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A Syrian girl sitting in the rubble of a ruined building

Surviving the Syrian Civil War

Twelve year-old *Haya was born in Raqqa, and lived there through most of the war, at the heart of ISIS’ Caliphate. The family made several unsuccessful attempts to leave. Finally, after ISIS were forced out, the family fled to Lebanon in 2017, and Haya began attending Global Care’s Shack School.
Sia with her sweet smile

Teeming Millions and One Sweet Smile

I’m in India. The problem with being in India is that there really isn’t anything that hasn’t been said already. The likes of Salman Rushdie and the Marigold Hotel have pretty much described its over-population, pollution and paradoxical business and spiritual nature.
A boy engaging in sensory play at New Day Centre, Albania

‘The Difference Between Night and Day’

My husband Tom and I have just returned from a short visit to the New Day Centre (NDC), Global Care Albania’s support centre for vulnerable children and young people.

Contentment and Comfort Zones: reflections on a first visit to Uganda

Student Tim Sigsworth was part of a 20-strong UK volunteer team visiting Global Care’s work in Soroti, Uganda in August. Here Tim reflects on the visit: “Our trip coincided with Global Care’s 35th anniversary and whilst there, I saw countless reminders of why their mission is so important. Here are three lessons I learned in nine days in Uganda.”

A Legacy of Protection

Children in urgent need of protection from gangs or abusers will benefit from a new shelter developed by our partners in Guatemala, supported by legacy funding from Global Care.

“The Hands and Feet of Jesus”: First impressions in Uganda

This was my first time to Uganda, however having friends who live there and having sent many teams to work there with a previous job I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. We arrived late at night so it wasn’t until the following morning that I actually got to see Uganda. I had forgotten how orange the earth is in sub-Saharan Africa, but what struck me about Uganda was how green it was.

Seeing the Difference, Being the Difference: Guatemalan Reflections

Sitting at home looking out at deep snow, it’s hard to believe that only a couple of weeks ago I was in a sunny park in Guatemala City, playing games with local street children. I was there with a group of volunteers from North East England to see the work of Global Care, to spend time with the children they support and to understand better the challenges they face and the solutions the charity is finding.

35th Anniversary

Come on 2018! It's a big year for Global Care - we're celebrating our 35th anniversary.