Help us to Change a Child’s Story Through the Gift of Education !

This month we’re shining the spotlight on our amazing child sponsors, thanks to their generosity Kids Club Kampala is supporting over 160 children through our School Sponsorship Programme to attend school in Uganda. That’s over 160 children who had no way of receiving an education, now have a bright future thanks to the generosity of our child sponsors.

Why I Support 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.

7 Lessons!

Jess is one of our volunteer Fundraising Ambassadors based in the North East of Scotland. Earlier this year Jess took on her first big fundraising event and did an amazing job. Many may feel daunted by organising a big event but it can so rewarding to see all your efforts come together to bring people a great night whilst making such a difference to children in the slums of Uganda. Read her blog to see what she learned as she took on this challenge.

Corrie: An honest account of what I have learned in 10 years!

When a decade of doing any one thing begins to approach, I guess it’s a good time to look back and reflect. Not only to reflect on what has been done, what has been accomplished but also on what you have learned. So here goes, a non-exhaustive list of a few things I have learned in these 10 years.(1) People Surprise You (2) Listening is more important than anything (3) Money doesn’t solve things (4) Good intentions are not all you need. (5) This thing is bigger than me.

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.