The Help Uganda Trust
Who we are
The Help Uganda Trust supports the Children and Young people of St Michael's Children's Home Kampala. Unlike many charities operating in Africa and Uganda the HUT aims to pay for professional training and/or University places so that each child is capable of fully supporting themselves when they leave the home. It is not just education to sixteen or eighteen and then back on the streets with the need for continued charitable support or alternativily facing the return to extreme poverty.
Whilst we have helped more than 100 children over the years we now have only 35 remaining children whose education we need to complete over the next five years or so. This will complete our founder's original objective.
The children come from a range of ethnic (tribal) and religious backgrounds and it is the home's policy that children are treated equally regardless of background. Most are there because of armed conflict or because of the impact of AIDS. At the home great emphasis is made on teaching the children to respect each other’s religious differences and in the equality of the sexes.
We are particularly proud of our success with young girls and are delighted in the confidence that many have obtained. We are also proud that some of our children have gone on to become doctors, teachers, engineers as well as artists and musicians.
Please support us however you can
Signing up for regular giving is particularly helpful as the children need ongoing support.Thank you