It was great to have a visit from Graeme Wheeler, who is the uncle of Martin Hayter, our Uganda-based volunteer who heads up our building projects and our Income Generating Activities (IGA) programme.

Graeme travelled from the UK and spent time visiting the school and its local community… seeing first-hand how our services have such a huge impact on the poorest and most vulnerable slum families.

He said: "I've just come to the end of a ten day visit to my nephew Martin at Child of Hope in Mbale. It's a thrilling place to be in as it provides an education for nearly 500 children who wouldn't have received any schooling otherwise. Equally fascinating was going out into the locality and villages to meet the families who benefit from the IGA scheme. A big thank you to all the committed staff who generously gave me their time."