'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.

New Horizons for Carpentry Graduates!

We recently caught up with three of our most recent Carpentry Project graduates to find out how the course has impacted their lives.The Kids Club Kampala Carpentry project began in 2015 in Katanga slum. Since then the course has trained two intakes of students and a third cohort are currently in training. The students are taught every day for the year long programme by a skilled carpenter.