HALO Youth Mark is a Rising Basketball Star

Mark moved into our Bukesa home in Uganda when he was 10 years old. He stayed with us until recently, when he moved into boarding school. He is only in high school, but is already on his way to becoming a basketball star. His love for basketball started at a young age when he admired the players at Makerere University, …

March Memories in Uganda

Wondering what the boys and girls in Uganda have been up to lately? March was filled with fun every weekend! Here’s what happened at the Bukesa, Makerere, Kibuli and Mengo homes last month: First weekend: The children learned how to make some delicious pizza -a rare treat because cheese is expensive in Uganda- and who doesn’t love pizza?! Second weekend: …

January Update from the Bukesa Home

We are so proud of our boys in the Bukesa Home, as they have some very exciting news to share! Mark has received a full ride athletic scholarship for his final two years of secondary school and could be well on his way to a professional basketball career. After a year of rigorous hard work, Karim and Brian passed their …

48-hour Charity Stream Raises Over $60,000

Hyper Rabbit Power Go! hosted a 48-Hour Charity Stream to benefit HALO! On the weekend of February 26th HALO celebrated 48 hours of fun and generosity with Hyper Rabbit Power Go! and its community. The unique charity event featured Chris West from HALO Portland and HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh who joined for some fun action! Along with Rebecca and Chris, special guests from game …

“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 …

Meet Lindsey Platt: HALO Uganda International Ambassador

Lindsey Platt boarded a plane to Uganda in August 2014 playing the role of HALO’s International Ambassador. Four months in and Lindsey is absolutely owning her job. She is an inspiration to us in the U.S. and to those she works with in Uganda. Lindsey wears multiple HALO hats in her role. She works alongside Molly Nalunga: Uganda Resettlement Coordinator, …