small communities do matter

Why our work is important

Long forgotten by the news, many of the women in the Namuwongo slum have suffered rape and too many of the children are orphaned and uncared for.
Where is it?
Namuwongo, Kampala, Uganda

 

Namuwongo is a suburb of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. It is home to one of the largest slum communities in the city.

How deep is the problem?

In the slums, unemployment is high; there are no Social Services or NHS. People typically live in poorly constructed shacks next to open sewers that frequently flood. These homes are the size of an average garden shed and can house up to twelve people. Disease and parasites flourish, and as a result, children suffer from malaria, TB, typhoid and some are also HIV positive.

How deep is the problem?

In the slums, unemployment is high; there is no Social Services or NHS. People live in mud-brick homes next to open sewers that frequently flood with polluted sewage.

Disease and parasites flourish, and as a result, children suffer from malaria and TB; many too are HIV positive.

lifting minds, bodies and spirits

How we give hope

It is impossible to escape poverty unless you receive an education. Although primary education is free in Uganda, the cost of uniform and books puts it beyond the reach of slum families.

‘Friends’ support the N.C.F. team in the areas of Education, social care, feeding programmes and medical support which many slum children and their families benefit from. 

lifting minds, bodies, and spirits

How we give hope

It is impossible to escape poverty unless you receive an education. Although primary education is free in Uganda, the cost of uniform and books puts it beyond the reach of slum families. Friends of Ray of Hope owns Ray of Hope School and by providing all of its funding helps Emily and her team give hope, medicines, and education.
Friends of Ray of Hope owns Ray of Hope School and by providing all of its funding helps Emily and her team give hope, medicines and education.

Friends of Namuwongo Community Foundation

REG. CHARITY NO. 1149786