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Annex Renovations at Beacon of Hope

Annex Renovations at Beacon of Hope

In Uganda, the number of children in attendance drastically plummets from primary to secondary school. Census data from 2004 indicates that for every ten students in primary schools, only one is enrolled in secondary schools. Pilgrim Africa has assumed a comprehensive...

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Recent National Malaria Upsurge in Uganda

Recent National Malaria Upsurge in Uganda

SEATTLE — Pilgrim Africa was notified by the Ugandan Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Program of an upsurge in malaria incidence on August 21, 2019. While the months of June to September are historically high transmission periods, 2019 has seen a higher...

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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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31 New Students

31 New Students

Glorious. Because of your incredible donations, 31 students are able to seek an education - a turning point that will transform their lives from this day forward. Beacon of Hope will be able to accept 20 students on full scholarships in 2019, and 11 on university prep...

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New Ways to Give!

New Ways to Give!

Introducing a new great opportunity to support Pilgrim Africa indirectly while shopping! AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  To start, go to AmazonSmile and choose "Pilgrim...

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Beacon of Hope Book Drive

Beacon of Hope Book Drive

We would like to say a massive thank you to one of our young supporters who organized an incredibly successful book drive for the library-in-progress at Beacon of Hope! She was inspired after meeting a student from the BOH Robotics club two years ago and thought of...

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Letter from the Head Teacher

Letter from the Head Teacher

Dear Pilgrims, I am encouraged by our students and how willing they are to learn; they are God-fearing and committed to core Christian values and morals. I am so appreciative for the support and letters of encouragement from our supporters, as are our students. Please...

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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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