Good Hope for the Marginalized (GHOM).
GHOM is a charitable organization which was started in 2008 at the community level then registered as a Group/Association with a group of people mostly women who have been affected and infected by poverty, conflict, HIV/AIDS and displacement in Uganda. GHOM's target group are women/widows, old people, People With Disabilities, vulnerable children/orphans, girl child and youth especially those with HIV/AIDS.
GHOM has an emphasis of gender in its program where we emphasize girl child education because the girls are the most vulnerable and affected as far as HIV/AIDS is concerned; girls are always the victims of early marriage if the parents cannot afford to pay for them school fees, so they would end up doing prostitution or working as house girls and from there, they are married off.
GHOM seek ways to be held accountable to poor and marginalized people whose rights have been denied. GHOM recognizes persons and institutions with an obligation towards poor and marginalized people, and supports and encourages their efforts to fulfill their responsibilities. GHOM also address discrimination and the denial of rights based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, age, physical ability, caste, opinion or sexual orientation. GHOM promotes just and non-violent means for preventing and resolving conflicts at all levels, noting that such conflicts contribute to poverty and the denial of rights. GHOM also addresses underlying causes of poverty and rights denial, we develop and use approaches that ensure our programs result in lasting and fundamental improvements in the lives of the poor and marginalized with whom we work.
To help us better achieve our mission, GHOM offers numerous flexible volunteer opportunities to individuals and teams looking to significantly affect their community by helping undeserved and homeless families. These opportunities provide volunteers an experience to work alongside staff members, Special Events, and area with our GHOM Street Outreach Team. Each opportunity offers volunteers a chance to make a real difference in the lives of others through hands-on work and service to the community. If you are interested in learning more about GHOM current volunteer opportunities, please contact: