Child of Hope is a Christian charity producing huge social impact for slum children and their families in Eastern Uganda through free education, medical care and welfare. All donations go to our work in the Namatala slum district of Mbale and get straight to work improving lives and communities. We currently work with 460 pupils of nursery and primary age (and 28 at nearby secondary schools) from the poorest and most vulnerable families in the slum. And each year that figure goes up! Plus... we offer their families free social care, medical care and numeracy/literacy training, business training for mums and grants all designed to help them break the cycle of poverty in their lives. Everything we do is based around our slum-based school and its pupils, but the extended benefit reaches a much larger group of people in the slum. The parents (usually the mums) benefit hugely. We offer them lots of family support, training and encouragement through our welfare team. And if they would like to start a business, we train them, give them a start-up grant, and support them long-term.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Child Of Hope.
We recognise the selfless commitment made by fundraisers who train for months to run marathons, face their fears by jumping out of aeroplanes or open their homes to the community for charity bakes and coffee mornings. We believe the charities they support should receive EVERY PENNY from their fundraising efforts.
We also believe that Gift Aid (a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers) should be directed IN FULL to the charities. This is why the Wonderful Organisation does not generate profit (or even cover costs) by deducting money from fundraisers' sponsors or Gift Aid contributions.
We are a non-profit organisation funded entirely by like-minded, philanthropic businesses. That's what makes us wonderful!