Uganda Hands for Hope

  1. Our new class of 3-5 year olds who officially start Nursery school in February 2013.

    We have gained enough sponsors to fund a Reception Class, getting them in to start receiving their two meals a day early, to give them a safe place to play, dance and sing away from the dangers of the slum.

    As you can see they were VERY excited!

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  2. Hands for Hope's first ever Easter Egg Hunt!

    Thanks to our wonderful donors who donated mini eggs, creme eggs, milkybar minis, and chocolate eggs in pretty paper!

    The children (and staff) had never seen an Easter Egg before so it caused a bit of confusion in the beginning but as soon as the word 'chocolate' was mentioned a riot began :)

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  3. Hands for Hope targets the most vulnerable children from Namuwongo Slum, Uganda.
    This video will take you on a journey through the community and then onto our project to show the reason why we exist, and the great work our staff do with the support of our donors.

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Uganda Hands for Hope

Uganda Hands for Hope

Uganda Hands for Hope works with vulnerable children and families who live in temporary urban settlements, especially from Namuwongo slum. Namuwongo slum is the 2nd largest slum area in Kampala and is known to have at least 11,000 residents.

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Uganda Hands for Hope works with vulnerable children and families who live in temporary urban settlements, especially from Namuwongo slum. Namuwongo slum is the 2nd largest slum area in Kampala and is known to have at least 11,000 residents.

The slum itself is an extremely dangerous place for children. Alcoholism in men is rife and sexual exploitation and prostitution is common. Clean water is accessible, but the hygiene levels are extremely poor with untreated medical conditions an everyday problem. There is no effective sewerage system meaning that every time there are heavy rains sewage flows through the streets of the slum. HIV/AIDS is also a common place problem affecting many families.

Uganda Hands for Hope works in the community, targeting the most vulnerable children and families of Namuwongo. Each year we identify 26 of the most vulnerable children (aged 3-5) and place them in our nursery school. Our programme is funded by individual sponsors who pay a monthly donation of £20 per child. We provide the children with a uniform, mosquito net to take home, shoes and a change of clothes if necessary, books, and pens. At school we provide 2 essential meals a day: porridge for breakfast, and beans, posho, and occasionally meat for lunch. The nursery not only provides 4 years of education for these exceptionally vulnerable children; it provides a safe place where they can spend their days, away from the dangers of the slum.

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