Benard’s Story

Hear Benard speak of how sponsorship through Global Care changed his life:    

Hope for Hart

When *Hart was seven, her alcoholic father abandoned his family. Homeless and unable to support her five children on a housemaid’s wages, Hart’s mother appealed to the Sri Lankan authorities for help. The four youngest were sent to children’s homes. Hart and her older sister went to one home. Her two younger brothers went to… Read more »

Come on 2018! It’s a big year for Global Care – we’re celebrating our 35th anniversary. Yes, it’s 35 years since Global Care began, on the end of founder Ron Newby’s kitchen table in Coventry, with letters asking family and friends to sponsor the needy children he had recently met in Uganda. We’re still in Coventry… Read more »

Building ability in disability

The combination of poverty and disability is toxic. Add stigma and discrimination, and the mix is even more destructive. There are an estimated 2.5 million children with disabilities in Uganda. According to a UNICEF-backed 2014 research study*, over 90% may not be in school. Of the children with disabilities who do attend primary school, a… Read more »

‘They don’t want pity, they want change’

“Disability is not inability” was the phrase being chanted by hundreds of schoolchildren, teachers, families and committee board members, throughout the day at Atira Disability Action Group. What I expected to be a humble group of ten or so adults and children with disabilities, turned out to be a sea of people from all over… Read more »

Prayer Focus December 17 & January 18

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Friday 1st – Saturday 9th: This week we remember International Volunteer Day and World AIDS Day, and pray for our Christmas Appeal, and Global Care Trustees. On Friday, World AIDS Day, pray… Read more »

10 reasons to support Global Care’s Christmas Appeal

1. South Sudan is the world’s newest nation and also one of the most fragile. Decades of war and violence have decimated communities, services, infrastructure and social capacity. In a world of plenty, at a time of year when the developed world indulges to excess, we need to remember those corners of the planet where… Read more »

Building a better society – helping young refugees look ahead

A ground-breaking peace-building initiative working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon has been funded through Global Care’s Children@Risk programme.. The pilot project hoped to provide teenagers and young men and women in their early 20s with important skills needed to help re-build their homeland when the civil war in Syria ends. Four trainers presented a programme of eight sessions… Read more »