Sponsoring a Child in Uganda – Meet Emma

Christmas is a time for giving. We’re all brought up on this from an early age. And with Christmas in full swing, we wanted to show how we have been giving back to people who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Including our work with SCBU, we are proud to announce we have sponsored a young boy named Emma who lives in Uganda. We are working closely with the community “Me and You Child Aid Project” , a registered community based organization operating in the district of Buikwe, Uganda. They work with orphans, vulnerable and underprivileged children in the community. They also perform community outreach program to the elderly, youth and hospitals.

We are helping a young boy called Emma who’s 4 years old and lives with his Mum, Nakitto Immy. Emma’s mum is a single parent who works on the plantations and can’t afford to support her son through school on her own. This is where Baby Birds is helping support Emma, by paying for his school fees, sending clothes, helping fund school meals, ensuring he gets an education and supporting him to have as bright a future as possible.

We are also raising funds for the community to purchase two goats for the community. These goats are really helpful for them. Despite low productivity, they contribute towards the nutritional status of the household and are a source of income. They, therefore, play an important role in poverty alleviation in individual households. Goat production also plays an important role in Uganda, providing meat in the diets of people and income from local sales and in the markets of urban centres. We are campaigning to get two goats, one male, one female. The male goat costs just £60 and the female £80.

We hope you can join us in our journey of Emma, below you can see how we are already impacting his life with new clothes, and seeing how much he enjoys school which is so important to every child in Uganda.

Below is a short message from our director who started this journey…

I first heard about Emma through the Me and You Child Aid Project Facebook page. My daughter thought it would be nice to support him as he shares the same name as me, we discovered that Emma is a boys name in Uganda.

John, the founder of the aid project, messaged me & told me all about Emma – he said he’s a quiet boy but has lots of friends. We made the decision then to support him.

Since then we follow the Facebook page and John keeps us updated with, not only Emma’s progress but also other children.

The Me and You Child Aid Project supports orphans, needy and the vulnerable. They fill the childrens day will love, music, fun and support.

I must admit I was a little worried at first that the money & items that we were sending wasn’t going directly to them but all the donation packages are posted on their Facebook wall. John even sends me the school fee receipts.

I was really proud when all the team here at Baby Birds wanted to contribute towards the goats. So now we are doing a small Secret Santa and the rest towards buying the goats for the orphanage – they are such a wonderful, caring team.

We think it is important to help others where we can – Follow us to see what we do for this little man and his friends. His birthday is Christmas Day so I’ve bought him a snow globe amongst other things – photos to follow no doubt!

We hope you feel inspired to help others who may need some help, we have included a link to the MAYCAP page so you can read more about the amazing work they do. We would also welcome any donation towards Emma. If you feel this is something you would like to do, please feel free to get in touch. We’re looking forward to posting more updates from Emma, and we hope you can join us on this incredible journey of this little boy’s life.