News & Events
HOPE Uganda features in ‘Social eyes’ section of Seven Days Magazine (The West Australian).
Rotaract Club of Perth Presents: Catwalk for a Cause
Are you ready for a Night in the Wild!?!
Rotary Club of Hillarys donate over $2,000 for much needed school furniture!
19th of June, 2012: RC of Hillarys has provided a generous grant of $2,011 to allow the school to meet its furniture needs so that no student is left standing throughout class! This funding will allow us to employ local carpenters to make the furniture so that we benefit the local community as well as the school. $2,000 will pay for 5 lab tables, 50 stools, 1 bookshelf, 2 cupboards, 1 office table, 2 teachers lockers, and 5 library tables.
March 2012: Senior 6 Girls’ Shelter Complete!
Feb 2012: JCLA ‘A – Team’ Respond to Dinning Hall Crisis
19th of February, Founder & Director of HOPE Uganda, Daniel Mirabella, speaks at the John Curtin Leadership Academy (JCLA) weekend. We were ecstatic when one of the six teams (A-Team) chose to adopt the HOPE Uganda Dinning Hall as their project. A-Team, call themselves ‘AWESOME’, where AWESOME is an acronym for A.wareness W.omen E.ducation S.ervice O.pportunity.M.otivation E.mpowerment. AWESOME will be working with HOPE Uganda for the year 2012 to assist in raising funds to build a permanent Dinning Hall for the school.
Feb 2012: School Dinning Hall in desperate state
The Dinning Hall is in a desperate state after severe storms and a severe termite problem as left the roof in tatters and the structure frail and prone to collapse. Therefore the Dinning Hall has now become a risk to the girls safety and is in urgent need of being rebuilt as a permanent structure.
Feb 2012: HOPE Uganda Donates $6,000 for urgently needed
Beds, Desks, Stools and Bookshelves
*Note: All items have been LOCALLY MADE in line with our SUSTAINABLE approach to development.
Jan 2012: HOPE Uganda places 2nd in January Grill’d burger competition winning $100
Thanks to all those who came down to support us!
Runway for a Reason
Where: Skatt, 165 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
- A glass of champagne on arrival
- A showbag
- A donation to two inspiring causes
- Exclusive entry to the after party
Project Visit (2011)
Daniel Mirabella (Founder and Director), arrived back 23/02/2011 from a two month project visit over January and February this year. The purpose of the visit was to implement a communications program, which Daniel is happy to report back was very successful. Daniel achieved a lot from this project visit, providing donations of 122 mosquito nets, over 80 USB flash drives, 30 digital cameras, 30 headsets, 10 desks (thanks to the Steber and Carney Family), card readers, external hard drives, 4 usb internet modems, 14 scientific calculators (thanks Ellana Hogan), 206 maths sets (thanks Jemma Hogan), over 30 textbooks (thanks Evie’s friends) and a video camera and tripod. Daniel provided training in computer basics, basics of photography and basics of navigating the internet. Now that a direct link of communication has been established, HOPE Uganda can now assist donors to purchase much needed school equipment from the local town, serving to fuel the local economy and enhance prosperity for all.
HOPE Uganda would like to extend a special thanks to the following:
- Rotaract Club of Perth: for their ongoing support.
- Our Lady of the Mission Parish Whitfords: for making the 2011 trip possible, for providing over $1000 in monetary donations and donating most of the equipment mentioned above.
- Hancock Family: for making very generous donations to our projects throughout last year and their generous support for this past trip.
Social Networking – Pilot Project
As a part of the communications program implemented this past project visit. The improved communication has allowed Daniel to setup an online social space for all St. Teresa Girls’ College supporters, students and teachers. The Network is going to be run by the youth of Whitfords parish as a pilot project. The social network can be found at: www.stteresaschool.ning.com
The Next Big Thing
HOPE Uganda is currently undergoing a change in management and is also revaluating its milestones. The next big project that HOPE Uganda will be undertaking will be the construction of a four storey dormitory which is estimated to cost $250,000, however we are still waiting for the final plans to be complied by our contractor and we will endeavour to provide a final figure in the near future.
The concert held at St Josephs Church in Subiaco (7/11/2010), was a great success with all proceeds to HOPE Uganda. The concert showcased some of WAs most exciting emerging artists, including the Western Australian Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) and the 2 Cent Professionals. We’d like to thank the many talented artists and volunteers who so generously gave their time in support of HOPE Uganda. The event was a great success, and raised around $3000 which will go towards the buildings for the teacher’s accommodation at St Teresa’s school in Uganda.
One of the many highlights of the concert was a specially composed work by award winning young composer Perry Joyce titled “The Dreamers of Dreams.” It celebrates the dreams of the young, the opportunity for change, and the power we all have to be movers and shakers of tomorrow.