22 06, 2019

SELF RELIANCE ACHIEVED – an update on Ronnie, our man in Uganda

2019-06-22T15:22:27+00:00 June 22nd, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

The crop of maize that Ronnie planted earlier in the year has now been harvested and together with the latest supply of bricks that Ronnie made, they have been able to build up their house to the next level. Ronnie tells us “I think for now we are going to leave it there for a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 04, 2019

Suchi – our man in Kenya

2019-04-18T22:24:21+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

This is Justus Suchi, the Country Director of Reach the Children Kenya, who has dedicated twenty years of service to the communities of western Kenya. Here he is demonstrating container gardening, showing how vegetables can be successfully grown in discarded plastic containers. Lecturing throughout the area he stimulates local families to try new varieties [...]

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 [...]

19 03, 2019

Africa’s children tell their story

2019-03-19T11:34:03+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Schooling, Support, Uncategorised|

Children’s stories that relate to the challenges of living their lives in rural Africa always touch the hearts of readers. Reach the Children UK wanted to find out what the next generation thought of its projects and the impact in their community, so decided to take up the challenge of collecting these stories and [...]

10 03, 2019

International Women’s Day

2019-03-10T10:29:32+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Support|

Some people have questioned whether there is a need these days for an International Women’s Day. Why in 2019 are we still discussing inequality between the sexes? Because in 2019 Reach the Children is still supporting impoverished grandmothers, who needed help to grow food to feed their grandchildren and who struggle to send the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]