What a great year 2015 has been for Kids Club Kampala and thank you for being a part of it!
We have once again been overwhelmed by the amount of support received this year, and we have been so blessed by the amount of people who have fundraised, donated, sold crafts, sponsored a child, volunteered with us or given up their time in some way to help support the work of Kids Club Kampala. We could not have achieved all that we have this year without dedicated supporters such as yourselves, and thanks to you we have been able to continue to support thousands of children in the urban slums and surrounding areas through our many projects.
Particular highlights for us this year have been the growth and expansion of our Ewafe project for abandoned children, the opening of a brand new Kids Club centre in Kanyanya community, Kampala, and the expansion of our teens project to also work with vulnerable boys. In April, our Uganda Director Samuel Wambayo came to the UK for the first time and together we undertook our first ever KCK Director’s fundraising tour of the UK. We received such a warm welcome everywhere we went, we were so happy to visit old friends and make new ones, and at each church, school, community and small group that we visited, we were overwhelmed by the encouragement and support received. Sam finished his tour of the UK by helping to celebrate Olivia’s wedding to Huw White in May which was a great celebration!
One of our biggest achievements this year has been the successful establishment of a vocational training carpentry workshop for men and teenage boys in one of Kampala’s biggest slums. This is our first ever programme targeted specifically at men, and we set this project up in response to men from the community asking us to do something to help them be able to help themselves. We are so pleased to be able to say that since its launch in June, over 30 men have signed up to this project, with 17 coming every week for training. The men now have vocational skills, and have begun producing products which they have been able to sell and gain a sustainable source of income for themselves. This is what we are all about at Kids Club Kampala – listening to the needs of the communities that we work in and supporting people to see their ideas come to pass and achieve their dreams.
We look forward to 2016 and all that it has in store for Kids Club Kampala. We thank God for his provision in 2015 and for all the lives that have been impacted through our work. Please continue to pray for us as we work hard to bring hope and love to vulnerable children and to transform poor communities in Uganda. Thank you again for all your support for Kids Club Kampala
With very Best Wishes for the coming year,
Corrie Fraser and Olivia Barker White
Kids Club Kampala