Child Headed Family is when the eldest surviving sibling is left to look after their brothers and sisters due to the death of their parents with no other family members to look after them. Read more
Edith’s Hope built and manages a residential vocational school for orphaned children to learn skills that will empower them to earn a wage in order to support themselves and their families. Read more
Your future isn't really hopeful if you're entirely dependent on donations from strangers. One of our goals is to enable the child headed families programme and the vocational school to become financially sustainable in the long term. Read more
Martin was an orphaned child and a very gifted secondary school pupil. His wider family had sold all they had and could no longer afford for him to continue his education as in Uganda, secondary education is not free.
Edith's Hope partners with Schools to help alleviate poverty in some of the poorest communities in Uganda. We are excited about partnering, empowering and providing the opportunity for local schools to make a difference to those in need.
We believe that God has called us to 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy, Proverbs 31:8 NIV. He has blessed the church in the “west” with so many resources and the ability to do something about it!