Strengthening Child Health and Reducing Infant Mortality Rates
Guiding Light Orphans
creating sustainable change
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Not only do we provide direct aid, but we also build on-going, community-owned systems that maintain the changes. We strive to improve and empower the lives of children in Uganda.
how we help
The objective of the project is to equip teachers to educate students on better hygiene practices in schools that affect the entire community. Training teachers to help children develop good hygiene habits is key.
GLO holds medical camps approximately twice a year in local villages of the Masindi district. The camps focus on education, disease prevention and treatment, and maternal, newborn, and child health and wellness services.
Knowledge about the epilepsy epidemic is Uganda is very limited and people are very fearful of it. GLO has decided to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy to improve acceptability, treatment, and services for patients, families, and caregivers.
Guiding Light Orphans was generously donated two rooms in the local church in Nyantonzi that have been renovated into our first medical clinic. It will provide basic services to anyone living within the area that we serve.
Over 10,000 young women and girls in Nyantonzi Parish alone of Uganda don’t have access to mentorship programs, vocational training, and are ill-prepared for work or higher education. We strive to empower women and girls by giving them an opportunity to learn a trade.
At GLO, we strive to improve health and well-being for as many people as possible. to honor the importance and potential for life-changing good in every individual, we are committed to providing what assistance we can when we encounter someone in unique and special need.