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

Namuwongo is a small township in Uganda that has been ravaged and torn apart by wars in neighbouring Rwanda.

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.

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 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.

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 Ray of Hope Uganda

REG. CHARITY NO. 1149786

Friends of Ray of Hope was founded by Milford-on-Sea couple Steve and Liz Jennings in 2007. We are a small charity that provides a school for slum children in Kampala, the Ugandan capital and supports the charity Ray of Hope Ministries and the work that they do.

Friends of Ray of Hope was founded by Milford-on-Sea couple Steve and Liz Jennings in 2007. We are a small charity that provides a school for slum children in Kampala, the Ugandan capital and supports the charity Ray of Hope Ministries and the work that they do.