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OUR PROGRAMS

 

We need a new model for humanitarian aid. A sustainable model that empowers people directly impacted by crisis with dignity and hope, applying their skills to rebuild lives using modern technology and cross cultural collaboration. In this way, we can break the cycle of disaster and dependency in the world by addressing root causes and creating new paradigm solutions.

 

Take a look at all of the work we are doing worldwide.  From Uganda to Serbia to Arizona, we are making a difference in the lives of displaced people. 

Browse Programs By Country

 
 

BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, UGANDA

The FIRST SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY IN A REFUGEE CAMP

 
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY - Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp, Uganda

Bidi Bidi, in Uganda, is one of the newest and largest refugee camps in the world.  Over 300,000 people live here, mainly South Sudanese refugees fleeing war and famine, 80% are women and children. 2 million refugees live in Uganda.

We are building the first ever sustainable village inside a refugee camp to address the inability of aid to provide basic necessities for residents. We hope this will be a new model for looking at camps as new cities and constructing them responsibly in the future.

IMPACT

  • Eliminating dependence on outside aid

  • Creating a resource hub for collaborative innovation and community solutions

  • Vocational and entrepreneurial training center - creation of a new economy

  • Innovative and trauma informed education space

  • Food security through sustainable agriculture and permaculture

  • Rethinking the way that refugee camps are built - eco-friendly and inspirational architecture design

  • Providing emergency aid: food, clothing, baby supplies

 

Refugee Resource Center

Bidi Bidi, Uganda

 

Arizona, USA 

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY IN THE HOPI NATION

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY - Hopi Nation, Arizona

At one time, this land was populated by communities that knew how to care for the land - to honor its resources and live in balance with all living things. These people still live among us, though marginalized and systemically forced into poverty and lacking resources. Native nations protect around 80% of the world's biodiversity.

One Light Global is partnering with the Hopi Nation in Arizona to return to a sustainable way of life by integrating indigenous cultural wisdom and tradition with modern technology. Together, we will co-create a prototype model for how humans can live a harmonious regenerative lifestyle.

Our first building will be a sustainable elementary school and elderly center - bringing together the generations to preserve the Hopi language and cultural arts. Integrating original building styles with sustainable technology, this building will be the first step in a dream to reunite the community, repair the land, and provide a new forward path for Hopi youth that honors traditional values while equipping them with modern resources to thrive.

IMPACT

  • Preserving a peaceful, regenerative community model, furthering the transmission of traditional wisdom and creating a prototype model for other communities

  • Eliminating dependence on outside aid, environmentally harmful resources, and value-conflicted solutions

  • Food security & land regeneration through sustainable permaculture, reciprocal relationship with animals and stewardship

  • Intergenerational reconnection, providing youth with ongoing opportunities to learn and preserve their language, wisdom and traditions and share those with the world.

  • An all-Hopi language speaking elementary school and Elder center

  • The creation of an innovative space to address intergenerational trauma through natural wellness-informed healing and education

 
 
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

Arizona, USA

 
 

Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Uganda, USA, Turkey, Serbia

EMERGENCY RELIEF

 
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EMERGENCY RELIEF
Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Uganda, USA, Turkey, Serbia

One Light Global provides food, water, blankets, clothes, shelter, baby and basic medical supplies, and emotional support to those impacted by crisis in the USA and abroad.

 

IMPACT

  • Hurricane relief

  • Disaster relief

  • Arrival assistance

  • Displacement assistance

  • Emergency food, medical, shelter, baby supplies

  • Emotional support

  • Relocation assistance

REFUGEE AID

ISTANBUL, TURKEY

EMERGENCY RELIEF

SERBIA

Hurricane Relief

PUERTO RICO

RESCUE AID

GREECE

 
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emergency relief

ecuador

sustainable community

bidi bidi, uganda

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sustainable community

USA

 
 

TURKEY, Mainland USA

EMPOWERMENT

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EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS - Turkey and Mainland USA

One Light Global collaborates with resettled refugees to create lasting infrastructure projects to improve lives long after emergency relief is distributed. Education, social enterprise, trauma healing and integration workshops are the very foundation of long term success.

 

IMPACT

  • Tuition assistance

  • Funding schools

  • Social enterprise support

  • Trauma healing

  • Integration workshops

  • Job placement

  • Basic supplies for refugee households new to USA

  • Guidance and emotional support

 

Empowerment

BIDI BIDI, UGANDA

Integration, Support, Job Placement, Empowerment

Mainland USA

Education, Integration, Healing, Empowerment

Istanbul, Turkey