Back to school
It’s September once again and that means that for many of us the summer holidays are over and it’s the return of packed lunches, homework and the school run.
Now that might not fill that many of us with joy, but in Uganda it definitely does for the children we work with! They are are eagerly looking forward to returning to the classroom. We are very proud that we are supporting 138 children to get an education thanks to the kindness and generosity of our Education sponsors and supporters of our Education Fund. That is 138 children who will have brighter futures, full of possibilities.
One of our amazing sponsors, Lynn, is the founder and MD of Toucan Agency. We are very grateful that Lynn kindly offered the time and skills of her and her production team to make a series of short films for us a few months ago.
Lynn had the chance to meet the child that she supports and to go to school and see the difference her financial support has first hand. A huge thank you to Lynn and her team from all of us.
I thoroughly recommend that you watch Lynn’s video and gain an insight into the impact that access to education has for these incredible young people.
Fundraising for Fifteen
Although we are proud to be supporting so many children through our education support programmes, there are sadly still so many that need our help.
We have been fundraising for 15 weeks to help 15 street connected children from Uganda to go to school. We are trying to raise £5,260 which is the equivalent of sending 15 children to school for one year.
We are really thankful to those incredible supporters who have already helped and donated. Unfortunately, we are still some way off reaching our target of £5,260.
Please help us however you can. Whether this is a one-off donation to help us pay for their fees for now or a monthly donation to invest in children’s education for the future.
You can help make a difference by donating here.
S.A.L.V.E. News roundup
💻 Learn about one young boy’s experience on the streets as an 8-year-old and how S.A.L.V.E. have helped him return home.
🐕 We’ve had some new additions to our residential site – puppies! We are delighted that they have all been able to find new homes. But of course that’s not before they all get cuddled by the children and team we work with!
💃 This family were so happy to have their son, that they couldn’t help but dance with joy! It’s moments like these that make are proud to be working towards #NoStreetCalledHome.
🦷 Thanks to Bright Smiles Colgate Uganda in partnership with Jinja Educational Trust we were able to give the children at S.A.L.V.E. new toothpaste, toothbrushes and some top tips on oral hygiene! We are always so grateful to everyone who chooses to partner with and support S.A.L.V.E.
Could you be the Chair of our UK board?
We are seeking to recruit a new Chair of the Board of Trustees for with a minimum commitment of 12 hours per month (which can be evening and weekends) based in the UK. The successful candidate will join our Board of Trustees in the UK and work alongside our CEO, staff team and Ugandan board, to help S.A.L.V.E. International to thrive and increase our impact.
This is a voluntary role and one that is very rewarding and where you can make a big difference.
More detailed information is given in the full role description that you can read by clicking here. The closing date is 25 September 2022. We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in applying!
The S.A.L.V.E. Lottery for Change winner!
This month is Janette. Well done! Would you like to be next month’s winner? For just £3 a month you can be in with a chance of winning £100 and provide a street connected child with lunch for a week! Find out more here.
Thank you for your continued solidarity and support. We are so grateful to be part of such a caring community of people, working together to give opportunities to children living on the streets of Uganda.
If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We always love to hear from you 🙂
Lots of love and (hopefully) sunshine from,
Nicola and the whole S.A.L.V.E. team
Each month the children in Uganda want to hear from your for our Inequality Debate. This month’s question is about peace, linking to World Peace Day later this month. Share your views here. The children love hearing thoughts from friends around the globe on their debate question!