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The Fight to Stay Low!

The Fight to Stay Low!

There has been a huge upsurge in malaria across Uganda in the last month or so, and in the last week the rapid rise in deaths and cases of malaria have made world news. Katakwi is blessed to be at a relatively low level of malaria because of the interventions...

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Field Notes from June Visit to KRMP

Field Notes from June Visit to KRMP

This June, I had the pleasure of traveling to Uganda for the first time with the winners of last year's Pilgrim Africa trip at our annual Jasiri auction. On one of our packed days, we toured the Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project, an innovative project Pilgrim Africa is...

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Beacon Of Hope Robotics Teams Win Again!

Beacon Of Hope Robotics Teams Win Again!

School is now in full swing for our students, from taking midterms to competing in international robotics competitions, there's always something happening on campus! We're also singing major praises as we've recently received a grant to purchase an abandoned school in...

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Access to Technology Changes Lives

Access to Technology Changes Lives

In May, our Beacon of Hope students were invited to participate in the regional Technovation Robotics Competition (the only school in Eastern Uganda to compete!). This year's Technovation Challenge gave students the opportunity to address the United Nation’s...

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Malaria Study: Gearing Up Again

Malaria Study: Gearing Up Again

Our malaria study measures the effect of four rounds of simultaneous indoor spraying and universal preventative treatment. We're about to do round three. After this, there will be just one round left-- we'll be in the home stretch!  Right now, to get ready for round...

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Preliminary Results: Malaria Prevalence Reduced 83%

Preliminary Results: Malaria Prevalence Reduced 83%

Our Katakwi Rotary Malaria Project has been running for more than a year, but because we're using the scientific method to measure our impact, and because malaria is seasonal, it took a long time for us to have preliminary results. Before our first round of...

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Update from the Field

Update from the Field

Dear FAM Supporters, From all of us Pilgrims around the world, THANK YOU for your continued support as we’ve been heads-down with your prayers and resources combating and treating malaria in Katakwi, Uganda. It’s been a busy few months since our last update; here’s...

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Meet Rebecca

Meet Rebecca

(watch a subtitled version here) Meet Rebecca. She grew up in rural Katakwi, where her family struggled with subsistence farming and constant bouts of malaria. Rebecca was a gifted student, but there was no money for secondary school. Our school, Beacon of Hope, was a...

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Preparing for the Holidays in a Malaria-impacted Region

Preparing for the Holidays in a Malaria-impacted Region

By Grey Frandsen Grey is a member of Pilgrim Africa’s Board of Directors and recently returned from a visit to help launch Pilgrim’s malaria reduction program in Katakwi.  As we prepare for a warm holiday next week in our homes, families in Pilgrim's project area are...

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Beacon Robotics Team Wins Competition

Beacon Robotics Team Wins Competition

Moses leads a robotics team made up of students at Beacon of Hope School. Last year, the robotics team wanted to join an international competition but they missed the registration. This year, they were committed to being at the Gisutech, an international robotics and...

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Beacon Medical Center

Beacon Medical Center

Beyond assisting students with academics, Beacon of Hope School also offers students medical services at the Beacon Medical Center. The center opened in November 2006 operating as a day center with the aim of treating students and staff of Pilgrim. In the beginning...

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