Thank you for all of your support for Child’s i Foundation in 2019. We had a fantastic year and could not have done it without you, and want to take the time to reflect on all we were able to achieve last year.
Last year, thanks to your generosity, we were able to move 44 children from orphanages into safe and loving families. These children now have a second chance at life and will grow up being surrounded by their families.
One of these children was Samuel. Samuel was placed in an orphanage when he was just a year old since his mother could not take care of him. He spent the next for 8 years of his life at the orphanage. However, thanks to your support, Samuel’s story has forever changed. Our social workers were able to trace and find Samuel’s aunt who was willing to care for him. At 9 years, Samuel has a bright future, as he grows up surrounded by his family.
The old adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ truly exemplifies our work. Our community volunteers are our support system in advocating, supporting and educating families on the importance of children growing up in families. Last year, we were been able to set up a network of more than 400 trained community volunteers in Tororo District & Makindye Division. These volunteers are able to protect, refer and monitor children and families in their communities. Through our army of community volunteers, over 12,000 children were supported to stay in families in 2019.
One of our biggest achievements last year was signing partnerships with two more orphanages to help them reimagine how they care. This expansion is a huge milestone for Child’s i, and proof that we are changing hearts and minds and reimagining how best to care for children in our communities. We will be working closely with our new partners to reunite the children in their orphanages back into the community.
It was a great year, filled with major milestones, and making a difference in our communities. As we head into 2020 we are looking forward to ensuring that more children grow up surrounded by their families and transforming more districts in Uganda.
We are proud of what we achieved with your support in helping us make sure that more children in Uganda are growing up in safe and loving families. We need your help to do this. If you would like to become a regular giver to Child’s i Foundation please sign up here. Together, we can make an even bigger impact in 2020.