training Centre. A new well was built to provide clean, accessible drinking water for the students and surrounding community.

Words From Kalaya

How To Contribute?

Meet Critical Needs

You can help us meet a variety of urgent and unmet needs by donating to Windows of Hope. Whether its helping us with our need for transportation, the building of a dining hall at the Kalaya Women’s Vocational Center or the many challenges that are faced by children in poverty, “whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done.” Proverbs 19:17

Become A Monthly Donor

You can help to ensure the effective, efficient flow of support and aid in Uganda by becoming a monthly donor of Windows of Hope. A small gift each month helps Windows of Hope spend more money on helping poverty stricken communities, strengthening families and local schools. Your donation is used wisely to help children in Uganda, one of the hardest places to be a child.

Sponsor A Child

Sponsoring a child is the best way to provide children a strong opportunity to overcome poverty and show God’s love to a child in need. When you sponsor a child, you help provide essentials like nutrition, education, and spiritual development. Sponsoring a child can cost as little as $35 a month. We also provide individuals with the opportunity to sponsor a child together, sharing in the costs and rewards.

Shop Our Online Gift Shop

Windows of Hope’s Online Gift Shop gives gifts that make an impact for children in poverty. Gifts can go directly to your sponsored child. You can place an oder for Christmas gifts. Or, give to meet the highest needs of any child or family. We will make sure that your gifts through our online store go to the children and families who need the most.