A Development Project from Scratch – The Uganda WC Project

The ‘Uganda WC Project’ was born in September 2017, with the help of my fantastic new fundraising team. Our hugely successful ‘U’GAN JAM’ club nights enabled us to raise over £1,300 and were such fun to be a part of. They taught us how to be exceptionally organised, creative and adaptable. Our graphic poster designs, professional photographer and DJs all contributed to making these events so successful.

UK Aid funds Kids Club Kampala's Education For All Project .

Kids Club Kampala is excited to announce it has received grant funding from UK Aid Direct, to run a two-year project to increase access to quality non formal education for the most vulnerable out of school children in Uganda. UK Aid Direct, the Department for International Development The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is DFID’s centrally managed fund for small UK based not-for-profit organisations and it provides grants to organisations that work in priority countries to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty and towards achieving the Global Goals.

It's 2019! A quick review of the best bits of 2018 at Kids Club Kampala.

With 2019 now in full swing, we thought we would take a little time to look back on some of our projects and how they got on in 2018. Our work falls into 4 main areas: Access to Education, Keeping Children Safe, Meeting Basic Needs and Transforming Communities. In this blog we will review some of the highlights from each of these areas from last year.

Hope Restored : Skills To Empower and Transform.

Lola* graduated from the sewing course a few days after this interview. It was great to see her excitement about her future. Lola* was one of the youngest graduates and she attended the graduation wearing a very stylish dress that she had made using the skills that she had learnt during this course. It was wonderful to see all the women beaming with pride because of their achievements.

Spotlight on the Encouraging Education Project - We Need Your Support

We are passionate about ensuring that every child is educated and that’s why the Encouraging Education project is so important as it gives children who cannot afford to go to school the opportunity to be educated. Together, we can empower the most vulnerable young people in Uganda to build a successful future for themselves through a quality education, even if formal schooling is not an option for them.

'I would have become a thug.' ~ Josh's* Story of Transformation through Sponsorship.

‘When I became sponsored I started studying hard. I know that if I had remained in the slum every day I would have become a thug, like those guys who steal women’s bags. Being around the slum everyday is not good for a child.’ 7 years ago Josh* was 10 years old and spending his days hanging around the slum without attending school. Now he’s 17 and has been sponsored to go to school through Kids Club Kampala’s School Sponsorship Programme. Read what he has to say in this latest blog.

Interning with Kids Club Kampala Summer - Yuan Wang

The most heart-warming task I did was scanning thanks letters from sponsored children and sending them to their sponsors across the world. When I read all the thankful words and colorful pictures drew by the children, I saw how meaningful the Kids Club Kampala project is and the positive difference the sponsors make to vulnerable children in Uganda. Reading the letters really inspired me to get more involved in helping vulnerable children to get an education as children truly value the opportunity to learn.

Help Us To Keep Families Together Because Family Matters.

Over 80% of the children living in orphanages in Uganda have at least one living parent or family member, who are willing to raise them. Some children are being raised away from their families because of poverty not because they are unloved or abandoned. By becoming a family champion you will be  helping to bridge the gap between parents and their children, we do not believe that poverty should be the reason why a child should be taken away from their family.

Fighting for families! #Dayoffamilies

The 15th May is International Day of Families. We are big advocates for the family and we believe that children grow best in family units. Each family is different and may not look the same as the next. Whether a child grows up in a single parent home, a nuclear family or with extended family members or next of kin it is so important for children to grow up in a system and context where they feel they belong. Often when you hear of vulnerable children living in poverty in Africa, their families are left out of the story. This creates a dangerously simplistic view of caring for vulnerable children and often removes the emphasis of supporting families as a whole. Children are part of a wider context of family and community.

Myths About Donating To Charity and Why People Chose To Give to Kids Club Kampala.

At Kids Club Kampala we welcome any monthly donation because we know that every penny makes a difference. In addition to this if you do choose to become a regular giver and you’re a UK taxpayer, you can boost your donation through Gift Aid, which is an income tax relief created to help charities get the most out of the funds they receive. The scheme adds 25p to each £1 you give at no extra cost to you, so every pound goes a long way.