Uganda Hands for Hope (LIFT UK)

Uganda Hands for Hope (LIFT UK)

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Young people

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LIFT UK is a grant giving foundation and UK registered charity no. 1147360 which exclusively supports Uganda Hands for Hope (UHfH), a registered NGO based in Kampala, Uganda. They support the most vulnerable children and their families living in Namuwongo slum, Kampala, working with them to reduce poverty and meet their basic needs in the areas of education, health, nutrition and social care and alternative education/livelihoods.


We support the most vulnerable children through education, helping them to get the most from their time at school and providing a foundation for a productive and happy future. Most of the children are supported by UHfH through child sponsorship where each year 25-30 of the most vulnerable children (aged 3-5) are identified to begin school. Children with special needs are especially vulnerable therefore we also offer a class where these children can receive
a basic education including self-help skills (dressing, feeding etc.). We have a specialist special needs teacher and assistant special needs teacher to support this programme.

Health, Nutrition and Social Care
We provide support and advice on health, nutrition and social care to children, their families and the wider community, equipping them with the knowledge and means to lead a healthy life. This includes providing children under our support with breakfast and lunch each day whilst at school as well providing them with free health care and medicines as required. We also run a number of health outreach events for the whole community in areas such as sanitation, malaria, family planning, sexual health.

Alternative Education and Livelihoods
We empower young people, parents and guardians with the skills and resources to take up productive livelihoods and employment opportunities within their own communities. For children who are too old to join the sponsorship programme, we offer skills training and informal education and some are supported through vocational training. Our reach into the community is extended by running a solar light programme where we buy and rent out solar lights for mothers of our sponsored children to help them to earn a living for themselves and their families. Through the small loans programme, we also provide support mothers to either start up a small business or improve an existing one.

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