SIAB Uganda Appeal for Refugee Children

Total raised

from a target of £15,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


Since December 2016 when fighting between rebel forces and the government broke out in South Sudan following an alleged coup, more than a million people have fled the country seeking refuge with their neighbours.  Uganda, bordering South Sudan to the south, has received the biggest influx of refugees courtesy of their open border policy and promise to provide incoming South Sudanese with land and seeds in the belief that they will be better off making a new life for themselves than doing nothing in a camp.

Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp now holds the unfortunate accolade of being the largest in the world – it was recently forced to close with 350,000 people in it.  85% of these people are women and children and the influx of young South Sudanese children has put a huge strain on an already stretched Ugandan education system. Children are being educated in classes of up to 150, without any resources.

Our partners in Uganda, East African Playgrounds (EAP) have been working in Bidi Bidi and have approached us to supply SchoolBags to help alleviate the problem.  Please watch our short video to see the direct request from Tom Gill, Founding Director of East African Playgrounds and School in a Bag Operations Manager in Uganda.

Tom Gill has overseen our operations in Uganda since 2012 and has successfully sourced and co-distributed 3875 SchoolBags working in association with on the ground educational charities.  The SchoolBags and their contents will be sourced, packed and distributed  ‘In Country’ by Tom and the partner charities EAP are working alongside.

Please help us fund SchoolBags for the refugee children in northern Uganda.

Thank you.

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Total donations: £1,280.00






Leila Smith


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

My friend told me about your page today. What a wonderful adventure and a great cause. Looks like you are having a great time but as a fellow traveller i know there will be many challenges. Wishing you a safe and amazing adventure.






£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Excellent work



£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

I hope you reach your target. Here's a bit to help

Alex Hackett-Evans





I've been following Ed Pratt's epic unicycle journey and learned of "School in a Bag" from him. The work you're doing in Uganda is so important. My thoughts and hopes are with all the refugees there.



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)