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Hope Speaks

Hope Speaks

Glen Ellyn, IL

Bringing hope and raising voices for children with disabilities through speech-language therapy, advocacy, and education.

About This Field Partner


1 in 7 children in Uganda are living with a disability. Many of them have never received the therapy services that they desperately need to live full, meaningful, and happy lives. We’re on a mission to change that!

Children with disabilities in Uganda are often hidden away from society, abused, and sometimes even killed. Across Africa, as is the case in many developing countries, there is a significant lack of information and education about disabilities. 

Our work focuses on providing speech therapy; advocating; educating; and training parents, organizations, and up-and-coming speech therapists working with children with communication challenges. Through these trainings, we equip Ugandans with the knowledge and skills they need to encourage speech and language development for their children.

Our Desire is to see families and communities empowered to defend the rights of children with disabilities.


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    Hope Speaks's Fundraiser Addison Wade

    by Addison Wade 800 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hi friends! I am Addison Wade and I am a graduate student at West Texas A&M University working on my masters in speech-language pathology. I ha...

    $1,100 One-time Donations
    • $4,800 One-time Goal
    • $3,700 Still Needed
  • 2735 Days to go
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    Hope Speaks Monthly Reccuring Donation

    by Hope Speaks 10K Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    1 in 7 children in Uganda are living with a disability. Many of them have never received the therapy services that they desperately need to live fu...

  • 389 Days to go
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    Hope Speaks's Fundraiser -Taylor Searcy

    by Taylor Searcy 800 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    My name is Taylor Searcy and I am a graduate student at West Texas A&M University studying Communication Disorders. Missionary work has alway...

    $0 One-time Donations
    • $4,800 One-time Goal
    • $4,800 Still Needed
  • 57 Days to go
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    Hope Speaks's Fundraiser Erika Liechty

    by Erika Liechty 500 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    I'm going to Uganda with Hope Speaks!My name is Erika Liechty, and I am a speech language pathologist who has been practicing for almost 4 years ...

    $48,674 One-time Donations
    • $32,600 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • 25 Days to go
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    Hope Speaks's Fundraiser-Cat Pinas

    by Catherine Pinas 350 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    After much prayer and consideration, I feel God is calling me to return to Uganda with Hope Speaks for my clinical fellowship--a 9 month placement ...

    $7,327 One-time Donations
  • Abby Julian's Hope Speaks's Fundraiser

    by Abigail Julian 200 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hi everyone! I will be going to Kampala, Uganda with an amazing non-profit called Hope Speaks this May.Hope Speaks is a wonderful ministry to help ...

    $4,140 One-time Donations
    • $4,000 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • Hope Speaks Fundraiser - McKenzie Ward

    by McKenzie Ward 200 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hi everyone!I am so excited to share with you that I will be traveling to Kampala, Uganda this summer! I will be working with a non-profit organiza...

    $4,050 One-time Donations
    • $3,500 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • Hope Speaks Fundraiser-Hannah Daniel

    by Hannah Daniel 200 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hope Speaks is a wonderful ministry to help children with disabilities in Kampala, Uganda. 1 in 7 children are living with a disability. Their main...

    $4,850 One-time Donations
    • $4,300 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • Hope Speaks-Amelia Skelton is going to Uganda!

    by Amelia Skelton 200 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hi guys!!! I am so excited because this summer I will be spending three weeks serving with Hope Speaks in Uganda. This is something near and dear t...

    $4,050 One-time Donations
    • $4,050 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • Hope Speaks Fundraiser-Kate Nolan Uganda

    by Kaitlyn Nolan 1M Lives Impacted

    As I have worked with children from various cultures and socioeconomic statuses, I have felt compelled to learn more. God has stirred in my heart t...

    $4,000 One-time Donations
    • $3,500 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • Hope Speaks's Fundraiser- Vanessa Smith

    by Vanessa Smith 200 Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    Hope Speaks is a wonderful ministry to help children with disabilities in Kampala, Uganda. 1 in 7 children are living with a disability. Their main...

    $3,500 One-time Donations
    • $3,500 One-time Goal
    • $0 Still Needed
  • 2735 Days to go
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    Hope Speaks one time donation

    by Hope Speaks 10K Lives Impacted Kampala, Central Region, Uganda

    1 in 7 children in Uganda are living with a disability. Many of them have never received the therapy services that they desperately need to live fu...

Backers View all

  • Kristi Dykstra
  • Sara Jewett
  • Kurt & Susan Wassink
  • Jayne Kinoshita
  • Sarah Kasper
  • Gwen Bolhuis
  • Rebekah Young
  • Andrea Hecksel
  • Kate Austin

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Glen Ellyn, IL

Bringing hope and raising voices for children with disabilities through speech-language therapy, advocacy, and education.

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