December 11, 2018

SECWAC Presents, ‘Water Scarcity: A Global Perspective,’ This Evening

Martha Hoffman will speak on Tuesday at SECWAC’s next meeting about water scarcity.

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) presents Martha Hoffman and Chris Ochaloi of Call to Care Uganda speaking on the topic, Water Scarcity: A Global Perspective, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. for a reception and 6 p.m. for the presentation at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium

Chris Ochaloi

Hoffman is President of the Madison-based non-profit Call to Care Uganda, and Chris Ochaloi is Call To Care Uganda’s Ugandan Chairman

Following the presentation, join Hoffman and Ochaloi, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at Old Lyme Country Club. The price is $35 per person. A reservation is required to attend the dinner; call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance). Checks payable to SECWAC (or credit card payment) are accepted before the meeting by Courtney Assad.

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Martha Hoffman founded Call to Care Uganda in 2007 to help vulnerable children through health and education initiatives, starting with efforts to ensure that rural villages could access clean, safe drinking water.  So far, the organization has helped over 44 Ugandan villages, bringing potable water to thousands of people who would otherwise not have a safe supply of such a basic necessity of life.

In addition, Call To Care Uganda has helped bring better healthcare through provision of mosquito nets and a malaria prevention interactive teaching-tool developed by Martha, coordinated sponsorship programs with schools both locally and overseas, investment in schools and education (including a school-building project in the unreached area of Kaberamaido, Uganda), and outfitting hospitals, clinics and sick bays.

As Call To Care Uganda celebrates its 10th anniversary, Hoffman is excited to visit along with Ochaloi, CTCU’s Ugandan Chairman.  He has been instrumental in the implementation of many community development projects, and Hoffman refers to him as “her arms, legs, eyes and ears…on the ground in Uganda.”  Ochaloi was born and raised in the District of Kaberamaido, and has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration – Non-governmental Organization Management, and Bachelor of Divinity Degree – Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

Hoffman and Ochaloi will present their specific field work, dealing with the water crisis –  the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015, and discuss the noted transformation this work has realized to date.


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