KUDU is the acronym of Kibale Uganda Development Union, Inc. It is a Christian-based, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children, their families and the community of Kibale, Uganda to reach their fullest potential by helping them solve problems. It resolves problems concerning children without parents, health, child development, education, advocacy and poverty. Uganda is a land-locked country about the same size as the state of Oregon, in central, eastern Africa. Kibale is a district in western Uganda.
The Home of the Holy Angels is the sole mission project of KUDU. Incorporated in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is based in Winter Park, FL. KUDU is governed by a board of directors, an advisory committee in Winter Park and a committee of the community leaders in Kibale, Uganda. It is KUDU’s objective to establish The Home of the Holy Angels as a nurturing and sustainable environment for the community and its youth, many of whom have been orphaned due to the national epidemic of AIDS/HIV. An estimated 1.6 million adults have died of AIDs, leaving 1,200,000 children orphaned by the epidemic. In the Kibale district alone, there may be as many as 20,000 impacted children.
This fundraising campaign is an effort to provide furnishings for our newly built Multi-Purpose building. This bulding serves as the student dining hall, the location for student family member meetings, graduation ceremonies, as well as a chapel for Mass. Students from all over the county report to take the National Exam Test that is conducted in the building. It also serves as a facility for educational seminars and retreats.