Child of Hope Nursery/Primary School, founded and owned by Child of Hope Outreach Uganda, is legally obliged to be governed by its own management committees and are overseen by a board of directors.
In the UK, a team supports the Ugandan operation through UK-registered charity Child of Hope (England and Wales reg no.1136068). That team consists of eight trustees, two part-time paid roles of director and administrator, a part-time fundraiser who applies for grants, and a small group of dedicated volunteers. Our school provides free education for around 500 nursery children (ages 3-6) and primary children (ages 7-12) from the Namatala slum.
Child Of Hope Nursery/Primary School is not a temporary structure – unlike many charity-built African schools, lasting only a few years – this awesome building is a permanent facility to provide quality education for decades to come. It is extremely well-built.
Academics at Child Of Hope Nursery/Primary School
We believe in introducing real change to the way that school learning is undertaken, through teaching methods such as Phonics – you can read more about that here.
Vocational Training. We educate and train children to become employable young people with very real work prospects, to support both themselves and their families. Often the best route is vocational training, rather than purely academic. Here’s why …
Sponsorship. In the Namatala slum, there is no provision for healthcare or social care, so most children do not eat a hot meal each day, and most do not attend state school because there are too many things to pay for. Child of Hope steps in to provide all these, plus clothes, shoes… and all the other things you’ll read about on the website. How do we pay for it?
Income Generating Activities (IGA) at Child of Hope very quickly improve the lives of our pupils – and their whole families – by supporting their mothers with a business start-up. Fast social impact takes place when women can provide for their families. And it’s sustainable.
Much of the healthcare in Uganda isn’t free, so the children attending our school aren’t likely to receive any, unless we provide it. But that doesn’t phase us, and we have developed a highly-effective provision – part of our Family Support team – that is reaping huge rewards in the health of our pupils… and their families.
Free medical attention is available as required; there is a nurse on duty during school hours to attend to immediate problems. More serious situations are dealt with at a local Christian clinic, and any costs are met by Child of Hope. We even successfully fight malaria, which all our children have suffered from.
[related_posts]Welfare. In a slum where there is no social service or welfare system, Child of Hope’s welfare team does some amazing, ground-breaking work, and is a vital part of how we help slum children and their families. We’re very proud of our social welfare support system – part of our Family Support team – by all accounts it may be the only one in Uganda!
We love telling our stories through pictures and video. All these short films star our kids… part of what we want to achieve is to give them a voice. These videos (and more) can also be seen on our Youtube channel and our Vimeo channel.