One of our Sponsor Children Beth tells us how School Sponsorship has helped her:
“Before I came to Kids Club Kampala I was a maid. Without Kids Club Kampala I would not be going to school. Kids Club Kampala helps me with my school fees and other school requirements like books, school shoes, school bag and uniform. It really encourages me because they always visit me at school and even provide me things I need such as clothes and food. Thank you Kids Club Kampala for the love and support you show me as a girl and may God bless you.”
Samuel was sadly abandoned in one of the most dangerous slums in Kampala. He is now part of The Ewafe Project. He says:
“Kids Club Kampala has helped me. They found me when I was abandoned and I was suffering. I felt unloved and uncared for. I am now happy because I have a family. Now I go to school. Kids Club Kampala has helped me with my education, clothing and everything I need.”
Hannah attends our Encouraging Education project every day in her community. She says:
“I attend Kids Club Kampala’s Education project every day in my community. I really like going because it has boosted up my brain. I have always hoped to go to school and now I am learning a lot. My teachers have helped me with learning how to read and write and many other things. Thank you Kids Club Kampala for supporting children like me who do not go to school.”
Steven regularly attends our Feeding project in his community, which is part of our Supporting Basic Needs programme. He says:
“In my family we only eat one meal a day because my parents cannot afford two meals, therefore when I heard that Kids Club Kampala provides an evening meal in my community I had to take this opportunity. I really enjoy eating it because it is delicious and gives me the strength I need. It has had a great impact on my life as I no longer go to sleep hungry and my health has improved.”
Amber is a member of a women’s group. She explains how this project has helped her:
“We as a women’s group make different crafts, and the sales of these crafts have helped us to care for our children at home. Now we can afford school fees and medical costs for our children. Kids Club Kampala has increased our knowledge and has increased our incomes. We thank KCK for supporting us in so many different ways and now we are also able to save as a Women’s Group for the future.”
One of our footballers Matthew tells us how being part of KCK’s Football Project has helped and encouraged him:
“Kids Club Kampala has helped me to get new friends, this is because KCK welcomes so many young children who come to play football and other games. KCK has helped me to improve my skills and I like football so much. It has also taught me how to be a well-disciplined boy since they also talk to us about how to behave and work well as a team.”
Miriam, Jenny and Ben
Miriam (10), and her siblings Jenny (9) and Ben (7) found themselves with nowhere to live when their mother was suffering from mental health problems and was admitted to hospital. They had no one to turn to. Both Jenny and Ben also suffer from sickle cell anaemia and were becoming very unwell without treatment. Our Ewafe Project gave them a safe place to live and took care of their medical and practical needs. Over the next weeks, they received counselling and support at our Ewafe Project Transitional Home. Our social workers worked with the family, including their Aunt to make a plan for the children to return home. Their mother is now out of hospital and with the additional help from their Aunt who now lives with them and regular support from our social workers they were able to return home. Another family back together.
David was 5 years old when he and his mother ended up living on the streets because of poverty. His mother was suffering from a severe mental health issue and her family did not know where she and David were. When David’s mother was admitted to hospital there was nowhere for David to go and no family to contact. The hospital contacted Kids Club Kampala’s Ewafe Project and we took David in to our Ewafe Project Transitional Home. Over the next few weeks, with the help of authorities, our social workers amazingly managed to track down David’s uncle who lived in Kampala with his wife and children. David’s uncle and his wife were so delighted to have found him and so glad that he and his mother were safe. With his mother still very unwell in hospital, our social workers were able to reunite David with his uncle who runs his own business and has been able to take great care of David and enrol him in school.
Pauline was 5 years old when she was found on the streets by a passer by who took her to the police. The police could not find her family and with nowhere for her to stay they called Kids Club Kampala’s Ewafe Project. We took her in to our Ewafe Project Transitional Home and gave her a safe place to stay, new clothes, a warm bed and food. Pauline was scared and shy but our counsellors and social workers managed to help her to explain what had happened. After a little while, Pauline remembered the name of a nursery school she had attended. Our social workers wasted no time and went to find this nursery school. The nursery teacher did indeed know Pauline and led our social workers to where she had once lived, hoping to find her mother there. Sadly the neighbour informed us that she had moved to a new home but she did have her phone number. It turned out that Pauline and her mother had been in a busy market place in Kampala’s city centre when Pauline had got separated from her in the crowd. She had spent the whole night searching the city for her. She had been to 5 different police stations but had not been able to locate her daughter. Unfortunately the stations do not have a computer system that shares information with other stations and the passer by had brought Pauline to a different station in the city. Within a few weeks of Pauline’s disappearance we were able to reunite her with her mother. Many tears of joy were shed and another family was happily back together.