Martha Hoffman & Chris Ochaloi of Call to Care Uganda Present Water Scarcity: A Global Perspective

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council


 Martha Hoffman and Chris Ochaloi


Martha Hoffman & Chris Ochaloi of Call to Care Uganda Present Water Scarcity: A Global Perspective

We hope you can join us for the third meeting of the season:
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentation
Where: Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
The Topic: Water Scarcity: A Global Perspective
Presenter: Martha Hoffman, President of the Madison-based non-profit Call to Care Uganda, and Chris Ochaloi, Call To Care Uganda’s Ugandan Chairman

Dinner: Following the presentation, join Martha and Chris, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at Old Lyme Country Club. $35/person.
A reservation is required by Friday, November 10 to attend the dinner; please 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, she’s excited to visit us along with Chris Ochaloi, CTCU’s Ugandan Chairman.  Chris has been instrumental in implementation of the many community development projects, and Martha refers to him as “her arms, legs, eyes and ears…on the ground in Uganda.”  Chris 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.

Martha and Chris 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 discus noted transformation this work has realized to date.



Coming up

December 5, 2017 we will welcome Chris Bradford of the African Leadership Academy, South Africa. He will present on Africa Rising: Youth Changing the Narrative, 6pm at at Crozier Hall, Connecticut College.



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SECWAC is a membership organization. A guest of a member may attend once as a complimentary guest. Thereafter a previous guest can attend for $20 per session, or may sign up for full membership.

Full Membership for next season (September 2017 – June 2018) is $75/person.
$25/person for Young Professionals under 35.
FREE for students.

Guest attendance cost of $20 can be applied to membership fees.

Learn more and download the application here.

Reporters are welcome to attend as guests of the SECWAC Board.  Interested reporters should contact Paul Nugent at or 860-388-9241.