Book A Cycling Tour
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus Share on LinkedIn Share on Email

1morechild

1morechild - Ride25 - CharityThe Ride25 Pioneers trip raises  money for 1moreChild.

1moreChild was set-up by Harry & Hen Ferdinando in 2008 to help enable street children in Jinja, Uganda to go to school and prosper.

Ride25 raises money for 1moreChild for the following key reasons:

A small amount of money goes along way – as little as £15 per month can transform a child’s life. 100% of all money donated to 1moreChild goes to tackle the problem.  There are no western overheads, admin costs or wastage. In addition Harry & Hen pay all their own costs. The money raised from the cycle will make an enormous difference to 1moreChild and enable them to take many more children out of the slum.

For more information about 1moreChild please visit 1moreChild.org

1moreChild provide school fees, 3 meals a day, school uniforms, school supplies, shoes, clothes, medical care, tutoring, mentoring, a football club and various other activities.

A small amount of money goes along way - as little as £15 per month can transform a child's life. 100% of all money donated to 1moreChild goes to tackle the problem. There are no western overheads, admin costs or wastage.

A BIT MORE ON
1morechild

1moreChild helps 160 children in a variety of ways. They currently rent six houses in Jinja, four boys’ homes and two for girls. These homes accommodate the children that don’t have families, and act as a ‚Äòyouth centre’ for those who live in the slum village of Masese. The children who still live with their families come to the house every day and it has become a place that they all call ‘home’.

Each home has a full-time house manager to oversee the house and to be a positive influence in the children’s lives. They also provide after-school tutoring, medical care and mentoring. There is also a house mother who oversees the cooking and cleaning.

They are also a place where they can invite other children still on the street. On Monday and Tuesday evenings and Sundays, the houses are open for any street children to come and have a meal.

On Saturdays they have a ‚Äòfamily’ lunch which all the 1moreChild boys and girls attend. Afterwards they have a football match or play various games at the houses.

They believe that children require the basic needs mentioned above in order to function well at school and that education is imperative for success in today’s world. However, in their opinion, mentoring is the key to being able to face the hardship, corruption and challenges in Ugandan life today. Their staff members spend hours each week investing into the lives of the children individually and in groups, teaching them values like honesty, respect, integrity and leadership skills. They believe, to do this effectively, the children need role models from their own tribe. As a result they have purposefully recruited successful Karamojong young men and women with a desire to work with vulnerable children from their own tribe.