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 [...]

31 07, 2018

Teddy bear therapy or Teddies for Terrified Tots!!!

2018-07-31T09:19:46+00:00 July 31st, 2018|Support|

How do you help a scared child at the health clinic?  You give them a teddy. Going to the Medical Centre can be a frightening time for a small child so how do you help to make it less stressful for them?  You give them a knitted teddy.   A group of knitters from Luton [...]

15 01, 2018

School Children First Responders provide first aid in village accidents

2018-01-15T11:29:41+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Schooling, Support, Volunteers|

Hospital or clinic support is rarely readily available in rural situations. Reach the Children UK taught basic first aid to Primary school children for many years. Siblings are frequently first responders to accidents to their charges. Under the direction of a qualified UK nurse children are shown how to treat burns - difficult when [...]

23 11, 2017

She needed a new roof but instead got a new home

2017-11-23T15:46:49+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Funding, Support|

Mama Cephas is a member of Grandma Gardens projects in Kenya and featured in a Reach the Children UK video on its web site ( www.reachthechildren.org.uk ). During the interview she was asked if RTC UK could help her with anything. Mama Cephas said her rusty old tin roof was leaking and spoiling her maize harvest as [...]

27 10, 2017

YOPDIDA – Muslim couple devote lives to helping disabled youth graduate with vocational skills

2017-10-27T11:34:43+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Funding, Schooling, Support|

Idris and Halima, both with personal disabilities, have built and developed a specialist vocational training institute in Kayunga Uganda for deaf, blind, physically disabled, HIV positive and albino children, slow learners and other vulnerable young people. They give their all to feed, accommodate, care for, and educate their happy band of impoverished [...]