In 2011, Pilgrim Africa received a 350 acre land grant from the government of Uganda for Teso University. The University will open doors to its first students in the two departments of Education and Sustainable Rural Technologies in the fall of 2013.
Currently, work is commencing on Phase 1 of the construction of the campus. For naming opportunities, please see the Campaign for Teso University.
Since 2006, Pilgrim Africa has operated a boarding secondary school, with approximately 500 girls and boys, most of whom have suffered abduction at the hands of the LRA or other traumatic effects of war. Beacon of Hope provides comprehensively for the childrens' education, trauma treatment, medical needs, room and board, and provides a nurturing place in which they can heal and learn. Please see a short video of our students.
Pilgrim Africa staff have worked with over 1500 farmers in the region over the past decade on a variety of agricultural training programs. The current focus of this program is creating value chains around cooperative use of multi-function platforms (MFPs) for post-harvest processing.