“We are no longer the way we were. Before Kids Club Kampala came we had nothing, now we have skills. I know I will never go hungry because I know how to make clothes. It has reduced stress in my life and I am so grateful. Now we are empowered and know how to start up a business on our own. We are no longer striving, life is not so hard anymore.”
Life for women in developing countries can be extremely challenging, not only are women faced with extreme poverty but they also have to fight through social and cultural barriers. Many women face immense difficulties just because of their gender, this means that women and girls are susceptible to poverty, abuse and isolation.
Whether you like fancy dress, cycling or trekking to the highest mountain in the UK we have something for you. Whatever challenge you decide to pick the team at Kids Club Kampala will support you every step of the way.
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.
What a year 2017 has been; there have been lots of great times and some difficult times too. We have once again been overwhelmed by the amount of support received, and want to thank everyone who has helped us to bring hope and love to vulnerable children in Kampala’s slums this year.
Our social workers work tirelessly to try to search for and find families for children and this year, just in time for Christmas 7 children will be going home to families for good. These children will be receiving their best Christmas present ever, their own family back together again.
1 in 3 children in Uganda have no food to eat during the whole school day and more than ¼ of children under 5 years old are affected by stunting due to malnutrition. In an increasingly interconnected world we are producing enough food to feed all the people on the planet, yet food inequality is rising.
A sneak peak at some of our exclusive Winter Ball Auction and Raffle prizes! If you aren't able to make it to the Winter Ball yourself, you can place your bids on our various lots or you can purchase raffle tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vanessa recently came from Germany to the UK to undertake an internship with Kids Club Kampala at our Head Office in Birmingham. She tells us about her interning experience in our latest blog post. If you are interested in undertaking an internship or doing work experience with us, then we would love to hear from you!
I have been working in Uganda for 10 years supporting children and families living in extreme poverty. Each time I think of the abuse, pain and suffering that the people there go though it breaks my heart. Life is so difficult for everyone but when I think of the young girls in particular it really cuts me to the core. The obstacles that girls have to overcome in their young lives simply for their characters and their life dreams to remain intact are overwhelming. It is with this in mind that I write today's blog.
Becky's* mum wanted her to get married when she was just a teenager to help provide for her family. Becky came to Kids Club Kampala to see if we could help and we have been able to support her to go to school and support her family too. Read her story here..
Last week a fantastic group of young people from Bow in East London took on a Slum Survivor challenge - sleeping outside in a makeshift slum to raise money for Kids Club Kampala! Tim, one of the young people, tell us about his experience here..
Our research volunteer Rachael has just come back from Uganda and has been investigating the results and impact that Kids Club Kampala's Education and Feeding project is having in three different slums.
Recently, I’ve been reading some of the lovely letters written by the children in Uganda, talking about what their life is like and how Kids Club Kampala impacts them. Some of the letters describe daily life and some of the things the children enjoy doing. However, they really begin to paint a descriptive picture of what life is really like for these children and how Kids Club Kampala really does bring hope and love to these vulnerable children…
75.2% of Ugandan children don't complete their first year of primary school because of poverty. Non-Formal Education programmes, such as our Encouraging Education project, are vital to ensure children don't fall through the net and miss out on an education