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Testing water in Katanga

Working with the University to test various samples of water in Katanga Slum. We are having lots of meetings with the local council, various water charities and water engineers to find out if we can improve the water and sanitation issue in Katanga. Find out more about our water program by clicking here.




Apuli is one of those cute kids that lives just opposite our school and because he lives so close he always just wonders into the office.

He’s got such an infectious smile.

When we first saw him he was wearing a dress (we later found out it was because he only has sisters and so any clothes that were passed down to him were most probably dresses), so we made sure we got him some nice red shorts…


Recently Apuli’s mother died, which meant Apuli had to go back to the village he came from.

We will miss that cute kid who used to interrupt our meetings, wondering in as though he had the right to go anywhere, and used to sit on the step opposite our school and run up and say hello when we arrived in the morning.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you all, we hope you have had a great time perhaps seeing your family & friends, eating some good turkey and sharing lots of gifts with each other.

We finished the school term in December with an end of year Christmas party with all the children in our school, the teachers and Ugandan trustees too.


& A Happy New Year. We in Uganda are looking forward to a new school term in January with some more new faces. A few of a children have acquired the sponsors necessary to send them to a private school, in Kampala. These children have studied hard, have really got to grips with learning and have shown real improvement in the last year in the Hope for Life school.


Both our teachers and social workers have worked hard, over the past year, to ensure the children are at a standard where they are able to attend formal school and pass the entrance exam.

As we have some children leaving our school, we will have more space in our classes to welcome in more children, from Katanga slum, who can not afford & need education.

IMG_7711Tendo (the girl in orange), who goes to the Hope for Life school, with her friends; all who have never received any formal education.  

We want to thank all of those people who are currently supporting our teachers to teach the children in Katanga, to a level where the can attend formal school. We are also thankful for those who are sponsoring children to start school in January 2013.

If you would like to know how you are able to support a teacher or sponsor a child then fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Fridays on the Sports Field

Each Friday Afternoon, we take the children to the local ‘green’ to play some sports, get some exercise and more importantly, have a whole load of fun! Copy of SDC14956

This is Christine who has just received a Sponsor to send her to a local private school. She will be leaving our Hope for Life informal classes and starting school in January (the start of the Ugandan school year).Copy of SDC14966

Christine is wearing the dress she got given from the charity ‘Dress a Girl around the World’Copy of SDC14975 Some of the children got well stuck in and some, as you can see from the picture below (the girl in the white) was a little bit nervous.SDC14981 SDC14982 SDC14983

These are our children who are due to break up from school for the Christmas holidays. We have children who join in our sports on Friday who also don’t go to school. We are building up relationships with all these kids too, so we know which children are the most in need of education.

As our children, in the Hope for Life school, get sponsored, we can then add the children on our waiting list to our school.  SDC14988



If you would like to sponsor any of these children for £20 per month and would like to know more about our Sponsorship program then click on the Sponsor a Child page

We are hoping to get 20 children sponsored to go to school by January… Can you help…?
SDC14905 SDC14908 SDC14910 SDC14915 SDC14939 SDC14938 SDC14930 SDC14921 SDC14943 SDC14981SDC14990 SDC14989 To find out more how you can Sponsor a Child then click on the following link… Sponsor a Child page.