The genesis of Think Humanity began in 2006, when Aimee Heckel traveled to Uganda as a Boulder Daily Camera journalist on assignment.
She visited the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp in the most rural region of western Uganda near the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This trip brought light to the devastating conditions refugees were facing. Lack of education, underdevelopment, rampant malaria, and other diseases were leaving the refugees in a state of hopelessness.
Soon others heard her story and Think Humanity became a registered nonprofit organization in December 2007.
Think Humanity began raising donations for mosquito nets and sent several students outside of the refugee camp to provide them with a quality education.
Think Humanity expanded their services to another camp and an internally displaced persons’ camp (IDP). Later we began to assist the local population of Uganda, because while refugees are often badly off, the local population faces many of the same struggles.
Think Humanity grew from a small organization supplying mosquito nets to one that also provides healthcare, water wells, education and socio-economic development projects.
In 2022, the organization opened the Think Humanity Secondary School in Buhanika with 55 girl students.
At Think Humanity, instead of having an expatriate staff who may not fully understand the local context and way of operating, we engage our local African leaders. We believe in empowering them to make the changes necessary in their communities.
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