Pathways to Hope Africa (PTHA) efforts aim to improve the quality of life for residents in Uganda through the implementation of the Smart Village initiative. The Smart Village focuses on improving living conditions through education, health care, and agriculture development using existing resources. Resources include the land, children, social fabric, schools, health facilities, and the sub county/parish government models of development.


The Smart Village model uses education as a tool of rural transformation by improving the skills of the teachers and school outcomes. The Smart Village will:

• Equip teachers and aids with tools and technology for educating students.

• Create an institute for community innovation and entrepreneurship to provide vocational skills and hands-on training,  focusing on youth and specific trades.  This will help bridge the knowledge gap between rural and urban communities.

• Produce educational videos in rural communities using characters familiar to the children to introduce them to technology and teach them English, math, science. and agriculture.


The Smart Village will create a mobile command clinic in Lweza which will have a mobile clinic dispatch department.

PTHA will work with established healthcare centers to deliver services to the community and become the leader in mobile healthcare.

The Smart Village healthcare initiatives will include:

•  Assisting communities in accessing medical information, insurance, and health services, including providing education with information on communicable and chronic illnesses.

•  Developing a community-based health distribution network to provide non-clinical healthcare services to community members at their residences.

•  Creating a healthcare cooperative for community members.

•  Assisting the community in obtaining in healthcare commodities and medicines.

•  Partnering with the education and health leaders to provide children and adults with basic health education and to strengthen current health practices.

•  Providing first aid kits and instructing children and adults on their use.



The main income source for families in rural Uganda is crop sales. It is likely to remain so for a  long period. Therefore, it is imperative that agricultural practices are scaled in order to maintain a profits.  The Smart Village project will educate the community on  the importance of agriculture in the rural economy and expose them to modern agricultural practices.

To fulfill PTHA’s goals of accelerating agricultural development and attaining food security, the Smart Village program will:

•  Help community members obtain the knowledge, skills, expertise, tools, equipment, and infrastructure to engage in agricultural production.

•  Provide education on nutrition and the preparation of nutritious meals.

•  Train residents in the production, harvesting, processing, and marketing of their  agricultural commodity (e.g., maize, poultry).

•  Organize agricultural cooperatives to support community engagement; support cooperatives’ needs for equipment and crop storage.  Encourage participation as teams, provide start-up credits, and create food chains, food storage, and bulk sales.

•  Establish demonstration farms with crops and animals and encourage students to have similar farms at home.