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November 2021 news from S.A.L.V.E.

This is a copy of our November 2021 newsletter, which you can sign up to receive in your inbox every month here.

We are working hard to get better at our reporting so that you, our wonderful friends and supporters, know more about the impact we’re having in Uganda. Did you know for example that since we’ve started we’ve resettled 521 children home, and that almost 1,800 children have accessed our Street Outreach services, or that we have 130 children currently in our Educational Sponsorship programme? That’s a lot of lives you’ve helped to make a difference to!

Read more about our impact here.

November news roundup

Our NEW Girls Halfway Home is taking shape: we now have a roof and the next steps are the windows and plastering. Recently we have had girls sleeping on mattresses on the living room floor in our current Girls Halfway Home due to lack of space. They are very excited to see this project becoming a reality. Read Samuel’s story about his journey to the streets, battling drug addiction, suicidal thoughts and how S.A.L.V.E. empowered him to want to live. 

The Big Give: will run this year between midday 30th November – midday 7th December and we are hoping (with your help) to raise £8,000 (with up to £4,000 of matched funding available) to help provide street-connected children with a safe place to stay. We will share more information closer to the time as this is a great time to give because whatever you donate will be DOUBLED

Listen to our Podcast: Hear from a young man named Solomon* who lived on the streets himself. He explains why children might take up drugs while on the streets in Uganda and the perils of addiction. 

Go push, go

One of our fantastic friends, Push, has walked from London to Glasgow for the Climate Change Conference (COP26) to raise awareness for climate justice


Along the way, Push also kindly fundraised for S.A.L.V.E. and contributed all of the KMs he clocked up to our Navigate the Nile challenge. Go, Push, Go! I was honoured to walk beside him and friends from the Fig Tree for a section of his journey in the Lake District.

Push walked 400 miles and the children in Jinja walked in solidarity beside him. Climate change has had a big impact in Uganda already, with unseasonal weather ruining crops and therefore livelihoods. This has led to increased poverty. We appreciate that not everyone can walk from London to Glasgow but please show your support for Push and read more about his inspirational story here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GoPushGo

November’s Inequality Question

Each month the children in Uganda choose the topic for our Inequality Debate. This time, they’re asking you ‘Will the actions we take today be enough to limit the effects of climate change? Or is it too little too late?’

Why not get involved and share your ideas here? The children love hearing thoughts from friends around the globe!

*names of children are changed in line with our child protection policy

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