VILLAGE OF HOPE INC

Where God transforms children of war into children of HOPE.

aka Village of Hope Uganda   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.villageofhopeuganda.com

Mission

With an impassioned heart for orphans, Village of Hope (VOH) rescues the lives of former child soldiers, sex slaves, child mothers, and other orphans from the rippling effects of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s (LRA) brutalities. Two residential Villages of Hope are safe havens for healing and hope for the future. Our approach is to prepare and inspire VOH’s young men and women to become productive citizens, ethical leaders and beacons for Christ within their communities. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,"declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Ruling year info

2009

Founder & Executive Director

Cindy Cunningham

Uganda National Director

Roselyn Aber

Main address

P.O. Box 700126

Dallas, TX 75370 USA

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EIN

26-4030862

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Village of Hope - Bweyale

Bweyale Village – the first and larger of the two VOH villages is located near the Nile River and Murchison Falls, 2 hours south of the city of Gulu. Secondary School and Vocational Education students reside in family-style homes with names such as Love, Faith and Courage – reinforcing each child’s identity in Christ. The Village is located on 180 acres and the grounds include a self-sustained nursery school (for staff and community), secondary school, vocational training center, medical clinic, worship center, a piggery, a commercial corn/flour mill and sustainable farming.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Indigenous peoples

Bobi Village is located on 50 acres and is designed for our primary school-aged children. It has similar staffing, services and smaller-scale agriculture ventures to that of Bweyale Village. As children graduate from primary school, they will transition from Bobi Village to Bweyale.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

Gulu Outreach – this initiative is our original focus in that there are still VOH children who are living in the areas of the former IDP camps until additional housing is available at the Villages. An additional 8 Ugandan staff attend to immediate needs, school fees, medical aid, and the physical and spiritual nourishment of children still residing in these dire conditions. In Gulu we also minister to the guardians who oversee VOH children during periodic school breaks when authorities require the children to travel back to their districts of origin. Therese guardians, too, were wounded in body and spirit during the war and need healing. VOH provides support and training for them to become nurturing leaders and protectors of our children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Village of Hope's micro-economics program serves former sex slaves and child mothers in the Gulu area. Abducted by the LRA at a young age, these women were tortured, abused and raped by rebel soldiers and became pregnant. When they were able to escape from the LRA, the returned with their babies to be rejected by their families and community. Left to survive on their own, they had little hope.

Village of Hope provides trauma counseling, business and skills training. VOH teaches these young women to sew, make paper bead jewelry and basket weaving so they now earn an income that will provide for themselves and their children.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Indigenous peoples

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VILLAGE OF HOPE INC

Board of directors
as of 6/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Patrick Roddy

Trace Jackson

Robert Caldwell

David Boyce

Gary Redmond

Rebecca Rios

Patrick Roddy

Cynthia Cunningham

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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Black/African American/African
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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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