Dear Friends While Ugandan schools are gradually re-opening, still quite a few dids remain quarantined at Kids of Africa. Ugandan lockdown-rules have been among the strictest in Africa. A year like no other. But, as the kids have grown to the challenge, they become a family like no other.
Dear Friends After a challenging year we wish you a blessed Christmas. We wish you peace and time to pause. Good luck, happy moments and good health. Many of us must be longing for that. Good enough, it normally doesn’t take too much. A few kind words can go
Dear Friends For many generations, Christmas has moved people all over the world. It is a special celebration. Especially when we free it from the superfluous stress that we sometimes impose on ourselves. In Kids of Africa, too, the anticipation is great. But it is not so much about
Dear Friends Most children in the world enjoy a day off from school. But when schools have been closed for nine months and conditions at home are precarious, the sky can literally fall on the heads of many children. But with careful planning and a little imagination, we bring
Dear friends At the end of a difficult year, many Ugandans want nothing more than just a few carefree hours. That is why Kids of Africa invited all of the children's village's neighbors to a festive lunch on the occasion of the first weekend in Advent. And they all
Dear friends Despite our recent anticipation of a relaxation of the lockdowns, Uganda's president this week ordered a surprising extension of the school closure until at least the end of 2020 - against recommendations from his own ministers. Although Uganda's infection rate is minimal, the lockdowns are creating a
Dear Friends Is after the crisis before the next crisis? Probably. Because while Uganda is planning a relaxation of the lockdowns, a wave of hardship affects countless families. Children are particularly hard hit. Students want to go back to school. But most families have lost jobs, income and savings.
Dear friends While the lockdowns are decimating Africa's economies without a safety net, its people are strong. For their attitude is often based on a deep sense of trust. It provides an everyday-meaning to “Yes, I can”. And it is a source of recovery and resilience. An invaluable advantage
Dear friends As the global lockdowns are easing, Uganda will hopefully follow. Thankfully, nobody has died so far from Covid-19 – at least officially - in Uganda. But the price of the lockdown has been devastating for many. Large parts of the economy collapsed. Many people slipped from poverty
Dear friends Aristotle considered the youth of his time irresponsible, without manners and horrible to look at. Clearly, it always took a special effort for members of all generations to respect, honor and support each other. Creating communities is no walk in the park. Things can be difficult. But