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25 05, 2022

Writing Competition 2022 Winners announced!


This year we have been able to return to rural African schools and even expand our writing competition to reach more children - working in twenty schools for 2022! Sharing stories and writing about our dreams, experiences or aspirations is a classroom activity that so many of us can take for granted. For the children [...]

23 12, 2021



 Latrines for girls are, we believe, a priority. One quarter of a girl’s schooling is missed due to poor hygiene facilities at school. The first photo was taken of the latrines on an earlier visit to the school. The broken bamboo provides no privacy. The doors to the cubicles are broken or non-existent. The [...]

23 12, 2021



 These photos are of the spring in Nakitanza village, Uganda. It is shared by 160 families and innumerable animals. Local leaders and community members cry out to us for support to protect rural springs, which reduces the high incidence of water related diseases like diarrhoea, worm infections and skin infections, according to the district [...]

1 08, 2020

Urgent appeal for COVID-19 support in Uganda and Kenya


To our faithful followers, old and new  You have generously supported Reach the Children in the past but there is now an *urgent* need for funds to help feed Covid-19 vulnerable families in rural Uganda and Kenya. These households include grandmothers caring for their grandchildren, HIV positive mothers, disabled family members, women and child [...]

28 04, 2020

Give me a pencil and paper and I will write you my story


Almost 200 children received pencils and paper last October and told their stories.  They shared many of their life’s experiences, some sad some very funny.  By stimulating each child’s imagination they not only told wonderful stories but beautifully illustrated those stories with some joyous pictures. Everything we have around us had to be imagined [...]