We love telling our stories through pictures and video. All these short films star our kids... part of what we want to achieve is to give them a voice. These videos (and more) can also be seen on our Youtube channel – and the later ones are on our Vimeo channel (from where you can download them for use in schools and churches, etc).
New video: Child of Hope’s family support team in action
Check out the impact of Child of Hope's Family Support team, seen in this 3-minute video. This work is provided entirely free for families of children at our school in the poverty-struck Namatala slum of eastern Uganda – where there is no other effective form of social support.
The parents (usually the mums) benefit hugely. We offer them lots of family support, training and encouragement through our welfare team. And if they would like to start a business, our IGA team trains them, gives them a start-up grant, and supports them long-term as they rise from the worst extremes of poverty.
And because Child of Hope’s work is holistic, everything we do is joined up and positively influences other aspects of our work. So, spiritual health affects mental health, which affects physical health. Physical health isn’t just down to our nurses, but the fact that a mum’s new business allows her to feed her children better, and that the welfare team visits her to make sure the children are being looked after at home. And when when children get good exam results, that’s been helped by mum being able to afford paraffin so the child has light to do their homework… and because the welfare team made sure there was a safe environment at home to study in.
There’s a transformation in the slum
Here’s a new video that lets you see into all the work Child of Hope does to help alleviate poverty in the Namatala slum. It’s more documentary in style than our usual videos (where you need to have a hankie ready!)… a great summary for anyone who hasn’t been to Uganda to see the work for yourself.
New video: all 460 children
Just for fun... here’s a very short video showing all 460 pupils and staff at our school in the Namatala Slum – standing on the verandas at the school and cheering their heads off for half a minute.
Child of Hope: Now I'm Free
Fear permeates everyone's lives in the Namatala Slum... but Child of Hope is working to bring hope, God’s love and release from the chains of poverty to young slum kids and their families. www.childofhopeuganda.org
Soundtrack: The song ‘Do not be Afraid’ by artist Kaleb Jones is used with permission. The Music Bed, LLC. 9555 Harmon Road, Fort Worth, TX 76177 1-800-380-8154
Child of Hope's amazing school
Here's a great 5-minute video – the story of how Child of Hope started its life-changing, high-social impact work in the Namatala slum of eastern Uganda. It gives some good views of the Namatala slum where we work, and CoH's response to the terrible poverty and lack of opportunities afforded to children with no education.
Just 5 minutes long and well worth a watch.
Soundtrack: Artist: Nichole Nordeman, Originally Recorded On: Brave Source Product #: SPD63575, Song ID: 38711, Song Title: We Build, Writer(s): Nichole Nordeman Master Recording Copyright Notice: Nichole Nordeman appears courtesy of Sparrow Records (P) 2005 Sparrow Records. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Song Rate: $15 per song /per 6 months.
Little Elijah had been left alone in the slum, apparently to die, unwanted. Watch the story of his rescue by Child of Hope staff and his recovery. Apologies but this video is very small and low resolution.
This video is just 3.5 minutes long.
Welfare in the Namatala slum
There's no welfare system in Uganda as we know it in the west, but Child of Hope has set up a system to work wonders for the families of its pupils. Huge thanks to our expert friends from Welsh Social Services! There's also a glimpse at morning devotions at the school before the daily check-up of potential vulnerable children.
Filmed by Bex Okotel in Uganda, this video is 17 minutes long.
This video – shot by Bex Okotel in Uganda – shows how our school is fighting malaria!
It's nearly ten minutes long.
Helping mums in business – the impact
See how mums' and their children's lives are changed by your £25 business start-up grants! This is our IGA (Income Generating Activity) programme – which gives the grant and then provides ongoing free business support.
Just 2.5 minutes long.
Helping mums in business - tour the slum
Tour the Namatala slum to meet mums we have set up in business, and who we continue to support through our IGA programme.
This video is 7.5 minutes long.
See how solar power is impacting the lives of school kids in the Ugandan slum district of Namatala. A big 'thank you' to the Young Philanthropy team at EY for helping us raise the money for a full solar power system for the school!
Great fun and just 2.5 minutes long.