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#HumansOfHALO – Uganda Special

Moses (left): “My goal is to become a pastor someday and have my own church” Dennis (right): “I hope to be head master of a school that helps children who don’t have school fees get a better education.” Edube was the mentor of Moses and Dennis when they were only 10 years old! “I was proud to see that the …

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HALO Success Story: Noah

HALO experienced a beautiful moment this week, fueling our motivation in all that we do in our day-to-day work: Noah came to HALO two years ago with reStart’s Youth Emergency Shelter. He was a quiet and nervous youth. Everyone loved Noah from the start because he’s so easy to love – smart, funny, sweet, polite. He left reStart to go to JobCorps, but …

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HALO Youth accepted into Prestigious Summer Camp

  HALO youth Marjai has been applying and interviewing for a prestigious Summer camp at Northwest Missouri State called Upward Bound and got accepted! Only 25 area high school students were selected. She has been working hard to make this happen, and is VERY excited to be on the campus for six weeks. She leaves June 4th and will be back on July 16th. …

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HALO Youth receive KCSA Scholarship!

Congratulations Chesney & Ronnae! HALO is happy to announce that two of its youth received the 2016 Kansas City Securities Association Scholarship. Chesney and Ronnae are among 10 scholarships recipients who were chosen from more than 50 applicants. The scholarship aims to fund graduating students in the greater Kansas City area who will be attending an accredited college, university or trade school and …

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HALO Youth explores Careers in Medical Field

[slideshow_deploy id=’518938′] The HALO Learning Center – KC hosted an Explore Workshop with Kansas City University’s School of Medicine and Biosciences. Led by medical student and HALO volunteer, Laura Gilbert, HALO youth were introduced to the details of a medical field education. From there, youth were divided into two teams to perform “patient simulations” – robotized training mannequins with symptoms …

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HALO Scholarship Fund – Brian Wako NEWS

Brian Wako, one of the HALO scholarship recipients, is looking forward to starting the next step in pursuing his medical degree! Nursing school will begin in August and he can’t wait to get started. “Of course I am excited! I keep getting closer and closer to my dream to be a medical doctor” Brian graduated from Makerere home in December …

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Youth Art – The Crying Time of Me

We asked some of the boys living in the Bukesa Home in Uganda to write a poem about one of their favorite memories. Umar wrote a poem about the day he came to Bukesa. After years of living without a family, it was his favorite memory. His first impression of Bukesa was, that it’s a very nice home. He could …

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“This is Town” by Jyothi from Tuni, India

Jyothi is 14 years old. She lives in the HALO supported Ashirvad Orphanage in Tuni, India. Jvothi is currently in 8th grade and studies English. Recently, Jyothi received a medal and appreciation certificate from her school because she finished first in her class. She is very intelligent and studies very hard to reach her goals. She has been living at Ashirvad for …

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“It was a happy day to me”

We asked some of the boys living in the Bukesa Home in Uganda to write a poem about one of their favorite memories. Umar wrote a poem about the day he came to Bukesa. After years of living without a family, it was his favorite memory. His first impression of Bukesa was, that it’s a very nice home. He could …