What an amazing year 2014 has been for Kids Club Kampala. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support received from donors, fundraisers and volunteers this year. Without the generosity of all of our supporters the vital work of Kids Club Kampala over the past year would not have been possible.
We have continued to increase our impact on the ground in Uganda. Particular highlights for us personally this year have included the expansion of our Encouraging Education project to another slum community, allowing a further 100 disadvantaged children the opportunity to learn; and the growth of our School Sponsorship programme which now supports 69 children. Another exciting achievement this year has been the recording of the Kids Club Kampala Children’s Choir and the release of their first album, ‘My Heart’.
Perhaps our greatest achievement however, has been the growth and expansion of the Ewafe Project for abandoned children. We have raised a staggering £40,000 solely for this project in 2014, which has exceeded all of our expectations. The building is not only completed, but it also has solar electricity and most importantly 10 abandoned children now have a place to call home.
We have seen lots of fantastic fundraising taking place this year – people have walked, ran, swam and cycled all to raise money to support the vulnerable children we are working with in Kampala. In May we held our largest fundraiser to date – approximately 400 people attended our Ewafe project fundraising gig in London, raising almost £12,000! We have also been able to provide thousands of children with much needed clothes, shoes and toys this year, thanks to generous donors.
Thank you everyone who has volunteered, fundraised, organised an event, sold crafts, sponsored a child, donated, raised awareness and prayed for us over the last year. We are so grateful to everyone who has given up time, resources, energy or money to help us make a difference and bring hope and love to vulnerable children in Uganda.
We thank God for His provision and for all that we have achieved in 2014. Th e year has been incredibly rewarding, and for us the most uplifting thing is to see lives changed for the better. We look forward to 2015 with expectancy, and it is exciting to think of what lies ahead for the organisation. Please continue to support us and pray with us for the upcoming year and for all the children and communities that we work with.
Best Wishes for the New Year,
Corrie Fraser and Olivia Barker
Kids Club Kampala