Inclusion and impact: Two child stories

I want to help *Ruth was carried to school by her mum, a 4km journey on rough, hilly paths. After just four days, Ruth was asked to leave as she couldn’t use the toilet without help. She wasn’t welcome. Ruth’s lower limbs are paralysed and she shuffles along on her bottom. Both Ruth and her … Read more …

“These children need people who believe in them”

I want to help Another trip to Uganda with Global Care, another trip full of surprises. This time it wasn’t the resolute acceptance of poverty that took my breath away, but the phenomenal impact of two disability projects: Global Care works with a Disability Support Group (DSG) in Abeko, in Northern Uganda, and in the … Read more …

Rising Costs And A Currency Crash

I want to help We last increased the ‘price’ of our monthly giving programmes, including sponsorship, in 2012, eight long years ago! However, since 2012 our costs have risen enormously due to the economic downturn, increased fuel, food and general living costs, and plummeting exchange rates associated with the Brexit referendum. This has created a … Read more …

Newsbrief Spring 2020

I want to help In this issue: Spotlight on Kibera, food for thought (literally) with our Lent Appeal, great feedback from Syria, Sri Lanka and our Uganda disability initiative, stories from children around the world and much more!

Prayer Focus February 2020

I want to help “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”    Isaiah 1:17 Saturday 1st – Saturday 8th: This week we pray for our Trustees who meet on Saturday, and for our project at Houtberg Childcare Centre in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. … Read more …

Lent 2020: Food for Thought

I want to help For too many children in Kibera, one meal per day is the norm. Until they come to Spurgeons Academy,  a primary school which feeds not only their brains, but their bodies as well. For the ten years a child spends at Spurgeons, from the age of three, children receive two meals … Read more …

Focus on Spurgeons Academy, Kibera

I want to help Overcrowded classrooms. Limited sanitation. High teacher turnover. An expensive and confusing new curriculum. Political turmoil. Poor water supply. Hunger. Period poverty. These are just some of the challenges facing the staff of Spurgeons Academy, a primary school in Kibera, Kenya, supported by Global Care. On the outskirts of Nairobi, Kibera has … Read more …

To Serve and Protect

I want to help A new welfare support worker joined the team at the Morning Star Care Centre, in Sri Lanka, in January, thanks to the efforts of our intrepid Dragon Boat Racers last summer. Our Dragon Boat Race event raised almost £12,000 to enable MSCC to appoint someone to work with Champa, the long-standing … Read more …

“When I am here the world is beautiful…”

I want to help Seven year-old *Rima’s father was a soldier in the Syrian army. One day a militant group in their home town of Daraa stopped him, took him to the desert and shot him. Rima’s terrified mum fled to Damascus with her six children. He’d always told her ‘go to Damascus’. So now … Read more …