ChildHope UK - children's charity

Supporting 2,535 Ugandan children into education.

Children in remote fishing communities in Uganda endure a difficult childhood and face uncertain futures due to endemic poverty and limited opportunities. This project will enable them to complete their education, be healthy, and protected from abuse so they can build a better future.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 September 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 August 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (328434)

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • I earn just 2,000 Shillings (50p) a day. Often we go to sleep hungry. I would like to be a doctor if I could go back to school instead of working

    — David, aged 12

  • I earn just 2,000 Shillings (50p) a day. Often we go to sleep hungry. I would like to be a doctor if I could go back to school instead of working

    — David, aged 12

Situation

Instead of going to school many children living on two remote islands in Uganda are forced to work, untying nets and drying fish to earn much needed income to support their families. Less than 50% of children even finish primary school. The health needs of the islanders are underserved with only 3 health centres for a population of 80,000 and there are terrifyingly high rate of HIV resulting in many children losing their parents to AIDS or becoming infected themselves.

Solution

Working with our local partner, URHB, this project will support more children to go to school by raising awareness of the importance of education, training teachers, and encouraging out-of-school children to return. An innovative mobile boat clinic will help the communities enjoy better health and access screening, treatment, education and advice. The project will also work with the whole community to create lasting change and an environment where children are safe and supported to thrive.