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In November I’m going on a 2 week mission trip to Uganda with the charity Empower A Child (Registered Charity Number 1149868), which works in both Uganda and Kenya, primarily with children and young people.
More than 50% of the population of Uganda is under the age of 16. Approximately 2.3 million of these children are orphans due to decades of war, AIDS and other diseases, and 1 million children alone are orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic. The average child in Uganda has just 4.7 years of schooling.
Empower A Child aims to reach some of these children through projects and outreaches based in schools, babies’ and children’s homes and local communities. The work they do includes feeding, teaching, playing games, sharing bible stories, prayer and worship, and health education. Every week over 200 children are reached through these projects. During my time in Uganda I will be joining in all of these projects but also spending several days carrying out some medical clinics for the children.
I am funding this trip myself – flights, accommodation, visa etc. However, I am raising money to help pay for the medical supplies I will be taking with me as well as other things to give to the children such as school supplies, books, toys, and toiletries such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. Empower A Child isn’t registered with JustGiving which is why I have set up a GoGetFunding page. Every penny donated will be very much appreciated!
For more information, this is the website for Empower A Child: http://www.empower-a-child.org.uk
I’m also writing an online blog to keep people updated over the next few months as I prepare for my trip: http://beckyhancock.weebly.com/
Thank you for your support!