The Lulu Tree prevents tomorrow’s orphans by equipping today’s families through the local church — through educating parents.
When teen mothers get pregnant (often through rape) in Uganda, they are abused in front of their classmates by teachers for “setting a bad example,” and then expelled from school.
The School of Hope was the first school for teen mothers in Uganda.
Birthed by a pastor and some volunteer teachers in 2017 in a rented hall, today it consists of a purchased and renovated school building, complete with kitchen, bathroom, rain water harvester and perimeter wall, in addition to two school dorms for teen mothers and babies, a study hall, a bathroom, kitchen with industrial stove, livestock, and gardens.
Since its humble beginnings, the School of Hope has expanded to become a place of refuge, not just for teen mothers, but for community children, jajjas and pastors — a place where the Gospel is lived out and shared through theological training and practical love.
Following are some of its students and their stories.