How will you Be Bold for Change?

  Today is International Women’s Day. The commemoration happens  8 March with a different focus each year. Last year’s focus was to Pledge for Parity. As the gender gap is not predicted to close until 2186, this year’s theme seems fitting to take action. Be Bold for Change. By now, you’ve probably seen the hashtag […]

Red Hand Day

Think back to your childhood. What are your fondest memories? They’re most likely experiences with your family and friends and you can probably remember how happy you were during those times. Every person should be able to experience this feeling, but not all are able to. In many countries throughout the world, including South Sudan […]

Scholarships for Girls

The Challenge While the rate of primary and secondary education is climbing in Uganda, there are still many factors turning girls away from school. Inadequate school infrastructure (classrooms and furniture), sexual harassment and gender based violence, pregnancy, and household responsibilities such as cooking and caring for younger siblings are all major deterrents for girls in […]

Teacher Training Scholarships

The Challenge Education is important to the people of South Sudan; however, it is not a top priority for the current government. While it is easier to access primary and secondary education in urban areas, rural communities are often left behind. There are many obstacles getting in the way of children’s education in South Sudan: […]

Step Up

The Challenge In northern Uganda, 80% of the population are subsistence farmers meaning they survive hand-to-mouth, growing just enough food for one meal a day. Farming is heavy work, yet over 75% of the labour is done by women who work 12-18 hour days. Child mortality in the region is around 50%. People see no other […]

Redeemer Children’s Home

The Challenge Many children in northern Uganda are orphans after losing their parents during the conflict’s violence or from HIV/AIDS, which is highly prevalent in the region. The children need a safe and loving environment where they can grow up and attend school. Our Aim In supporting Redeemer Children’s Home, we aim to provide orphaned […]

Supporting Schools

The Challenge Every child deserves an education, but in South Sudan 70% of children aged 6-17 years old will never get the chance to go to school, and for those children who start school only 10% will complete primary school. And the situation is even worse for girls where the attendance rate is only 33%.  This all […]

Thailand

Burmese refugees living in Thailand are one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations. After decades of ongoing internal conflict, there is still no viable opportunity to return for these refugees, and what little international humanitarian aid is focused on official refugee camps- 150,000 Burmese live in camps, 2 million must survive as best they […]

South Sudan

  Since its independence in 2011, regrowth has struggled immensely, and the people of South Sudan have suffered.South Sudan is the world’s newest country, and one of the least developed. While there are no actual population figures, it is estimated that there are 11.91 million people, 40% of whom are children under the age of […]