Project Build benefited vulnerable women and their community in Atiak, Acholiland. Caleb’s Hope’s efforts were focused on helping rebuild the local community of Atiak for the women in our program. A partnership between the NGO and the local Atiak Technical School made this project a truly collaborative community program. Project Build also permitted foreign volunteers to learn local building practices as well as having a cultural exchange with the community.
As a co-op program between Caleb’s Hope and the Atiak Technical School, offering paid placements within Project Build for Acholi students who would normally have to travel as far as South Sudan to work and raise funds for their education.
Over the course of 2010, refugee camps throughout Northern Uganda were shut down by the government leaving an immediate and urgent need for homes for our beneficiaries. Many were already homeless. Caleb’s Hope began sourcing teams for building as an immediate response to this crisis and thus Project Build was born. Building began early December 2010. Project Build’s objective was successfully completed by end of month with 20 homes built for all the women of Nyara Project and their families.