14 06, 2019

YOPDIDA, caring for vulnerable children like Ivan

2019-06-06T12:46:40+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Donations, Support|

We first met Ivan in 2013 when we visited YOPDIDA, (Youth and Persons with Disability Integrated Development Association) in Uganda. Ivan had been left in the bush feeding on small fish for 2 months. He cannot read or hear, so was brought to YOPDIDA, and was being cared for by Sheikh Idris Kabali and [...]

7 06, 2019

Saving the planet one container at a time

2019-06-06T12:41:45+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Donations, Food|

Experimental Garden This is the Reach the Children Kenya experimental garden next to its maize production mill facility. Justus Suchi has a passion for improving the variety of locally grown food to provide better nourishment to children and families in the community. His irrepressible desire to better the lives of impoverished rural children has [...]

21 05, 2019

Malaria devastates lives for life

2019-05-21T14:31:34+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Donations, Support|

Karen is 2 years and 11 months old, and she is deaf.  A year ago she was able to speak and hear, and then she contracted cerebral malaria. Now she cannot hear even when you are behind her and clap or shout.  Karen was taken to hospital for treatment; an ENT specialist said she [...]

6 04, 2019

A YOUNG GIRL’S LOT IN LIFE

2019-04-06T19:14:30+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Donations, Schooling, Support, Water Collection|

Earlier today this young girl would have queued to get the water for the family, and helped feed her baby sister who nestles on her back. There is precious little time for her to play or get an education. Her lot in life is sealed fetching water, tending siblings and many other chores and [...]

28 02, 2019

Ready to run the Selsdon Half Marathon?

2019-02-28T09:53:45+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Donations, Fundraising, Support|

Looking for a great warmup for the London Marathon? Look no further than the Selsdon Half Marathon, which is being run on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Not quite ready to run the half marathon distance yet?  Put a team of three runners together – each would run a 4.36 mile leg; the Relay Trophy [...]

13 02, 2019

Threadbare grandkids get new clothes – Grandma is sewing!

2019-02-13T10:14:50+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Donations, Fundraising, Volunteers|

How far can you make a £50 ($64) donation to Reach the Children go? Trustee Kate Gibson and Uganda In Country Manager, Ronnie Kyambadde, made it all the way to the market in Kampala to stock up with material, threads, needles, zips and buttons.   Another generous donor has already bought a sewing machine for [...]

2 11, 2018

Share the day and give it away

2018-11-02T16:05:14+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Donations, Fundraising, Support|

We are inviting friends and supporters to forego a birthday present and buy desperately needed equipment for vocational training at YOPDIDA, a school for disabled children in Kayunga, Uganda.  Reach the Children Trustee Tony Jordan has led out by example, deciding that on his birthday he would be the one to give it away. [...]

21 08, 2018

Let’s hear it for the boys

2018-08-21T17:27:12+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Donations, Schooling, Support|

The local community is always pleased to assist Reach the Children on its Luwero Centre projects, none more so than the local boys who always get stuck into whatever work has to be done. They should be in school getting an education but sadly their families cannot afford to pay school fees.  Helping to [...]

11 07, 2018

Widowed UK Grandmother helps Ugandan Grandmas

2018-07-11T11:17:28+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Donations, Funding|

Soon to be 94 years young Dorothy Botterell continues to make significant donations to Reach the Children's Grandmas Gardens programme in Luwero Uganda. Dorothy's husband Frank died in 2013 and he was an enthusiastic contributor and supporter of Reach the Children UK. Frank and Dorothy provided much of the funds to acquire the 14 acres [...]