Celebrate 10 Years of Caring (2008-2018)
Thank you to all who attended our Anniversary Event celebrating 10 years of caring. We were so happy you shared in our stories and learned about the impact your assistance is making in rural Uganda.
Education For Girls
We at HEAL International would like to congratulate Malala Yousafzai on being granted honorary Canadian citizenship. We join her in her quest for girls in underserved countries to access good quality education. Over the past 9 years, HEAL International has helped to provide access to education for hundreds of young girls in western Uganda. One example is Juliet, a 25-year-old nurse who came from an unprivileged background with little hope for her future. HEAL International helped her to complete a nursing program. She has graduated and is working with her husband, a doctor, in a refugee camp aiding those escaping genocide in South Sudan. She is a demonstration of the power of education and generosity of our Canadian donors.
HEAL International (Health, Education and Leadership) is an Edmonton-based, non-denominational organization responding to local priorities in Uganda. HEAL is involved in several projects which build on local strengths and provide opportunities for community development through education, health initiatives and youth leadership.
HEAL International was conceived from a vision* of vibrant, healthy communities that:
- provides support to meet the basic needs of children, youth and families.
- promotes inclusion to enable all members to participate actively in social, economic, cultural and political life.
- promotes opportunities for the lifelong acquisition of knowledge and skills by all members.
* from “Reclaiming Our Humanity”, Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, December 2001.
We have long-standing relationships with the communities we work with. We work with established and trusted partners in Uganda, such as YES (Youth Encouragement Services) Uganda, a well-established Ugandan NGO that has been helping orphaned children and vulnerable families since 1996. Other partners include health and education departments at various levels of local government.