Oct 9, 2015, 11:19 AM
Family break-up is often the start of terrible disasters for young children that often ends up with them living on the streets, subject to all kinds of dangers. It’s great when we can help kids that are so vulnerable, like Mark.
Oct 5, 2015, 4:32 PM
The social impact of what we do in the Namatala slum is quick-hitting… one of the first benefits for a child starting at our school is to receive a pair of new shoes – probably the first pair of shoes he’s ever had.
Sep 28, 2015, 4:15 PM
Our at-risk pupils – 19 boys and 10 girls – live in two small adjacent properties that we rent to be their home. To be honest, with no windows, it’s not much better than a lock up garage. There is barely room to move around or store any of their things, which are minimal. One of our greatest needs is for a new home for all the children to be able to have more space and better living conditions… and we are exploring how we can build something suitable.
Sep 22, 2015, 4:22 PM
Since Rebecca set up a business with our help – selling soap, sugar, cooking oil and pancakes she makes herself – in less than a year she has been able to afford to send two of her other children to local schools and to move her family to a two-bedroom home instead of the previous one small room. That's her business stall in the background by the side of the road.
Sep 4, 2015, 12:54 PM
Here’s the latest view of our school in Namatala slum – it’s had a final lick of paint and flooring to finish it in time for an official opening… hopefully any day soon!
Aug 24, 2015, 5:50 PM
Could you fundraise or get involved with Child of Hope on Saturday September 5 – the United Nations’ International Day of Charity?
Aug 20, 2015, 1:19 PM
Lucy Swift and Vickie Price from St Mary Redcliffe Primary School in Bristol have returned from their third period of volunteering at our Ugandan school. Lucy is deputy headteacher and Vickie a teacher, and they have helped us improve the quality of CoH education enormously over the last few years. Here’s what they said:
Jul 31, 2015, 12:37 PM
Child of Hope sets up mums of children at its school with business training, advice and a start-up grant to help lift slum families out of terrible poverty... lots of opportunities for western companies to get involved.
Jul 28, 2015, 6:01 PM
We’re very proud of Patrick, who we think is a real success story. A boy with physical and learning difficulties, constantly dribbling at the mouth and nose running, hardly able to hold a crayon. But now...
Jul 23, 2015, 4:33 PM
We thought you’d like to see products made by some of our pupils’ mums – now for sale online in the USA!