A resource for cultural heritage projects,through art and crafts for inhabitant children in partner schools, women's craft-making groups, holiday makers cultural tour memorable experiences and instructions on sustainable agriculture and environment conservation sensitization to the community!Join Women's Craft Groups Or Teens Initiatives!
Openhandstoserve's program for children through folk art, a project we do in partnership with three schools so far; Is an interesting way of how we hope to impact the young talents in the field of art but still focused on our values of cultural heritage
As an Organization with peoples well being as our core value we realize the productivity of peoples farms in our communities have drastically reduced, the forest cover depleted, extra land for farming to increase food supply in at a family level is also another serious issue, innovative technologies in agriculture and reclamation of the already cleared forest and land will increase the potential for these rural communities to access their livelihoods; The program activities include; Environment conservation sensitization, on farm agro forestry activities in villages, development of field pilot projects, smart sustainable agriculture strategies, Provision of training to communities; through seminars, sports and competitions, training centres in schools, institutions and individual farms. Openhandstoserve's strategy to reach out to the communities for this cause, includes organizing annual sporting activities intended to create awareness of climate change effects and sensitization on environmental conservation.To read more; click this button!!
Openhandstoserve is a Community Hub and we love to share and include and activate and engage with our community families, neighbours, partners and guests from every where in Uganda and the humanitarian community. When service joins with celebration, the results are just amazing! Annual traditions include:
Community Thanksgiving Dinner - serving more than 1,000 meals and distributing hundreds of bags of groceries;
Openhandstoserve for the Holidays - an annual winter festival distributing thousands of books, drawing boards, and articles of clothing for children of all ages from the surrounding community;
Openhandstoserve Family Movie Nights - a regular activity that includes outdoor screenings and entertainment on the Openhandstoserve athletic field;
Openhandstoserve Back to School Festival - providing new backpacks, shoes, school supplies, and eye exams (as needed) to more than 1,000 students Our annual Garden and Health Expo - providing health check-ups and classes, vision and dental check-ups, gardening clinics, and healthy food options;
And, like all non-profits, we have Fund-raisers! With the emphasis on FUN!
Every March we produce the amazing STARS & STRIKES CELEBRITY POKER AND BOWLING TOURNAMENT for our environment conservation sensitization program
In May it's our Women AWARDS LUNCH ON, Honouring the Women that Inspire Us and our own Women
In December is our GALA FOR THE CHILDREN, a folk art are craft exhibition; an elegant and well known philanthropic event on the Uganda's social calendar, that raises money each year to support our programs
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You can now join Openhandstoserve crafts workshops any hour of the day all week long on your tour at lake Bunyonyi south-western Uganda; check out our offers ranging from folk art for children in partnership with schools, teenagers artwork projects and women's craft-group's projects right here on the website a new crafts project starts every Friday at noon for each of these groups. Visit any time all week long and be a part of the hands that serve.
The Organization is running a folk art project in partnership with three primary schools in the district of Kabale so far, we belief this is the best we we can impact the children by tapping into their talents when they are still in their lower levers of education
The Organization is working with teenagers whether in schools or not; Whatever your age,when you join us,you bring amazing skills and abilities that may not be fully realized yet here at Openhandstoserve. Our caring staff provides individualized attention to every member of our community, through which youth discover their interests, their talents and their capabilities.
Being one of our traditional art (craft-making) in most of the cultures in the world, we find that most of the women have a clue on how to play around with the weaving needles and the weaving materials to come up with the crafted pieces; there for if one joins one of our women's Craft groups they are on ground to excise all their imaginative creativity with a team of experts.
Are you a mother and is your child between the ages of 8 and 21 years old? Are they in school? Do you have friends at Openhandstoserve or you have heard about us? Do you like what you see on our website? If you answered yes to all of those questions, you and your family are welcome to explore the possibility of membership at Openhandstoserve Organization; for children not in school Check out our bursary scheme programs!