One aspect of the Edith's Home project is business development, where start ups are given initial support with the intention that they become profit-making, and from there provide an additional source of income for the charity. UK Committee member Rob Powell has been out to Uganda this year, and has sent this update on the progress of one such start up, the guest house, which has been something of a labour of love for Rob and the team out in Uganda: The guest house is...
Government officials are so pleased with the Vocational Training Centre's progress that they have upgraded the level education the centre can provide. This is testament to the fantastic work of the centre staff. However this means that two of our senior teachers, Robert and Emma, need to gain further qualifications in order to teach at this higher level. This will be a significant undertaking for them personally, as it will mean attending college at weekends as well as...
One of our first sponsored orphans was Florence (pictured). Florence successfully completed her nursing qualifications and had worked at Entebbe hospital for 3 years. However, the qualification levels required by professional nursing staff have recently been increased, and Florence's contract has been terminated until she can upgrade her qualification to a diploma level. The knock on effect of this has been huge, not only on Florence herself but on her 5 young siblings...
October 7, 2017 | 0 comments
A much needed tailoring workshop has recently been completed at the Vocational Training Centre. Previously, the tailoring classroom would have doubled as a woodwork workshop and a classroom. Along with the 20 students and 2 teachers, the noise of the sewing machines could be, let's say, somewhat disruptive to the lessons taking place at the other end of the room! Thanks to the hard work of the Uganda, and the kind donations of supporters back in the UK, the new tailoring...
Recent population growth figures suggest that Uganda is set to be the fastest growing country in the world over the coming years. The country’s current population of 27.7 million is projected to explode to 130 million by 2050 [1]. Unfortunately, this rate of growth is projected to place serious strain on services and the national economy. Uganda has come a long way since Edith's Home was started 12 years ago, but there are further challenges on the horizon that will...
In March Amy McGlashan and her mum, Anne, ran the Inverness half marathon to raise money for Edith's Home. They completed the race in a fantastic time of 2 hours 10 minutes, and raised a whopping £363. Amy recently shared why she was so keen to raise money for Edith's Home: "In August 2014 I got the chance to visit Uganda with the Edith's home summer team. While I was there I saw first hand the amazing work that this small charity do for HIV/AIDS orphans in Kumi...
July 1, 2016 | 0 comments
Earlier this year Edith, the lady who inspired the original work of Edith's Home, passed away. Edith had been in poor health for some time and died peacefully. Having known Edith for many years we were really sad about this news, however, so thankful for her life and the legacy it has left in our greatly expanded project. Edith could not speak much English but was still able to communicate clearly with us - she was a real colourful character - funny, strong-willed,...
Emmanuel Opio, Director of EHSA An innovative group of former sponsored students have established the Edith's Home Student Association (EHSA). The group aims to harness the shared experience of students who have benefited from the Edith's Home sponsorship program, and provides a forum for sharing ideas. The group's Director, Emmanuel Opio, is excited about the potential impact of the initiative: "We want to create a godly and friendly culture between us and the...
January 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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Every year we send teams to Uganda for two weeks to visit the project and run a summer camp for the sponsored students. This is a great trip and is a fantastic experience for the team members and is a really important and exciting week for the sponsored students.         View a short video of the visit here. If you are up for a challenge and really want to serve and encourage the young people we are supporting...
January 5, 2015 | 0 comments
Edith’s home has been supporting Orphans in the Teso region for 10 years! A summer team when out to share in the joy of reaching the 10 year milestone.  A fantastic community wide celebration was held attended by local official and 800 people from the sounding area. There was much, music dance and a few too many speeches! The enthusiasm was truly heartening as it was clear that this is a highly valued part of the local community. “If somebody came by here...