International HALO Ambassador to Uganda
Mary Pryse became HALO’s Ambassador to Uganda in June 2012. She has committed to serving 2 years in Kampala, Uganda in order to continue HALO’s mission. While in Uganda, Mary will oversee all HALO-supported homes in the area, visit each home regularly, and monitor the budgets and programs for each home. Mary will continue implementing HALO’s mission in art therapy and ensure that all HALO-supported children are given their basic needs as well as the opportunity to go to school and receive vocational training.
Click here to read Mary’s blog.
Donate to Mary’s Mission
To donate to Mary Pryse’s mission, click here and enter “Mary Pryse” in the box labeled “in tribute to,” or mail a check to the HALO Headquarters and write “Mary Pryse” in the memo.
In Mary’s Words:
“As a recent graduate of Indiana University, I have decided to pursue my passions and spend two years working and living in Kampala, Uganda. The position of International Ambassador to Uganda directly aligns with the short term vision I have for my future. Studying International Studies, human rights in Africa, and Political Science prepared me academically for this position. When I studied abroad in Accra, Ghana, I knew I wanted to spend some time working in a developing country in Africa after college. During my job search post college, it was difficult to find organizations whose mission, vision, and development modeled what I believed in and could work with. Then I stumbled upon HALO and knew this was an organization I could work well with.
I am excited to take on the challenges and struggles that will be presented to me during my time in Uganda. I know at times life in Uganda may be frustrating, but I also know that in the end that everything I do here will have made a positive impact. I strongly believe if I can have a positive influence on one child then all my efforts will be worth the frustrations.
I hope to gain from this experience a better understanding of how development works in a grassroots sense, the real needs of developing countries, and what can be done to make the futures of children in Uganda and around the world more promising. I think I can help the children in HALO’s programs grow, and they can also help me grow. Together, we will take small steps toward making the world a better place.”